Per Espen Stoknes, PhD, is an eco-psychologist, author, and economist working closely with organizational and business leaders throughout Scandinavia and the European Union. He is senior lecturer at the Norwegian Business School and is director for its Center for Green Growth, having received several “Best Professor” awards for his original teaching style. His latest book is What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming, which was named one of the American Library Association’s “Outstanding Academic Titles” for 2015.
Educated as a psychologist at the University of Oslo with additional studies at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich, Per Espen supplemented this with extensive studies in philosophy, mythology, and organizational theory. Deeply influenced by the radical Jungian psychologist James Hillman, Per Espen has worked both as a clinical psychologist and organizational psychologist, bringing imagination and creative expression into these spheres. He also teaches in the expressive arts program at the European Graduate School.
A widely sought-after speaker throughout Scandinavia, he lives in central Oslo. Yet Per Espen often escapes into the mountains or to his forest cabin, in order to write, to wander, and to replenish his animal soul.