Monthly Archives: October 2012

“A Woman worth a Thousand Men,” by Ibrahim Al-Hajiby, Intern

Days after Tawakkol Karman was announced a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; I talked with a female friend of mine in Yemen. One thing that she said that still resonates with me when I asked her how she felt of Karman’s … Continue reading

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Relationship Building: Katie Storlie, Intern

During my first month as a Nobel Peace Prize Forum Intern one of my main goals was to understand prior relationships to the K-12 Festival, and further which new relationships we would like to pursue. I have been astounded by … Continue reading

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The Controversy and the Consequence of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

I’ve already been asked several times today what I think of the European Union as the recipient of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. What came first to my Minnesota mind was that this announcement won’t be terribly controversial. After all, … Continue reading

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Registration for the 2013 Forum is NOW OPEN!

More big news! Early registration is now open for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize forum (March 8-10 in Minneapolis, MN).  Similar to last year, each day is ticketed separately, with a different price for students and the general public. “Early bird” … Continue reading

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European Union Wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize!

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum officially congratulates the entire European Union (EU) for winning the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. In it’s official statement, the Norwegian Nobel Committee made the award to the EU because “the union and its forerunners have … Continue reading

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2013 Forum Theme – “The Power of Ideas: People and Peace”

What makes an idea powerful? What makes an idea catch fire, permeate our consciousness, and change the way we live, think, and act? As Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, one of my favorite parts of my job … Continue reading

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Dr. Muhammad Yunus to speak at the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

“One day our grandchildren will go to museums to see what poverty was like.” -Dr. Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate On the heels of our announcement that Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman will speak at the 2013 Forum (March … Continue reading

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