Monthly Archives: December 2012

“Aung San Suu Kyi: The Woman Who Changed My Life” by Derek Le, Intern

Since I was born, there are three women who have strongly influenced me. One is my mother, one is my sister, and the third person is Aung San Suu Kyi. While my mother taught me discipline and knowledge and my … Continue reading

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Eight Weeks, One Important Exhibit: The Nobel Peace Center

“They told me we wouldn’t be able to do it, so I immediately decided that we could.” Right away I liked her. She was talking about 2005, the first year that the Nobel Peace Center was in existence, and Bente … Continue reading

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What do you know about Bertha von Suttner?

How do you take a person long dead and make her relevant to today? “She had radical ideas, everybody loved being with her, and she believed in the power of change,” Anne Synnøve Simensen explained. Having spent a good part of … Continue reading

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Maureen Reed and Eric Schwartz visit Parliament of Norway

It’s all within walking distance today, once again showcasing walkability as one of Oslo’s best features. This morning’s meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway) was followed by an afternoon meeting at Parliament with Members of Parliament Marianne Aasen, … Continue reading

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“The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Has Inspired Me!” by Derek Le, Intern

My volunteering with the Nobel Peace Prize Forum last year is probably one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Before the event, my only intention of volunteering is to help people as much as possible. But I was … Continue reading

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2012 Nobel Ceremony Reflections from Maureen Reed

Maybe your dad fought in World War II. Mine did. And uncles too. And even a feisty, ahead-of-her-time aunt. They would have loved yesterday’s ceremony in Oslo City Hall. It was a painstaking argument Thorbjorn Jagland laid out, a recitation … Continue reading

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Maureen Reed Attending Nobel Ceremony in Oslo this Week

[Nobel Peace Prize Forum Executive Director Maureen Reed is in Oslo this week for the official Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. We’ll be posting updates from her over the next few days. Visit the NobelPrize.org website for photos and other coverage throughout … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Research Inspired by 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Samantha Cantrall ‘14, an Augsburg undergrad and volunteer with the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, conducted a grant funded study this summer with URGO (The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity). Cantrall’s study explores why rap music was so prevalent in … Continue reading

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