Monthly Archives: June 2013

Laureate Spotlight: Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of Mandela’s Nobel Peace Prize by Thato Masire

Laureate Spotlight: Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of Mandela’s Nobel Peace Prize This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s Peace Prize. In 1993, Nelson Mandela and F.W de Klerk were recognized for “their work for the peaceful termination … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “The Possibilities of a Thoughtful Journey” by Tut Buay J. (J.B.)

The Possibilities of a Thoughtful Journey My expectations and ambitions for this summer were set high at the Noble Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Hearing Tawakkol Karman; Mother to the Arab spring movement, and Muhammad … Continue reading

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Reflections on Nelson Mandela by Laura Roller

Laura Roller is the Senior Director Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations at Augsburg College Back in the early ’80s, an elderly board member who later became a mentor asked me who my heroes were. No one had ever asked that directly. In fact, “heroes” … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “Global Citizenship to the Forefront” by Anna McCracken

Global Citizenship to the Forefront There are many words that I think of as “buzz words” around my own university’s campus. These are words that are often said and discussed, but not necessarily applied to daily life in a tangible … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “The Pomp and Circumstance of Peacemaking” by Marit Aaseng

The Pomp and Circumstance of Peacemaking Last night, June 24th, the city of Oslo officially welcomed the nearly 600 students from around the world who have come to study at the international summer school. As our group of Peace Scholars … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Yemissrach Melka

The Sunday before the first week of class, the International Summer School (ISS) organized an “Oslo Sightseeing” tour to make students more informed about Norway. The tour brought us to some of Oslo’s main sights including The Vigeland Park, The … Continue reading

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“It Doesn’t Happen Overnight” by Maureen Reed

It Doesn’t Happen Overnight Relationships count. And Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow is far above average at developing and maintaining relationships of substance. Several days before the Minnesota Trade Mission arrived in sun-splashed Norway, Paul had already met with Parliament Member … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “Thoughts on the ISS Student Body” by Brendan Crosby

Thoughts on the ISS Student Body My name is Brendan Crosby. I was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota but most of professional experience has been spent working abroad in places like China, Paraguay and South Sudan. I am … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Anastasia Young

Hello Oslo! On Friday afternoon, all of the Peace Scholars and our new friends from the Balkans region loaded up a bus and headed for Oslo to the International Summer School (ISS). Here, we will spend the next six weeks … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “The Week in Lillehammer” by Bruno Correa

The Week in Lillehammer On Friday, 22nd of June, students hailing from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, and several Lutheran universities from across the United States including my own Pacific Lutheran University concluded an auspicious week of intensive dialogue … Continue reading

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