Monthly Archives: July 2013

Peace Scholar Post: “The New Melting Pot” by Nikolaj Hagen

The New Melting Pot I have grown up my entire life with a strong sense of my immigrant heritage. My father’s parents were among the first generation of my family that was born in America. And though she has lived … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “Is the Norwegian Identity Being Threatened?” by Rachel Novacek

Is the Norwegian Identity Being Threatened? Two years ago, the unimaginable happened; the deadliest attack on Norway since World War II. But perhaps for many, what was even more unimaginable was the man behind the attacks. Many were shocked to … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “Peace Scholars Seminar: (Maybe Missionaries)” by Alexandra Hjerpe

Peace Scholars Seminar: (Maybe Missionaries) One of the most compelling articles we read for class was Marianne Gullestad’s “Chapter 2: Establishing a Goodness Regime” in Picturing Pity: Pitfalls and Pleasures in Cross Cultural Communication – Image and Word in a … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “The Power of Being Together” by Anna McCracken

The Power of Being Together During my time in Norway, I have constantly found myself in awe of the fact that I get to learn and spend time with so many people from so many different places. It is incredible … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “The First Step To Development is Peace” by Brendan Crosby

The First Step To Development is Peace In our international development course at ISS we often debate the merits of different development theories. Is a market based economy the best way to develop a nation or do we just give … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “The Path of One Peace Scholar” by Maddy Buck

In June 2010 I traveled to Oslo’s International Summer School as one of eight Peace Scholars. It was a wonderful experience for many reasons. I was introduced to peace and conflict studies theory through coursework and was able to meet … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “Norwegian Rennaisance Man: Fridtjof Nansen” by Marit Aaseng

Norwegian Rennaisance Man: Fridtjof Nansen During the past month in Norway, I have heard this name almost every day. While traveling from Lillehammer, to Oslo, to Tromsø and back again, my appreciation for Nansen has only grown stronger. As a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday President Nelson Mandela!

For some, 1918 easily exceeds the grasp of memories, but not for President Nelson Mandela. Born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918, Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday today. In the nearly 100 years of time that Nelson Mandela has graced … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “A Unifying Force Amidst Nobel Laureates” by Yemissrach Melka

A Unifying Force Amidst Nobel Laureates “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo All the Nobel laureates who have received the Nobel Peace … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Shirin Ebadi by Mallory Schulte

Shirin Ebadi: My Favorite Laureate Though nearly impossible to choose, I have a favorite Nobel Laureate: Shirin Ebadi. She was awarded the prize “for her efforts for democracy and human rights. She has focused on the struggle for the rights … Continue reading

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