Monthly Archives: July 2013

Peace Scholar Post: “Backyard Mountains” by Cate Anderson

Backyard Mountains At home, my family often reports their “high”s and “low”s at the dinner table, so I thought I would organize my blog in the same manner. Fortunately, this week was filled with two highs – both excursions. High … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “Thank you, Galtung” by Esme Marie

Thank You, Galtung My nearly eighteen years of formal education have been marked by the paradoxical experience of realizing that the more I delve into any given issue, the more I become aware of how little I actually know. My … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “The Selection of the Peace Laureates” by Mirwais Wakil

The Selection of the Peace Laureates Who is truly eligible to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and why? I often wondered, as most people around the world who are not well informed about the selection procedure concerning the Nobel Peace … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “The Nobel Peace Institute- The Laureates and the Controversy” by Maggie Steinberg

The Nobel Peace Institute- The Laureates and the Controversy Yesterday, the Peace Scholars visited the Nobel Institute to look at their exhibits of the previous winners of the Peace Prize, including the European Union, which won the prize in 2012. … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “Peace: Hope and Dialogue” by Marie-Aimée

“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal, which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if need be, … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Notes on Nansen Dialogue Seminar by Alexandra Hjerpe

Here are a few of my notes after completing a wonderful week studying international relations, conflict resolution and peace studies at the Nansen Dialogue Center in Lillehammer! I hope that you find the information about dialogue—as a means of peaceful … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “The Importance of Women for a Peaceful Society” by Rachel Novacek

The Importance of Women for a Peaceful Society Last March, during the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, a common theme we heard was the importance of giving women equal opportunity and how this plays into peace making. As Malcolm Potts … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: “Fighting Indifference, Rembering Injustice” by Nikolaj Overgaard Hagen

Fighting Indifference, Remembering Injustice This past Thursday we took a trip to the Nobel Institute Library as part of our Peace Scholar course. It was inspiring to sit in the room where so many Nobel Peace Laureates had been decided. … Continue reading

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