Monthly Archives: December 2013

Law and Business Day Keynote Speaker: Ian Bremmer

How do heated political developments and unforeseen national security issues change markets and shape global investment? For Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group, the business and economic questions flowing from stability or conflict are his work. Since Mr. … Continue reading

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The Inner Workings of a Nobel Laureate

by Maureen Reed These folks from the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are a happy lot, and with good reason. Inside of a century, mass use of chemical weapons has experienced its birth and, because of the OPCW, is … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Nikolaj Hagen

by Nikolaj Hagen This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to an organization that has tirelessly worked for the elimination of chemical weapons across the world. The Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has worked quietly and effectively to dismantle … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Reflecting on Nelson Mandela

In light of Laureate Nelson Mandela’s passing on December 5th, this updated blog by 2011 Peace Scholar Thato Masire stands as a tribute to the great man. As we mourn the death of one of humanity’s finest, it is well … Continue reading

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Oslo Awaits the Prize

By Maureen Reed Nobel Peace Prize Forum Executive Director Maureen Reed is filing notes this week from Oslo, where she and Augsburg College President Paul Pribbenow are attending the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Passing through Norwegian immigration at the airport … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela – 1918 – 2013

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”  - Nelson Mandela Today the world has lost a great man – indeed, one of … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Yemissrach Melka

A Well Deserved Recognition  On October 11, 2013, the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was given the Nobel Peace Prize for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. OPCW has played and still plays an indispensable role in … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: MarieAimee Ntawukulityayo

Disarmament is crucial to reach peace. Individuals should discuss and negotiate issues instead of using weapons to express their divergences. Nominating the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is contentment: those types of organizations are vital to initiate dialogue … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Rachel Novacek

This semester I decided to take a course in management, figuring such skills could prove very useful in the future. This course has been a definite change of pace from my usual culture and language courses with a noteworthy shift … Continue reading

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