2014 Speaker Announcement: Leymah Gbowee

“We succeeded when no one thought we would, we were the conscience of the ones who had lost their consciences in their quest for power and political positions. We represented the soul of the nation.” -Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is pleased to announce that Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, will be attending and speaking at the 2014 Forum (March 7-9) in Minneapolis. Leymah Gbowee was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her “non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” Gbowee advanced the peace process and worked to facilitate free elections in 2005 via a women’s peace movement that aided in ending the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. She is the co-founder of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-Africa). Leymah Gbowee will be a Keynote Speaker during Global Day, March 9th, at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to witness a tremendous leader and role model!

If you’ve attended the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, you know that this annual event brings together a dynamic group of speakers, including leading peacemakers in law, politics, business, economics, health, science, and the arts. The full list of speakers will be announced in the coming weeks, so keep track of us via Facebook and Twitter, and make sure your friends, family, and colleagues are on our email list so they can receive the latest program and registration updates.

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2 Responses to 2014 Speaker Announcement: Leymah Gbowee

  1. bev benson says:

    this 2014 forum looks excellent. as a former augsburg alum , i am thrilled so see this event and can just feel the passion of the presenters and organizers already,l,,fabulous, please let me know if i can help in any way.

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