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Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarthi Win 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Today the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarthi “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” The Norwegian Nobel Committee’s announcement emphasized “In the poor countries of the … Continue reading

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A Chance Encounter with Nelson Mandela

A few blocks from our hotel, Nelson Mandela strides confidently across the Museon plaza. Instantly recognizable even from a distance, he cuts a larger-than-life profile. Perhaps that is the sculptor’s intent. Long before and long after he received the Nobel … Continue reading

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The Hero’s Riddle

By Maureen Reed, Executive Director, Nobel Peace Prize Forum It ranks as an impressive testimony to international cooperation, scientific know-how, logistical expertise, and “ordinary heroism.” As one of the few “good news” stories of the day, it was barely a footnote … Continue reading

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Transitions Far and Near

Smooth transitions are important in the life of every organization, and the recent announcement by the Norwegian Nobel Institute regarding its new Director Olav Njølstad is a case in point.  In the same vein, we at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum have … Continue reading

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New Director of Norwegian Nobel Institute just announced.

The Norwegian Nobel Institute has just announced that Olav Njølstad will be taking over as Director of the Institute when Dr. Geir Lundestad retires at the end of 2014.  Njølstad is coming from a professor position at the University of … Continue reading

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The OPCW presents The Fires Project

The 2013 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, accepted our invitation to be an Honored Laureate at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Forum next March.  The OPCW has created a documentary film … Continue reading

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Removal of Chemical Weapons from Syria Nearing Completion – by McDonnell at the Los Angeles Times

“BEIRUT — With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war that is likely to diminish further the possibility of international intervention. After … Continue reading

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