Author Archives: Ashley Long

Meet our new J-Term intern, Taylor Johnson!

A few weeks ago I was preparing myself for my last interim class as a senior Business Administration major at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, however, an email from a professor changed my course. There was an internship opportunity at the … Continue reading

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2014 Music Event: Mason Jennings

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is pleased to announce that Mason Jennings will be the featured artist during the 2014 Forum on Saturday March, 8th. We are pleased to announce Mason Jennings as the featured artist during the 2014 Forum.Saturday, March, 8th … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: MarieAimee Ntawukulityayo

“We must continue to unite in sisterhood to turn our tears into triumph. There is no time to rest until our world achieves wholeness and balance, where all men and women are considered equal and free.”  Leymah Gbowee How many times … Continue reading

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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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