Author Archives: Rachel Peterson

Peace Takes Courage

By Gina Torry, Executive Director As the incoming Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, I am incredibly excited about the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s decision today. In their announcement, the committee made the critical point that upholding the rights of … Continue reading

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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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Forum Announces New Executive Director

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is pleased to announce Ms. Gina Torry as the new executive director.  An international peace-building expert with extensive experience in United Nations security-related initiatives and policy development in gender issues, mediation and cease-fires will lead … 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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Six Months Later: From the Forum to India and Back

By Mark Flage   This summer, after graduating with my bachelor’s degree from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, I did research in South India with a team of University of Minnesota students. Before departing for India, our group was … 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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Peace Scholar Post: Going Home with a Future

This is part of a series of blog posts written by the 2014 Peace Scholars as they experience their summer program in Norway. This post was written by Eleni Beyene from Augsburg College. As the last week is wrapping up at the … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: We Must Imagine Peace.

This is part of a series of blog posts written by the 2014 Peace Scholars as they experience their summer program in Norway. This post was written by Asil Abuassba from St. Olaf College. In 1994, both Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: A World More Just and Humane…

This is part of a series of blog posts written by the 2014 Peace Scholars as they experience their summer program in Norway. This post was written by Anne Savereide from Concordia College. Adolfo Pérez Esquivel won the Nobel Peace Prize in … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Building Bridges: Learning Outside of the Classroom

This is part of a series of blog posts written by the 2014 Peace Scholars as they experience their summer program in Norway. This post was written by Amy Delo from Pacific Lutheran University.  With exams just around the corner, we Peace … Continue reading

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