Through Radical Compassion, Freedom

A talk on Freedom at the 31st Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast As delivered, 24 November 2015 Thank you so much for the invitation to be with you this morning. As a new m...

Posted on November 24th, 2015 by ginatorry. 0 Comments.

Tunisian Winners of Nobel Peace Prize Prove the Power of Dialogue

For anyone who has ever asked themselves if their voice as a citizen matters or could make a difference when it come to peace and security — the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which ...

Posted on October 25th, 2015 by ginatorry. 0 Comments.

A Post Card from Oslo & Season's Greetings

Malala Yousafzai writes in her book “I am Malala”, “When I was thirteen I stopped growing. I had always looked older than I was, but suddenly all my friends were taller th...

Posted on December 23rd, 2014 by ginatorry. 0 Comments.

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 decisio...

Posted on October 10th, 2014 by ginatorry. 0 Comments.

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...

Posted on October 10th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

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 Natio...

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

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 th...

Posted on September 21st, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

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 “or...

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

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 cas...

Posted on June 17th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

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.  Njøl...

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

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 ...

Posted on April 30th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

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 ...

Posted on April 25th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

Welcome to the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Greetings from the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum: Faith and Peace Day! We will be live streaming His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s speech at 9:40 am (cst) on the Nobel Peace Pri...

Posted on March 01st, 2014 by nppfadmin. 2 Comments.

Forum Observations by Dick Bernard

Dick Bernard, a long time friend of the Festival and the Forum, made these observations on his blog this week. "This morning, along with 15 others from the long-standing group, P...

Posted on January 24th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

Tribute to Michael M. Roan (1938-2014)

A Tribute:  Michael M. Roan (1938-2014) We learned recently of the sad passing of Michael M. Roan on January 8 of natural causes.  Michael was one of the people responsible for ...

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 1 Comment.

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 ...

Posted on December 06th, 2013 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

2014 Speaker Announcement: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others. - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet The Nobel Peac...

Posted on November 06th, 2013 by nppfadmin. 14 Comments.