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 decision to...

Posted on October 10th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 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.

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 ...

Posted on September 15th, 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.

Nonviolent Peaceforce Discusses His Holiness The Dalai Lama at Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Nonviolent Peaceforce Endorser The Dalai Lama Speaks At Nobel Peace Prize Forum In Minneapolis By Shannon Livingston-Harris, Nonviolent Peaceforce Communications Int...

Posted on April 02nd, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

Guest Blog Submissions: Dick Bernard

Dick Bernard, a long time friend of the Festival and the Forum, made these observations on his blog this week. Here is the link to his website: http://www.outsidethewalls.org "Pea...

Posted on March 11th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

Science and Health Day Virtual Schedule

We are very excited about all of our speakers and sessions at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum for Health and Science Day! Here is the virtual schedule of speeches and sessions tha...

Posted on March 08th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

Law and Business Day at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

We are very excited about Law and Business Day at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum! Here is the virtual schedule of speeches and sessions that will be live streamed on our Google P...

Posted on March 07th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

Guest Blog Post: "A Double-Header (and Then Some)"

by Susan Stabile, Robert and Marion Short Distinguished Chair in Law and Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota Yesterday I attended the first da...

Posted on March 03rd, 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.

Jesup Scott Honors Scholars’ Reflections: "Crossing Boundaries to Create Common Ground."

Essay by Merna Naji Most people would define a boundary as a line that delimits an area. In a more figurative sense, however, boundaries are more of a tacit principle that are not...

Posted on February 27th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

Faith and Peace Day Pre-Registration

We will be holding pre-registration for the attendees of Faith and Peace Day this Thursday, Feb. 27th and Friday, Feb. 28th from 9am to 9pm. Stop by the Augsburg College Oren Gatew...

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

From Norway to North Carolina via the Nobel Peace Prize Forum by Elsa Gunnarsdottir

Elsa Gunnarsdottir, a sophomore at Duke University, is a former American College of Norway student. Thinking back on my life a year ago, I never would have imagined I would be w...

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

2014 Speaker Announcement: Michael Posner, JD

Professor Michael Posner is on faculty at NYU's Stern School of Business, where he is launching the first center on business and human rights at a business school. He received ...

Posted on February 06th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

2014 Speaker Announcement: Dr. William Foege

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is pleased to announce that Dr. William Foege will be attending and speaking at the 2014 Forum on March 8th in Minneapolis. Dr. William Foege re...

Posted on February 04th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

Michael Roan's Obituary (Star Tribune)

"When the next Nobel Peace Prize Forum convenes in Minneapolis, memories of homegrown peacemaker Michael Roan will take a prominent place beside the laureates themselves. Roan tr...

Posted on January 31st, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

Nobel Peace Prize Forum Announces Collaboration With Google

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum and Google are working together to expand the reach, enrich the content, and enliven the virtual experience of the 2014 Forum (March 1 and March 7 -...

Posted on January 29th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 0 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.

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 c...

Posted on January 10th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 1 Comment.

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 Maso...

Posted on January 09th, 2014 by nppfadmin. 1 Comment.

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, th...

Posted on December 19th, 2013 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

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 ...

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

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 ...

Posted on December 08th, 2013 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

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.

Faith and Peace Day Keynote Speaker: Sister Helen Prejean

“Each one of us is worth more than the worst thing we have done in our lives.” The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is pleased to announce that Sister Helen Prejean will be attending a...

Posted on November 21st, 2013 by nppfadmin. 0 Comments.

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Youth Festival

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is excited to announce that youthrive will be the producer of the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Youth Festival! Together we are continuing a shared traditi...

Posted on November 19th, 2013 by nppfadmin. 1 Comment.

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.