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...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...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...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...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...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 ...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...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...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...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 ...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 ...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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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 ...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...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...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 -...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...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 ...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...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...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...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 ...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 ...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 ...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...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...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...