Category Archives: General

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 “Peace is a process, one person, one action at a time, which … Continue reading

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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 Plus page: Keynote Addresses Michael Posner, JD … Continue reading

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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 Prize Forum’s Google Plus page: http://bit.ly/1fybyP7  Additionally, we will … Continue reading

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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 always binding. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami … Continue reading

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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 where I am today. A year ago I was overwhelmed with researching … Continue reading

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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 traveled the world for more than two decades, bringing Nobel Peace Prize winners to Minnesota … Continue reading

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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, People of Faith Peacemakers (POFP), I was privileged to hear Forum … Continue reading

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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 the Forum coming into existence.  It was 26 years … Continue reading

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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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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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