Category Archives: Laureate

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 experienced its birth and, because of the OPCW, is … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Reflecting on Nelson Mandela

In light of Laureate Nelson Mandela’s passing on December 5th, this updated blog by 2011 Peace Scholar Thato Masire stands as a tribute to the great man. As we mourn the death of one of humanity’s finest, it is well … Continue reading

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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 great man – indeed, one of … Continue reading

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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 Peace Prize Forum is pleased to announce that His Holiness … Continue reading

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The Racial and Sexual Politics of Peace by Kelly Macías

This piece was originally published on The Feminist Wire, and is published here with permission from the author. The week of October 7th was Nobel Prize week. And for economists, writers, scientists, and those who actively work for the resolution … Continue reading

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“Nobel Peace Prize winner: barely known but close to home” by Maureen K. Reed (Article in the Pioneer Press)

Maureen K. Reed, Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, writes about the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. You can read the full article by following the link below. “We all saw … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame the Norwegians by Jochen Bittner (New York Times article)

Mr. Michael Roan, one of the founders of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and of the Festival, stays closely in touch with us.  He kindly brought this article from the NY Times to our attention.  In the wake of yesterday’s … Continue reading

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The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Announcement!

The Norwegian Nobel Committee just announced that the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize is going to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its dedicated work in eliminating chemical weapons. OPCW promotes and verifies the adherence to the … Continue reading

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2014 Speaker Announcement: Doctors Without Borders

“Our action is to help people in situations of crisis. And ours is not a contented action. Bringing medical aid to people in distress is an attempt to defend them against what is aggressive to them as human beings.”- Doctors … Continue reading

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2014 Speaker Announcement: Leymah Gbowee

“We succeeded when no one thought we would, we were the conscience of the ones who had lost their consciences in their quest for power and political positions. We represented the soul of the nation.” -Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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