Category Archives: Nobel Peace Prize

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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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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Reflections on Leymah Gbowee

The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum in March will celebrate and honor Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee, and this is a great opportunity to reflect on the journey for lasting peace, not only in Liberia, but also around the … 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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The Kellogg-Briand Pact by Stephen McKeown

One of the aims of Veterans for Peace in the Statement of Purpose is to abolish war as an instrument of national policy. This particular aim happens to be similar to the verbiage in the Kellogg Briand Pact, which outlaws … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday President Nelson Mandela!

For some, 1918 easily exceeds the grasp of memories, but not for President Nelson Mandela. Born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918, Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday today. In the nearly 100 years of time that Nelson Mandela has graced … Continue reading

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Laureate Spotlight: Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of Mandela’s Nobel Peace Prize by Thato Masire

Laureate Spotlight: Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of Mandela’s Nobel Peace Prize This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s Peace Prize. In 1993, Nelson Mandela and F.W de Klerk were recognized for “their work for the peaceful termination … Continue reading

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