Category Archives: Norway

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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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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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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“It Doesn’t Happen Overnight” by Maureen Reed

It Doesn’t Happen Overnight Relationships count. And Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow is far above average at developing and maintaining relationships of substance. Several days before the Minnesota Trade Mission arrived in sun-splashed Norway, Paul had already met with Parliament Member … Continue reading

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Missions and Missions by Maureen Reed

Missions and Missions In short, a trade mission ought to deliver jobs. At every step and every stop it is designed for Delegates to meet, greet, and repeat. For the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, the Governor’s Trade Mission allowed us … Continue reading

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Maureen Reed reflects on Alfred Nobel.

Creative Genius It’s a strikingly beautiful city, Stockholm. Built on islands in the Baltic Sea, it is arced by rainbows and crisscrossed by stone bridges. On these alternately showery and sunny summer days, not a single piece of litter spoils … Continue reading

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Congratulations Kristianna Anderson, University of Washington Essay Contest Winner!

Prof. Christine Ingebritsen, Director of the Center for West European Studies, just can’t rest when it comes to studying and teaching about the role of Scandinavian countries in international policy. So it came as no surprise when she launched an … Continue reading

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“A Great Opportunity for a Young Yemeni!” by Ibrahim Al-Hajiby, Intern

It was my privilege to meet and have a discussion with Mrs. Marianne Aasen, a Member of the Norwegian Parliament and Chair of the Standing Committee on Education, Research, and Church Affairs. Mrs. Aasen expressed her great interest in the … Continue reading

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“A Student’s Nobel Peace Prize Experience” by Elsa Lilja Gunnarsdottir

The following post was written by Elsa Lilja Gunnarsdottir, a student at the American College of Norway in Moss, Norway and friend of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. This is her account of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, which took … Continue reading

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Eight Weeks, One Important Exhibit: The Nobel Peace Center

“They told me we wouldn’t be able to do it, so I immediately decided that we could.” Right away I liked her. She was talking about 2005, the first year that the Nobel Peace Center was in existence, and Bente … Continue reading

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