Category Archives: Norway

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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Maureen Reed and Eric Schwartz visit Parliament of Norway

It’s all within walking distance today, once again showcasing walkability as one of Oslo’s best features. This morning’s meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway) was followed by an afternoon meeting at Parliament with Members of Parliament Marianne Aasen, … Continue reading

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2012 Nobel Ceremony Reflections from Maureen Reed

Maybe your dad fought in World War II. Mine did. And uncles too. And even a feisty, ahead-of-her-time aunt. They would have loved yesterday’s ceremony in Oslo City Hall. It was a painstaking argument Thorbjorn Jagland laid out, a recitation … Continue reading

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Maureen Reed Attending Nobel Ceremony in Oslo this Week

[Nobel Peace Prize Forum Executive Director Maureen Reed is in Oslo this week for the official Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. We'll be posting updates from her over the next few days. Visit the NobelPrize.org website for photos and other coverage throughout … Continue reading

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Report from Oslo: Maureen Reed and Paul Pribbenow

As many of you know, Maureen Reed and Paul Pribbenow traveled to Oslo last week for meetings with the Norwegian Nobel Institute and other important organizations. The timing of their trip was not coincidental – Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi … Continue reading

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Aung San Suu Kyi to deliver Nobel Address Tomorrow! Maureen travels to Oslo!

Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Oslo today in preparation for her official Nobel Peace Prize address, which she will give more than 20 years after receiving the prize in 1991. According to NobelPrize.org, the livestream will begin at 1:00 … Continue reading

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A Yemeni inspiration

To Western eyes, Tawakkol Karman is completely inspiring.  Vibrant.  Smiling. Intelligent.  Forceful.  Thirty-two years old and about to set the world on fire.  Or maybe she already has.  A reporter associated with Al Jazerra said his eyes filled with tears when he … Continue reading

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A glimpse of Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkul Karman

I had just stepped off the hotel elevator to enter the lobby.  Seated on an easy chair twenty feet in front of me, Nobel Laureate Tawakkul Karman engaged in conversation with 6-8 of her supporters, giving an interview.  We English … Continue reading

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Youthful excitement at Nobel Ceremony in Oslo

Students in their late teens and twenties hover in the hotel lobby, electronic devices ready.  Most are speaking Norwegian; a few are speaking unknown languages.  Their excitement is understated and understandable.  Within a few minutes — or maybe a few … Continue reading

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Hello from the Nobel Ceremonies in Oslo

Augsburg College President Paul Pribbenow and I arrived in Oslo this morning, in advance of the Nobel prize ceremonies and some Forum-related meetings.  Even before we reached the city center, the pre-Nobel Ceremony excitement was obvious. As the CNN international … Continue reading

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