Category Archives: Peace Scholars

Peace Scholar Post: MarieAimee Ntawukulityayo

“We must continue to unite in sisterhood to turn our tears into triumph. There is no time to rest until our world achieves wholeness and balance, where all men and women are considered equal and free.”  Leymah Gbowee How many times … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Nikolaj Hagen

by Nikolaj Hagen This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to an organization that has tirelessly worked for the elimination of chemical weapons across the world. The Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has worked quietly and effectively to dismantle … 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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Peace Scholar Post: Yemissrach Melka

A Well Deserved Recognition  On October 11, 2013, the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was given the Nobel Peace Prize for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. OPCW has played and still plays an indispensable role in … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: MarieAimee Ntawukulityayo

Disarmament is crucial to reach peace. Individuals should discuss and negotiate issues instead of using weapons to express their divergences. Nominating the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is contentment: those types of organizations are vital to initiate dialogue … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Rachel Novacek

This semester I decided to take a course in management, figuring such skills could prove very useful in the future. This course has been a definite change of pace from my usual culture and language courses with a noteworthy shift … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Nikolaj Hagen

I can honestly say that my time in Norway has affected the way I look at the world more than any other experience that I’ve had in college. Coming to Concordia, I assumed that I was a comparatively worldly person. … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Anastasia Young

My experience in Norway has translated into my life back on campus in many ways, but I want to highlight two: my relationships with my peers, and through my academic goals. One of the things that I have been most … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Anna McCracken

It has taken a bit of time for my experience in Norway to really soak in and for me to fully realize the impact that those seven weeks in the midst of the summer had on me. Now that it … Continue reading

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Peace Scholar Post: Buay Jacob Tut (J.B.)

I really enjoyed and miss the quiet, slowed pace of Oslo. A lot of my learning and personal growth happened outside of the classroom, often during conversations over a cup of coffee or the occasional beer. Since returning to the … Continue reading

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