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Through Radical Compassion, Freedom

A talk on Freedom at the 31st Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast As delivered, 24 November 2015 Thank you so much for the invitation to be with you this morning. As a new member in your community, it is such an … Continue reading

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Forum Announces New Executive Director

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is pleased to announce Ms. Gina Torry as the new executive director.  An international peace-building expert with extensive experience in United Nations security-related initiatives and policy development in gender issues, mediation and cease-fires will lead … Continue reading

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A Chance Encounter with Nelson Mandela

A few blocks from our hotel, Nelson Mandela strides confidently across the Museon plaza. Instantly recognizable even from a distance, he cuts a larger-than-life profile. Perhaps that is the sculptor’s intent. Long before and long after he received the Nobel … Continue reading

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The Hero’s Riddle

By Maureen Reed, Executive Director, Nobel Peace Prize Forum It ranks as an impressive testimony to international cooperation, scientific know-how, logistical expertise, and “ordinary heroism.” As one of the few “good news” stories of the day, it was barely a footnote … Continue reading

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Transitions Far and Near

Smooth transitions are important in the life of every organization, and the recent announcement by the Norwegian Nobel Institute regarding its new Director Olav Njølstad is a case in point.  In the same vein, we at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum have … Continue reading

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Removal of Chemical Weapons from Syria Nearing Completion – by McDonnell at the Los Angeles Times

“BEIRUT — With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war that is likely to diminish further the possibility of international intervention. After … Continue reading

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