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Peace Takes Courage

By Gina Torry, Executive Director As the incoming Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, I am incredibly excited about the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s decision today. In their announcement, the committee made the critical point that upholding the rights of … 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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Six Months Later: From the Forum to India and Back

By Mark Flage   This summer, after graduating with my bachelor’s degree from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, I did research in South India with a team of University of Minnesota students. Before departing for India, our group was … 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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Nonviolent Peaceforce Discusses His Holiness The Dalai Lama at Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Nonviolent Peaceforce Endorser The Dalai Lama Speaks At Nobel Peace Prize Forum In Minneapolis By Shannon Livingston-Harris, Nonviolent Peaceforce Communications Intern On March 1, I attended the Nobel Peace Prize Forum’s Faith and Peace Day at the Minneapolis Convention Center. … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post: “A Double-Header (and Then Some)”

by Susan Stabile, Robert and Marion Short Distinguished Chair in Law and Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota Yesterday I attended the first day of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, whose theme this year is Crossing Boundaries … Continue reading

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Faith and Peace Day Pre-Registration

We will be holding pre-registration for the attendees of Faith and Peace Day this Thursday, Feb. 27th and Friday, Feb. 28th from 9am to 9pm. Stop by the Augsburg College Oren Gateway Center to pick up your name badge and … Continue reading

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