Naomi Tutu and Jonathan Mann to speak on Global Studies Day!

If you need two more reasons to attend the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Forum (March 1-3), look no further. We’re very excited to announce the addition of two international peacemakers to our lengthy list of keynote speakers. Both will speak on March 3. 

Noami Tutu, International human rights advocate and daughter of Archibishop Desmond Tutu

The challenges of growing black and female in apartheid South Africa led Nontombi Naomi Tutu to become an activist for human rights. Growing up the ‘daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’ has offered her many opportunities and challenges. Most important of these has been the challenge to find her own place in the world. Naomi Tutu earned her master’s degree in international economic development from the University of Kentucky. Her professional experience ranges from that of a development consultant in West Africa, a program coordinator for race and gender at the University of Cape Town and at Fisk University, and an ambassador of Join My Village, an online social change initiative facilitated by CARE with financial support from General Mills and Merck. She has led Truth and Reconciliation Workshops for groups dealing with different types of conflict. She has channeled the opportunities and challenges that she has been given to raise her voice as a champion for the dignity of all.

Jonathan Mann, Correspondent, CNN International

Jonathan Mann is an anchor and correspondent for CNN International. Based in the network’s Atlanta headquarters, Mann has more than 20 years experience in print, radio and television journalism. Every December Mann hosts “The Prize for Peace,” a discussion with the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, live from Oslo, Norway. For sixteen years Mann has studied these Laureates and brought their work to the world’s attention. He currently anchors World Report and hosts Political Mann, CNN International’s weekly, half-hour show focused on bringing international viewers an insightful and irreverent look at politics in the Barack Obama era. In addition to extensively covering the U.S. presidential election in 2008, Mann has covered a multitude of international news events, from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the last days of apartheid in South Africa to the release of Nelson Mandela from prison and the rise of Vladimir Putin as President of Russia. Mann has reported on the war in Iraq, the Middle East conflict, and the September 11th terrorist attacks. 


*Cost: $20 for students, $40 for general public (Note: each day is ticketed separately)
*9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota West Bank campus

And this is just Global Studies Day! The Forum is also comprised of additional days filled with inspiration, dialogue, and connections dedicated to Arts and MusicEducation, and Business.

Business Day: March 1

Arts and Music Day: March 1
*Special Event: Benajamin Britten’s “War Requiem”

Education Day: March 2
*Special Event: “Ethics & Hip Hop: A Discussion with Dessa”

Global Studies Day: March 3
*Featuring Nobel Laureate F.W. de Klerk

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