Peace Scholar Program

Six colleges founded by Norwegian-American immigrants sponsor an annual summer Peace Scholars program in Norway, designed to deepen students’ understanding of the central issues and theories regarding conflict, war and peace. Through a rigorous application and interview process, students from Augsburg, Augustana (Sioux Falls), Concordia (Moorhead), Luther, Pacific Lutheran, and St. Olaf are selected as Peace Scholars and awarded a seven-week academic experience held at the Nansen Dialogue Network in Lillehammer and the University of Oslo International Summer School in Oslo, Norway.

The program is an outgrowth of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and each year the scholars are introduced at the Forum. Funding for the Peace Scholars program is provided by each college and through the generous support of Ms. Liv Dahl and the Smaby Family Foundation.