Welcome to the new website!

Greetings to the entire community!

This is a very exciting time for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. In just two short months we have settled into our new home on the Augsburg College campus and have already created some great momentum for 2012, including a survey, Facebook discussion, and the launch of this website. This site will continue to expand over the course of the year, so be sure to come back for the latest news.

A few notes:

  • Visit the history page, where you can read a wonderful story about the origins of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum written by co-founder David Preus.
  • Leave a comment on this blog post – what are your hopes for the forum in 2012?
  • If you haven’t already, join our email list to receive the latest news in your inbox.
  • And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and connect with us on Facebook, where we’re planning to inspire some lively discussions about peacemakers and peacemaking.

Thank you for your continued, enthusiastic support. 2011 will be a fast moving year filled with meaningful work and anticipation for amazing things to come.

Best regards,
Dr. Maureen K. Reed
Executive Director
Nobel Peace Prize Forum


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One Response to Welcome to the new website!

  1. Congratulations to the 2011 Nobel Peace Laureates and congratulations to women around the world who are actively involve in human rights and peacebuilding work. May this award encourage and highlight the important efforts by women of courage working in challenging and dangerous situations for a more safe, secure and peaceful world.
    Leymah Gbowee was the final speaker at the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College. She completed a master degree in conflict transformation at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Harrisonburg. VA, where I taught and worked for 21 years. Jan Jenner from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at EMU assisted us in making an invitation to Leymah to speak at the 2009
    Forum: http://emu.edu/now/news/2011/10/emu-alum-wins-nobel-peace-prize/
    I recall introducing Geir Lundestad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, to Leymah Gbowee when she was waiting to go on stage at the 2009 Forum. He asked her some very pointed questions about her work. for about 15 minutes. I later told several people that I think I just witnessed the first vetting interview for a future Nobel Peace Laureate!

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