Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis

Event Details

Date: March 6 - March 8, 2015

Location: Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis | Transportation is available for Augustana students, faculty and staff interested in attending.

Ticket Info: Registration is open to the public.

The 27th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place in Minneapolis on March 6-8. The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is a unique civic learning experience that brings Nobel Laureates, civic leaders, and scholars together with students and other citizens. As the Norwegian Nobel Institute’s only such program or academic affiliation outside of Norway, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum has a special mission: to inspire peacemaking by celebrating the work of Nobel Peace Prize winners. The event is open to the public and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. The Forum is coordinated by Augsburg College and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Augustana joins Augsburg College, Concordia College (Moorhead), Luther College and St. Olaf College in celebrating the Nobel Prize for Peace granted annually by the Nobel Committee in Oslo, Norway. The program offers an incredible opportunity to celebrate community and heritage as well as a vision and hope for a more peaceful world. For 27 years it has been the Norwegian Nobel Institute’s only such program or academic affiliation outside of Norway. Best of all, it has a proven record of opening doors for students who want to do more than just "talk" about peace, justice and human rights.

The Forum will feature the work of 2013 Nobel Laureate, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons(OPCW) and Former United States President and Nobel Laureate Jimmy Carter and his latest book: “A Call to Act: Women, Religion, Violence and Power”.

It will also address critical issues of our time, featuring talks by courageous peacemakers, world leaders, and influential thinkers including Monica McWilliams, Steven Pinker, Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye.

Registration and more information can be found online. Augustana students interested in attending will need to register online. They will be reimbursed half of the $40 registration expense.

Contact Dr. Reynold Nesiba, Nobel Peace Prize Forum Coordinator, at 605.274.5310 for more information.