The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is a unique civic learning experience. Each year, this dynamic, global event brings Nobel Peace Prize 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 and engage students and citizens to become full participants in peacemaking efforts around the world.
The Forum pays homage to Norway’s international peace efforts and offers opportunities for Nobel Peace Prize laureates, diplomats, scholars, and the general public to share in dialogue on the dynamics of peacemaking and the underlying causes of conflict and war. The Forum also features the annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival, a morning of programming for youth.
The 2013 Forum will be hosted by Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN, in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School for Public Affairs. The initiative is also sponsored by Concordia College, Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences, the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. Additional academic partners include Augustana College, Luther College and St. Olaf College. Those colleges who were founded by Norwegian immigrants have played a critical role in the Forum since its inception.
The roots of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum are wide and deep. Since the very first event in 1989, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum’s stimulating array of programs have involved over 21,000 participants and received national and regional media coverage. 2013 will mark its 25th anniversary.
More importantly, these forums change lives. A recent survey shows that almost half of attendees believe their lives and their thinking were “inspired to peacemaking” as a result of their participation at the Forum. Now that’s impact!
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