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World leaders in Minnesota June 6-8 for Peace Prize Forum

Kailash Satyarthi is the honored Nobel Peace Prize Winner who will speak at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum June 6 to 8 in Bloomington, Minnesota

(MINNEAPOLIS) — The 28th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, an international peace congress, is June 6-8 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Kailash Satyarthi, who was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for his work liberating more than 80,000 children from slavery in his home country of India, will present each day of the Forum.

Satyarthi will share his work to eliminate child slavery and child trafficking. To date, he and his organization Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childrem Movement) have rescued more than 85,000 children in India from slavery and exploitation, enrolled the children in school, and pioneered India’s first child-protection laws.

“We’re so honored to welcome Kailash Satyarthi to the Forum to share insights and experiences from his life’s work, and to do so at the center of a network of peace builders who are working to ensure more widespread and lasting success on these vital efforts to improve quality of life and opportunity for people around the world,” said Gina Torry, executive director of the Forum.

“It is through an embrace of innovation, collaboration, dialogue and the moral daring exhibited by leaders such as Kailash Satyarthi that we can identify and address peace and security implications of — and connections among — human trafficking, migration, refugees and climate change.”

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • 9-11 a.m., June 6: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi addresses attendees, live global question and answer moderated by Asle Toje, research director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute.
  • 2-3 p.m., June 7: “Climate as a Threat Multiplier,” dialogue with Kailash Satyarthi and international leaders about how climate disruption affects the viability of the civil state and heightens potential for civil and interstate conflict.
  • 9-10 a.m., June 8: “The Way We Lead Matters,” dialogue with Kailash Satyarthi and international experts about innovative ways to combat trafficking and child labor.

The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum will be at the Radisson Blu Mall of America2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425. More information and tickets are available at peace.augsburg.edu.

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Kailash Satyarthi: KAY-lash sah-tee-AR-tee

MEDIA CONTACT

Stephanie Weiss, director of news and media services for Augsburg College — the host of the Forum, can be contacted at weisss@augsburg.edu or 612.330.1476.

ABOUT THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FORUM

The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum program draws its theme, Globalizing Compassion, from a call by Kailash Satyarthi during his acceptance of the world’s most prestigious peace prize award. Under the auspices of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum inspires peacemaking by focusing on the work of Nobel Peace Prize laureates and important international peacemakers and peacebuilders. For more than 28 years, the Forum has been one of only three programs officially associated with the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

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