NPPF #PeaceItForward campaign featured by Star Tribune

Yemi Melka ’15 appeared in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article about the #PeaceItForward campaign linked to the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. The Nobel Peace Prize Forum held a professional photo shoot at Augsburg College as part of the national social media campaign. Students, faculty, and staff stopped by throughout the day to take photos with hand-written signs displaying […]

International leader on peace building, cease-fire joins NPPF

Gina Torry takes helm of global forum on Oct. 1 MINNEAPOLIS – An international peace-building expert with extensive experience in United Nations security-related initiatives and policy development in gender issues, mediation and cease-fires will lead the Nobel Peace Prize Forum beginning Oct. 1. Augsburg College, with its academic partners the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School […]

Ian Bremmer’s talk on geopolitics at NPPF airs on MPR

Ian Bremmer, the founder of Eurasia Group, delivered a keynote presentation at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum on the topic of geopolitics. That talk was broadcast March 17 on Minnesota Public Radio’s “MPR Presents.” Listen to the discussion, moderated by Chris Farrell of MPR’s Marketplace, on the MPR website.

Advisory: Hennepin County Library’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum book club fosters dialogue across differences

(MINNEAPOLIS) — Members of the public have a unique opportunity to build knowledge and understanding of issues that have and continue to shape our world through a book club that is offered in partnership by the Hennepin County Library and Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Participants will explore the stories and writings of leading authors and public […]

Nobel Peace Prize Forum garners range of media attention

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum garnered a range of media coverage before and after the event. Some of the coverage is documented below. March 14 Minneapolis Star Tribune: Nobel Forum explores challenges facing business by Neal St. Anthony March 7 Associated Press: Former Vice President Mondale hospitalized with flu at Mayo Clinic KARE 11: Flu keeps Mondale […]

U.S. President Jimmy Carter talks with MPR before presentation to sold-out crowd at Nobel Peace Prize Forum

U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who was an honored Laureate featured at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, spoke with Minnesota Public Radio prior to his presentation to a sold-out crowd of 650 delegates to the Forum. Carter spoke with MPR’s Tom Crann about the lack of world leaders who are peacemakers. “We don’t have a global […]

Imam, Pastor share story about transition from enemies to friends

Minnesota Public Radio last week interviewed Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye about their journey from mortal enemies to dear friends. The two men, each who headed religious militia in Nigeria, shared their story of reconciliation and forgiveness at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. “The same energy that we use to promote division we are using it […]

Nobel Peace Prize Forum named in MinnPost

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum, hosted by Augsburg College, was mentioned in a MinnPost article that named events of distinction occurring in and around the Twin Cities area. The 2015 forum, which boasts former president Jimmy Carter as a featured speaker, will focus on human rights, disarmament, inclusivity, and various other peace-related issues. To read the article and learn more about […]

World leaders meet March 6-8 in Minneapolis for
Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Global leaders, top U.N. experts to address inclusive, sustainable peace building (MINNEAPOLIS) – The 27th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum will explore the world’s most pressing peacemaking issues faced by people across the globe. The March 6-8 event, at the Radisson Blu Downtown, will explore different aspects of peace building including human rights and democracy, […]

Auggies in 2014 nab international, national, state media spotlight

Top 21 news stories featuring Augsburg faculty, staff, students, alumni Members of the Augsburg College community were featured in more than 220 international, national, and statewide media stories in 2014. Faculty, students, alumni, friends, and staff shared expertise on scholarship and pedagogy, experience as Auggies, and insight on current and special events. Here we take a look […]