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Sneak Peak at the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum – Minneapolis


The 30th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum is only two months away. This year’s theme is the “Paradox of Peace” and will honor the work of President Juan M. Santos of Colombia (2016 laureate; pictured above)
and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (2017 laureate).

Featured laureates along with global and local leaders will offer insights, inspiring messages, and opportunities to take action in response to some of the most pressing issues of our time—from the peace process in Colombia, to nuclear disarmament, to water conflict in the age of climate change. Participants will be invited to explore the tensions between conflict and reconciliation, between justice and forgiveness, between hope and fear.

Featured guests and moderators include:

  • Asle Toje, Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
  • Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
  • Marco Werman, host of Public Radio International’s The World
  • Peter Agre, Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry (2003), Physician and Molecular Biologist
  • Maya Soetoro-Ng, President of the Matsunaga Institute (President Barack Obama’s sister)
  • Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Indigenous Activist, Musician and Youth Director of Earth Guardians
  • Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Professor at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific
  • Peter Gleick, Co-founder of the Pacific Institute
  • Doug Baker, CEO of Ecolab
  • EcoPeace, Organization active in environmental peacemaking in the Middle East

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum – Minneapolis will take place September 13 – 15 on the campus of Augsburg University. For more information, please visit For sponsorship details, please contact Lee George at or 612 330-1629.