The 26th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum held March 1 and March 7-9 garnered a wide range of media attention throughout the conference. Here are highlights of stories that appeared in traditional and social media about the Forum and its programming. Continue reading “Peace Prize Forum garners range of media attention”
Peace Prize Forum keynoter, Ian Bremmer, talks with MPR
The founder of Eurasia Group, a global political risk assessment company, spoke with MPR about the unfolding situation in Ukraine prior to his presentation at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Ian Bremmer described on “The Daily Circuit” the upheaval in Ukraine as “the most seismic geopolitical events since 9/11.”
President of Doctors Without Borders talks with MPR
Dr. Deane Marchbein, the president of the board of Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontieres), spoke prior to her keynote speech at the 26th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum with Tom Crann of MPR‘s All Things Considered. Marchbein, a medical doctor based out of Boston, talked of the work of the organization to deliver direct medical support to persons in need. Read an overview of the interview here.
MPR Presents airs Peace Prize Forum talk by Sister Helen Prejean
The Nobel Peace Prize Forum (NPPF) presentation by Sister Helen Prejean was rebroadcast the week of March 3 on MPR Presents. Prejean, a Catholic nun and author of “Dead Man Walking,” discussed the need for compassion for death row prisoners. She also called the death penalty debate one of humanity’s largest moral dilemmas. The talk at the 26th annual NPPF was moderated by Tom Weber of MPR. Listen to the presentation on the MPR website.
Star Tribune writes about high-tech nature of Peace Prize Forum
Maureen Reed, executive director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, spoke with the Star Tribune about the work of the Forum to bring Peace Prize Winners to the doorstep of Minnesotans. In addition, the story explored how the Forum has a global reach through the use of livestreaming technology that during 2014 brought in virtual attendees from nearly 45 countries. Read “Nobel Peace Prize Forum brings laureates, high-tech.”
Dalai Lama’s talk at Peace Prize Forum broadcast on MPR
The presentation at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum (NPPF) by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was rebroadcast the week of March 3 on MPR Presents. His Holiness talked about the idea that the concepts of “we” and “they” are the starting point for many conflicts in the world. The talk at the 26th annual NPPF was moderated by Cathy Wurzer of MPR and TPT Almanac. Listen here.
Peace Prize Forum, Tibetan New Year earn media attention
The Forum received a range of print, radio, and television coverage. A small fraction of the stories stories regarding the 2014 Forum — as well as Sunday’s New Year celebration — include:
- “Global risk expert to urge U.S. flexibility at Nobel conference,” by Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune
- “Dalai Lama visits Twin Cities, presides over Tibetan New Year,” by Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune
- “Local Tibetans Welcome Dalai Lama to Minnesota,” by Tendar Tsering, Hill Post
- “Dalai Lama visits Minneapolis to celebrate Tibetan New Year,” Bring Me the News
- “The Dalai Lama on staying optimistic in troubled times: ‘There is no other choice,’” by Jim Walsh, MinnPost
- “Dalai Lama visits Minneapolis for NPPF and Tibetan New Year,” by Susan Elizabeth Littlefield, WCCO TV.
- “Dalai Lama celebrates Tibetan New Year in Twin Cities,” by Scott Wasserman, Fox 9 News.
- “Dalai Lama visits Minneapolis,” by Christina Cerruti, KFAI radio.
- Photo Gallery: Tibetan New Year, by Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio.
Tenzin Yeshi Paichang ’16 plays unique role for Dalai Lama
When he was two years old, Augsburg student Tenzin Yeshi Paichang ’16 was cast as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Martin Scorcese’s movie “Kundun.” This past weekend, Paichang added a new role to his resume — that of His Holiness’s student attache at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Paichang’s experiences were featured by the Pioneer Press in, “Dalai Lama’s visit will be third juncture for Augsburg student” and by WCCO television in the story, “Dalai Lama Visits Minneapolis For Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Tibetan New Year.”