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Contest: who will win the Nobel Prize?

nobelcontestIt’s more important than American Idol voting!

And you could win a photograph with Geir Lundestad!

The Nobel Committee will announce the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner this Friday, October 7 (9 a.m. GMT, 4 a.m. CST), which means you only have two days to guess who you think should win.

The Nobel Peace Prize forum has set up a Facebook discussion thread, so post your guess and you might win a signed photograph of you shaking hands with Dr. Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, during the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Forum (March 1-4 in Minneapolis)!

Pictured here is Noble Peace Prize Laureate, Martti Ahtisaari, who spoke at the 2009 forum held in Minneapolis.

Vote, and tell your friends!

Nobel Peace Prize Forum returns to Augsburg

ppf_bannerThis year for the fifth time, Augsburg will welcome nearly 1,000 students and community people to campus for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. This year’s forum will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6.

Each forum honors and focuses on the work of the previous Nobel Prize laureate; this year the spotlight is on 2008 Nobel Peace laureate, Martti Ahtisaari, international peace negotiator and former president of Finland. He shares a particular connection with Augsburg as he considers the most satisfying work of his career to have been the 13 years he spent as the UN diplomat leading the negotiations for the independence of Namibia. Continue reading “Nobel Peace Prize Forum returns to Augsburg”