St. Olaf to host 21st annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum

St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. will host the 21st Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, “Striving for Peace: A Climate for Change,” March 6-7.



This year the NPPF is honoring the work of people committed to counteracting global climate change. In 2007 the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and former Vice President Al Gore for their role in spreading awareness of human contributions to the current environmental crisis, and their continuing efforts to urge countries, corporations, organizations and individuals to take steps toward counteracting climate change.

St. Olaf is one of five Midwestern ELCA colleges that collaborate with the Norwegian Nobel Institute to host the annual forum. Each year the conference features presentations by regional, national and international leaders in peacemaking, the green movement, human rights and justice, environmental issues, biological threats, pandemics and other challenges to world peace. 

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