Tagged: Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Prize announcements just around the corner

The annual guessing game is in full swing for the winners of the 2009 Nobel prizes, and bets are on for likely literature and peace laureates, writes Monster and Critics. With a record 205...

Nobel Peace Prize wide open, no obvious pick

OSLO, Sept 25 (Reuters) – A record number of candidates remains in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize two weeks before a winner is announced, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute told...

Norwegian-American Nobel Prize Winner Norman Borlaug Dies

Norman Borlaug, Nobel laureate for fighting famine, dies at 95 Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist and father of the “green revolution” who was credited with saving 1 billion lives from famine, died...

Nobel Peace Center: From King to Obama

On Oct. 13 at 11 a.m., the world will tune into a small doorway in central Oslo, and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2009 will be announced. But already this September the...

2009 Nobel Prize Concert

Martha Argerich, world-renowned pianist, soloist at this year’s Nobel Prize Concert Nobel Media, in association with the Stockholm Concert Hall, present this year’s Nobel Prize Concert – an event of world class stature. The...

World leaders applaud Norway carbon moves

BERGEN–Norway on Wednesday pledged just under €140 million ($195 million) over five years to help the European Union develop projects for carbon capture and storage, or CCS, via its Continent-wide R&D programs. The technology,...

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...

Thorbjørn Jagland elected to head Nobel Committee

Norwegian Parliament Speaker Thorbjørn Jagland was Thursday elected new chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee that selects the Nobel Peace Prize winner. The veteran Social Democrat has also held the posts of prime minister...

Greg Mortenson touches 800 hearts at U.N. conference

By Berit Hessen Norwegian American Weekly The Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) held its 11th annual conference on January 30, at the U.N. headquarters in New York City. To commemorate the...