Nobel Peace Prize Forum March 5-6 at Augsburg College

Event Details


Date: March 4 - March 5, 2010

Times: Program begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5

Location: Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. A bus is available for Augustana students, faculty, and staff interested in attending.

Ticket Info: Registration is open to the public and the deadline has been extended to Monday, March 1st, 5:00 p.m. Register online at www.peaceprizeforum.org

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Forum is rapidly approaching. This year's Forum will be held on the campus of Augsburg College in Minneapolis, March 5 - 6. It is entitled, "Striving for Peace: A question of will." Registration is open to the public and the deadline has been extended to Monday, March 1st, 5:00 p.m. Register online at www.peaceprizeforum.org.

Augustana joins Augsburg College, Concordia College (Moorhead), Luther College and St. Olaf College in celebrating the Nobel Prize for Peace granted annually by the Nobel Committee in Oslo, Norway. The program offers an incredible opportunity to celebrate community and heritage as well as a vision and hope for a more peaceful world. Best of all, it has a proven record of opening doors for students who want to do more than just "talk" about peace, justice, and human rights.

Marti Ahtisaari, the Nobel Prize Winner from 2008 will be in attendance, being the keynote speaker for the event. Ahtisaar is the former president of Finland and was awarded the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize for his important efforts to resolve international conflicts. He has brokered peace agreements in Namibia, Kosovo and the Aceh province of Indonesia. He speaks directly to those who believe "peace is possible—it is simply a question of will."

Other speakers include Kjell Magne Bondevik from the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, Leymah Gbowee of the Woman and Peace Security Network Africa, Kathy Kelly from the Voices for Creative Nonviolence and more.

Registration and more information can be found online at www.peaceprizeforum.org. Augustana student fees are only $25 which includes bus transportation, meals, and housing during the Forum. To alleviate concerns of missing classes, the bus will not leave the Augustana campus until after 2:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

STAND UP! JOIN US AT THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FORUM! It just might change your life...


Brad Heegel
Nobel Peace Prize Forum College Coordinator
Augustana College
Phone: 605.274.5508
brad.heegel@augie.edu