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International Seminar Series: The Nobel Peace Prize: 100 Years of Ideas for a Better World

Date:
Wednesday, April 19th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Toril Rokseth will present “The Nobel Peace Prize: 100 Years of Ideas for a Better World.”

How do you define peace? And how to achieve peace? Is peace hopelessly complicated and unattainable? For over 100 years, the Nobel Peace Prize has been rewarding individuals and organisations fighting for a better world. It is considered the world’s most prestigious award, but also a very controversial one. Over time, the history of the Nobel Peace Prize has turned into an incredible archive of ideas and displays of courage, perseverance and creativity. Can this history provide tools to solve today’s challenges?

Toril Rokseth and Adeline Cuvelier have been teaching about human rights, conflict resolution and democracy building to children, youth and university students. Their job is to make the Nobel Peace Prize accessible, exciting and useful for everyone. “At the Nobel Peace Center, we believe the Nobel Peace Prize can provide inspiration and motivation to solve today’s problems, no matter how big… or small.”

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Organizer

Office of International Studies and Programs
Phone:
(309) 438-5276
Email:
mlschwa@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://www.internationalstudies.ilstu.edu/

Venue

Bone Student Center
200 N. University Street
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-4636
Website:
http://bonestudentcenter.illinoisstate.edu