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Friday, March 1, 2013

ICGC: 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

ICGC announces the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, "The Power of Ideas: People and Peace", being held at the Ted Mann Concert Hall, March 8-10 with keynote speaker Muhammad Yunus. Registration is $10 for students and open to the public.

"The Power of Ideas: People and Peace."
Overview: The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is a unique civic learning experience. Each year, this dynamic, global event brings Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, civic leaders, and scholars together with students and other citizens. The Forum pays homage to Norway's international peace efforts and offers opportunities for Nobel Peace Prize laureates, diplomats, scholars, and the general public to share in dialogue on the dynamics of peacemaking and the underlying causes of conflict and war. The Forum also features an annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival and a day of programming for youth. A recent survey shows that almost half of attendees believe their lives and their thinking were "inspired to peacemaking" as a result of their participation at the Forum. The very first Forum was in 1989, and 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of this global event.