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The Woman Behind the Nobel Peace Prize

Kathrine Aspaas | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Kathrine Aspaas

Alfred Nobel had the money. Bertha von Suttner had the vision. Their union resulted in the Nobel Peace Prize, who continues to make a powerful impact on the world.

Why The 'Alternative Nobel Prize' Is The One That Matters

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sunnie Groeneveld

The mission of the "Alternative Nobel Prize" is "to honour and support those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today."

Here Comes the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, Dragging a Broken Moral Compass

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The announcement of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, set for October 11, is sure to make big news. The prize remains the most prestigious in the world. But the award has fallen into an evasive pattern, ignoring the USA's continuous "war on terror" and even giving it tacit support.

Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind The Prizes

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Oct 6 (Reuters) - Here is a look at dynamite tycoon Alfred Nobel and the annual prizes he established. The first of this year's prizes will be award...

This Week In Science History, July 9-15

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

July 9-15 will be a busy week in science history. This week sees the anniversary of a patent that changed the world—and that's just the beginning. ...

Nobel Laureate Shares What The Peace Prize Meant to Her

The New York Times | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women

On Saturday I was in Oslo with two of my sisters from Africa, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of - ...

Alfred Nobel's Last Will And Testament: He'd Be Proud Of President Obama's Peace Efforts

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Some critics have claimed the prize should be the "culmination of a career." Says who? Not Alfred Nobel, and he ought to know.

Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Laureate: Whatever Happened to Awarding for Deeds Actually Done?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Russnow

It is enormously premature for Obama to be getting this great tribute, which to a certain extent cheapens the prior recipients and the work all of them performed over so many years.

The Land Mines Obama Won't Touch

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The United States is the third largest stockpiler of land mines in the world, behind China and Russia. Like those two countries, we have refused to sign an agreement banning the manufacture, stockpiling and use of land mines.

Does President Obama -- and America -- Deserve the Nobel Prize?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

This movement to change America did not begin when Barack Obama took the presidential oath of office -- it has been underway for decades.

The Norwegians Got It!

Lester Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lester Sloan

While writers, poets, and scientists usually win the award for what they have accomplished, statesmen, philosophers, and other persons of ideas are honored for the causes that they champion.

Obama, Nobel, and Realpolitik

Kate Southwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Southwood

Is President Obama's lack of reference to Carter and Bunch surprising? Not really, considering his defense in Oslo of "just war."

Obama Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Obama has given new possibilities to a world that only a year ago was defined by conflict. He's rejected the zero-sum game of the Bush years in favor for respect driven diplomacy.

I'm OK With It

Ralph D'Andrea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph D'Andrea

My mind was on other things yesterday, but then Barack Obama threw me a curve by winning the Nobel Peace Prize simply for not being George Bush.