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Nobel Laureates

Child Rights: Laureates And Leaders Step Up

Tim Ryan | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Tim Ryan

When I first met Kailash Satyarthi a quarter of a century ago, his direct actions to rescue child laborers were just starting to gain attention outsid...

Now More Than Ever, We Need Climate Solutions for Peace

Jody Williams | Posted 12.07.2016 | Impact
Jody Williams

The climate crisis will require global cooperation as we have never seen it before. And leaders the world over have a clear mandate to act. This is a test of our commitment to a peaceful future for everyone.

Paris Has to End with a Firm Decision

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Muhammad Yunus

We cannot ignore the ethical implications of what we are doing to current and future generations, whose opportunities in life will be diminished by the harm we are doing to our planet's natural systems.

COP21: Humanity's Last-Chance Saloon

Desmond Tutu | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

And that is why we say: Global warming is the human-rights challenge of our time. If we do not address it, collectively, it can only mean we have decided that the rights of some members of the human family are more important than others.

Africa Has to Be Part of Solution to Climate Change

Kofi Annan | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Kofi Annan

"The living will envy the dead." We are close to reaching the tipping point beyond which man-made climate change risks denying my grandson and his generation the right to a healthy and sustainable planet.

Will Asian Leaders Come to the Table on Climate Change? They May Surprise Us All.

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
José Ramos-Horta

The climate change negotiations in Paris will represent a challenge for China, India and the smaller nations. The region has a natural and legitimate right to economic expansion.

Obama: The Courage to Say 'We Were Wrong'

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
José Ramos-Horta

In 40 years of dealing with presidents, prime ministers and other leaders, I could count on one hand the times I have heard a president or a prime minister or other high official speak candidly about the mistakes their country has made. It may be that I can count them on two fingers.

Helping Science to Get It Right

Olivier Dumon | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Olivier Dumon

On December 10 the scientific world honors its own in an elaborate ceremony as the Nobel Prizes are awarded. Unlike Hollywood's big night, there's no ...

The Nobel Prize: Where Are the Women?

Anna Leahy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Science
Anna Leahy

The Nobel Prize is awarded in three science categories: physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine. In 2012 each science prize was shared by a pair of researchers. Among this year's six laureates in these categories is the usual number of women: zero.

Build Bridges, Not Fences: Thirty Percent of U.S. Nobel Laureates Are Foreign-born

James Witte | Posted 03.13.2013 | College
James Witte

Not all immigrants will become Nobel Prize laureates, but what are the costs if they don't achieve their highest potential? It will be our own loss, as a nation, if immigrants are denied the opportunity to develop their talents and abilities.

Desmond Tutu Starts Petition To Release Nobel Winner

Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

When Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his dedication to human rights in China, he and his wife were under house arrest. To this day, t...

Nobel Laureates Reflect on Keeping America Innovative

Kathy Kemper | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Kathy Kemper

We should be taking risks, the Nobels said, not avoiding them. We should be encouraging ideas from outside the established community, from diverse sources; we should accept failure as a necessary stepping stone to revolutionary progress.

The Surprising Figure Uniting Nobel Laureates

Jennifer Wheeler | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Jennifer Wheeler

I wasn't looking for the heroine. I wanted to understand what makes some people successful. I expected economic advantage to rise to the surface as a thread that connects Nobel winners. Instead I found an altogether different and more exciting story.

Raising the Next Nobel Laureate

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 02.26.2012 | Education
Rahilla Zafar

Dr. Svante Lindqvist, the founding Director of the Nobel Museum, admits that winning a Nobel Prize comes down to being a matter of chance.

WATCH: Nobel Laureate For Peace Stops By Occupy Denver

Posted 11.14.2011 | Denver

Jody Williams, author, professor and Nobel Peace Prize winner for 1997, made a stop at Occupy Denver to voice her support of the movement. As Williams...

The Man Who Loves Women Who Love Science

Nell Scovell | Posted 01.03.2012 | Women
Nell Scovell

Why can't all men be like Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard?

PHOTOS: This Year's Nobel Prize Winners

Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

Americans Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims won this year's Nobel Prize for Economics, the Nobel Committee announced on Monday in Oslo. Sargent a...

Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Too Early to Talk of "Arab Spring" Until Women Gain Rights

Steve Kettmann | Posted 10.29.2011 | Home
Steve Kettmann

Shirin Ebadi offered a cautionary note about progress in the Muslim World over the weekend at the inaugural World Peace Conference in Berlin, the culmination of a weeklong World Peace Festival.

Michele Bachman's Stance On Evolution Demolished By High School Student

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Not only is Bachmann a fan of creationism and its anti-intellectual offshoot, intelligent design, she's made some outlandish claims about the pseudoscientific subject.

Peace Summit with the Dalai Lama, Eckhart Tolle, and Nobel Laureates

Catherine Ingram | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Catherine Ingram

The weekend edition of the paper was the prelude to the Vancouver Peace Summit, a three-day gathering of luminaries including the Dalai Lama, Eckhart Tolle, Maria Shriver, numerous Nobel laureates, and a couple dozen other presenters.

Kim Dae Jung: A Hero for Peace

Mary Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Wald

Elegant is the first word that comes to mind. He was warm, with an IQ that kept you mentally running to keep up. He defied death, worked in the face of oppression and gave his all.

March Madness: Smart Money Says Cornell

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dennis Danziger

This year I've adopted a new system. I'm betting on the colleges with the highest SAT scores and the strictest admission's policies.

George Clooney And Don Cheadle Honored By Nobel Laureates

Access Hollywood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

George Clooney and Don Cheadle, long-time friends and co-stars of the "Oceans" films are set to received a distinguished honor. Clooney and Cheadle w...