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The Nobel Peace Prize in History – Purpose, Principles and Politics
November 19, 2009 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Professor Helge Pharo (University of Oslo)
There was much debate about the recent award of the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama. Professor Pharo – an academic adviser to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, a renowned expert on the history of international relations and director of the Forum for Contemporary History at the University of Oslo – will reveal the historical background to this decision. He will talk about the politics, principles and procedures that have guided the half a dozen or so Norwegian MPs on the Nobel Peace Prize Committee throughout its history.
The event is followed by a drinks reception to celebrate the opening of the centre and this inaugural lecture.
University launches unique Centre for Peace History (press release)