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The Nobel Peace Prize in History – Purpose, Principles and Politics

November 19, 2009 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free

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)

Details

Date:
November 19, 2009
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Professor Benjamin Ziemann
Phone:
+44 (0)114 22 22585
Email:
b.ziemann@sheffield.ac.uk
Website:
http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/history/staff/benjamin-ziemann

Venue

Jessop West Exhibition Space
Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RA United Kingdom
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