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Thank you!

The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Forum took place Feb. 20-21. Thank you to all you participated. This web site will remain available as a resource, and plenary and keynote speeches are now available.

Next year's forum will take place at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

Confirmed Speakers

President Jimmy Carter
2002 Nobel Peace Laureate more

"The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices. We can choose to work together for peace."

Keynote address

Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland
Director-General Emerita of the World Health Organization, and former Prime Minister of Norway more

"Our purpose is to be combatting disease and ill health,
and promoting sustainable and equitable health systems in
all countries."

Plenary address

Eboo Patel
Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core more

"I like helping kids strengthen ties in the religious community. It's the fundamental place where we develop values and leadership skills."

Plenary address

Foundation for International Community Assistance more

"Give poor communities the opportunity, and then get out of the way"


The Honorable Julia Chang Bloch
Former U.S. Ambassador to Nepal and 2003-04 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at St. Olaf College more

"The future demands that Americans learn to see themselves and their nation from the outside in."

Janet Finn
Associate professor of social work, University of Montana, and the 2004 "Globalization and Social Responsibility" sponsored speaker more

"(As) a social worker … I have both a personal and professional commitment to peace, human rights and social justice."