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Nobel Peace Prize Forum to land at Augsburg College

Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs recently announced the appointment of Maureen Reed as executive director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

The Forum, which engages young people in the work of peacemaking, is an annual regional event held in partnership with the Norwegian Nobel Institute to celebrate recent Nobel laureates.

“Dr. Reed’s leadership has been central in shaping the evolution and vision of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum,” said Geir Lundestad, Norwegian Nobel Institute Director and Norwegian Nobel Committee Secretary. “We are fortunate to have her exceptional expertise, passion and energy dedicated full time to building the reach and impact of the Forum in its new format.”

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is the only academic affiliation of the Nobel Institute outside Norway. It was founded during 1989 through a unique partnership between the Norwegian Nobel Institute and five private colleges — Augsburg, Augustana (Sioux Falls), Concordia (Moorhead), Luther, and St. Olaf.

Beginning in 2012, the Forum will be held permanently in the Twin Cities. It will be organized by Augsburg College, in partnership with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and with ongoing sponsorship from the original college partners. Prior to this, and for the past 23 years, the Forum rotated among the colleges.

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