Did Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon? | UpFront (Headliner)

In 2018 Abiy Ahmed became prime minister of Ethiopia, after protests caused the ruling coalition to reshuffle and remove the governing party from power after nearly 30 years of authoritarian rule. In addition to sweeping political and economic reforms, Abiy released political prisoners and made a peace deal with neighbouring Eritrea, ending two decades of … Read more Did Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon? | UpFront (Headliner)

Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at UN court – BBC News

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended her country against allegations of genocide at the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Nobel Peace Prize laureate responded to widespread claims that Myanmar (formerly Burma) committed atrocities against Muslim Rohingya. In her opening remarks, she called the case against Myanmar “incomplete and incorrect”. She said … Read more Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at UN court – BBC News

Aung San Suu Kyi: How a peace icon ended up at a genocide trial – BBC News

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi used to be seen as a symbol of human rights, and spent years under house arrest for promoting democracy. Now, as Myanmar’s civilian leader, she is at the International Court of Justice to defend her country against charges of genocide committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority. She … Read more Aung San Suu Kyi: How a peace icon ended up at a genocide trial – BBC News

Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi to defend genocide charge at UN court – BBC News

Aung San Suu Kyi is due to appear at the UN’s International Court of Justice in The Hague to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate will hear allegations that Myanmar committed atrocities against Muslim Rohingya. Thousands of Rohingya were killed and more than 700,000 fled to neighbouring Bangladesh during an … Read more Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi to defend genocide charge at UN court – BBC News

A Survivor’s Story: From the Atomic Bomb to the Nobel Peace Prize

Setsuko Thurlow, a native of Hiroshima, Japan, shared her journey from atomic bomb survivor to nuclear disarmament advocate. In 2017, she accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which had spearheaded efforts to achieve a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Bonnie Docherty provided introductory remarks on the … Read more A Survivor’s Story: From the Atomic Bomb to the Nobel Peace Prize

How the Enlightenment Ends: A Conversation

Dr. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, discusses how the enlightenment ends with Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist at The New York Times and author of Thank You for Being Late at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. This historic three-day event provided … Read more How the Enlightenment Ends: A Conversation

Oil Must Not Cloud the Nobel Prize Winner’s Judgement

Today the Nobel Peace Prize is being awarded to the EU. The prize of SEK 8 million originates from Alfred Nobel’s fortune, part of which was amassed from the Nobel brothers’ oil dealings in Azerbaijan over 100 years ago. While the prize is being awarded in Oslo, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt will be in … Read more Oil Must Not Cloud the Nobel Prize Winner’s Judgement

South Africa: Desmond Tutu Retires

The Emeritus Archbishop of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu, has retired from public life after 50 years working for the Anglican Church and campaigning against injustice. The former clergyman was instrumental in efforts to dismantle the Aparteid regime in South Africa, which saw a racist government persecute black citizens in the … Read more South Africa: Desmond Tutu Retires

Liu Xiaobo Awarded 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has today been awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, Thorbjoern Jagland, the president of the Nobel committee has announced. In his speech, Jagland described the decision as “controversial” before announcing that Liu Xiaobo had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2010. Liu was imprisoned in 2008 for drafting a bill … Read more Liu Xiaobo Awarded 2010 Nobel Peace Prize