Featuring Nobel Peace Prize laureates Tawakkol Karman (2011) and Dr. Muhammad Yunus (2006). March 8-10, 2013 in Minneapolis on the campuses of Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota West Bank.  

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is a unique civic learning experience. Celebrating its 25th year, this dynamic, global event brings Nobel Peace Prize winners, civic leaders, and scholars together with students and other citizens. As the Norwegian Nobel Institute’s only such program or academic affiliation outside of Norway, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum has a special mission: to inspire peacemaking by celebrating the work of Peace Prize winners.

An overview of the 2013 Forum is listed below. The full session/speaker list will be added as it is finalized. Location and logistical information will be available in the coming weeks as well.


Friday, March 8: Business Day 

This program features Nobel Laureate and microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus along with workshops and networking with leading business innovators and social entrepreneurs.

Location: University of Minnesota West Bank Campus
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friday, March 8: K-12 Festival

The K-12 Festival is sold out! If you are interested in remote participation, being placed on a waiting list, or added to our mailing list, please contact Erika Herrmann at herrmann@augsburg.edu.
Location: Augsburg College, Minneapolis
Time: 9:30 – 11:30am

Saturday, March 9: Science and Health Day

New for 2013, this program explores the relationship of health and science to global security. It features two keynote presentations (to be announced soon) along with break-out sessions and workshops with thought leaders and scientists who are reshaping our world.

Location: University of Minnesota West Bank Campus + Augsburg College
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 10: Global Studies Day

This program examines the broad topics that underpin or undermine world peace. Featuring keynote by Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman, Yemeni journalist and “mother of the revolution,” along with workshops, music, and networking.

Location: University of Minnesota West Bank Campus + Augsburg College
Time: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

March 9: Musical Performance + Presentation 

If you attended last year’s Hip Hop Event (Ethics and Hip Hop: A Discussion with Dessa), then you know that the Nobel Peace Prize Forum is also a platform for examining the implications of art and popular culture on peace and conflict. We’re planning an even bigger and more dynamic event this year. Details to be announced in coming weeks.