Nobel Peace Prize http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29042/all en Malala, ex-Eastern bloc activists up for Nobel Peace Prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/malala-ex-eastern-bloc-activists-nobel-peace-prize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malala Yousafzai, the shot Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance, and ex-Eastern bloc activists are among those known to be nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, as the deadline expired on Friday.</p> <p>This year's award will be announced in early October, but speculation was already underway as the deadline for nominations ran out on February 1.</p> <p>Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot by a Taliban gunman at point blank range as she travelled on a bus to school on October 9, targeted for promoting girls' education.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/malala-ex-eastern-bloc-activists-nobel-peace-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Pashtun people Politics Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:45:43 +0000 5742697 at http://www.globalpost.com Malala, ex-Eastern bloc activists up for Nobel Peace Prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/malala-ex-eastern-bloc-activists-nobel-peace-prize-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malala Yousafzai, the shot Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance, and ex-Eastern bloc activists are among those known to be nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, as the deadline expired on Friday.</p> <p>This year's award will be announced in early October, but speculation was already underway as the deadline for nominations ran out on February 1.</p> <p>Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot by a Taliban gunman at point blank range as she travelled on a bus to school on October 9, targeted for promoting girls' education.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/malala-ex-eastern-bloc-activists-nobel-peace-prize-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Pashtun people Politics Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:45:35 +0000 5742789 at http://www.globalpost.com Record 259 nominees for 2013 Nobel Peace Prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/record-259-nominees-2013-nobel-peace-prize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A record 259 nominees are in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- 209 individuals and 50 organisations -- with the laureate to be announced in October, the Nobel Institute said on Monday.</p> <p>The list is known to include Malala Yousafzai, the shot Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance, ex-Eastern bloc activists, and former US president Bill Clinton.</p> <p>"The trend is upward, not every year but almost," the head of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/record-259-nominees-2013-nobel-peace-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nobel Peace Prize Nobel Prize Politics Sweden AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:30:27 +0000 5772676 at http://www.globalpost.com How do Nobel laureates spend their prize money? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131006/how-do-nobel-laureates-spend-their-prize-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nobel laureates sometimes display as much ingenuity when deciding how to spend their prize money as they did on the work that won them the award in the first place.</p> <p>When Sir Paul Nurse won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2001, he decided to upgrade his motorbike. A fellow winner in 1993, Richard Roberts, installed a croquet lawn in front of his house. Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek, who won in 2004, said the prize meant "financial independence."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131006/how-do-nobel-laureates-spend-their-prize-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Nobel Peace Prize Nobel Prize Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences AFP Sun, 06 Oct 2013 05:32:08 +0000 5953026 at http://www.globalpost.com Democracy trumps cash as key to Nobel success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/democracy-trumps-cash-key-nobel-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>For a scientist to win a Nobel Prize, many things have to come together -- ample funding, a supportive environment, even luck. But one rarely recognised factor may be more important than any other: democracy.</p> <p>"Of course, you need to have at least the fundamental resources," said Swedish virologist Erling Norrby, a former member of the Nobel Committee for Medicine. "But science also requires an open society. A democratic system is very important."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/democracy-trumps-cash-key-nobel-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nobel Peace Prize Nobel Prize Sweden Technology AFP Mon, 07 Oct 2013 05:47:41 +0000 5953650 at http://www.globalpost.com Nobel Literature Prize to be announced October 10 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/nobel-literature-prize-be-announced-october-10 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The winner of the Nobel Literature Prize will be announced on Thursday, October 10, the Swedish Academy said on Monday.</p> <p>Its permanent secretary Peter Englund will make the much-awaited announcement in Stockholm at 1:00 pm (1100 GMT).</p> <p>The date for the literature prize is revealed only a few days in advance, while the dates for the other prizes are known several months ahead of time.</p> <p>The Nobel season kicks off Monday with the announcement of the medicine prize, followed by the physics prize on Tuesday and chemistry on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/nobel-literature-prize-be-announced-october-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assia Djebar Kabyle people Nobel Peace Prize AFP Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:04:04 +0000 5953927 at http://www.globalpost.com Nobel Peace Prize glory also has a darker side http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131009/nobel-peace-prize-glory-also-has-darker-side <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alister Doyle and Balazs Koranyi</p> <p>OSLO (Reuters) - Alongside the glory, the Nobel Peace Prize has a darker side likely to make the awards committee think hard before honoring a Pakistani teenage activist shot by the Taliban who is favorite to win on Friday.</p> <p>The prize has changed the lives of presidents, freedom fighters or humble human rights workers but some winners say it is hard to be put on a lifelong pedestal where actions, flaws and foibles can get judged against a yardstick of sainthood.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131009/nobel-peace-prize-glory-also-has-darker-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Human Interest Nobel Peace Prize Nobel Prize Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:53:17 +0000 5956178 at http://www.globalpost.com Nobel Peace Prize for Malala, Congolese doctor or OPCW? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131011/nobel-peace-prize-malala-congolese-doctor-or-opcw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday, with teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai seen as the favourite though her chances could be dimmed by her young age.</p> <p>Just hours before the announcement was due, other hot names making the rounds in Norway were Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).</p> <p>In line with tradition, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjoern Jagland, will reveal the laureate's name at 11:00 am (0900 GMT) at the Nobel Institute in Oslo.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131011/nobel-peace-prize-malala-congolese-doctor-or-opcw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Pashtun people Politics Religion War AFP Fri, 11 Oct 2013 04:48:30 +0000 5958010 at http://www.globalpost.com Chemical watchdog to use Nobel Prize money for new award http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/chemical-watchdog-use-nobel-prize-money-new-award <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The world's chemical watchdog said Monday it will use the money it gets from this year's Nobel Peace Prize to set up its own award.</p> <p>"Of course, we are not going to compete with the Nobel Peace Prize. It's going to be a modest prize just to recognise those who contribute to our goals," the director of Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Uzumcu, told reporters in Oslo.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/chemical-watchdog-use-nobel-prize-money-new-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nobel Peace Prize Nobel Prize AFP Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:19:15 +0000 6014349 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Europe news agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/afp-europe-news-agenda-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What's happening in Europe on Tuesday:</p> <p>+ Ukrainian police storm opposition headquarters</p> <p>+ UN chemical watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize </p> <p>+ French parliament debates C. African Republic mission</p> <p>KIEV: EU diplomacy chief Catherine Ashton is to arrive in Kiev after police dismantled protest barricades and stormed the headquarters of the pro-Europe opposition, spearheading anti-government demonstrations for weeks. Picture. Video. Graphic. (UKRAINE-UNREST-POLITICS-EU)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131209/afp-europe-news-agenda-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Atomic Energy Agency Nobel Peace Prize Oslo War AFP Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:38:21 +0000 6014696 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140129/snowden-nominated-nobel-peace-prize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A former Norwegian minister nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize Thursday in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. </p> <p>"He has contributed to revealing the extreme level of surveillance by nations against other nations and of citizens," former Socialist Left Party minister Baard Vegar Solhjell told AFP, explaining his move.</p> <p>"Snowden contributed to people knowing about what has happened and spurring public debate" on trust in government, which he said was "a fundamental requirement for peace".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140129/snowden-nominated-nobel-peace-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Edward Snowden Nobel Peace Prize Politics Snorre Valen Social Issues Socialist Left Party Technology AFP Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:46:33 +0000 6056024 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140129/snowden-nominated-nobel-peace-prize-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A former Norwegian minister nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. </p> <p>"He has contributed to revealing the extreme level of surveillance by nations against other nations and of citizens," former Socialist Left Party minister Baard Vegar Solhjell told AFP, explaining his move.</p> <p>"Snowden contributed to people knowing about what has happened and spurring public debate" on trust in government, which he said was "a fundamental requirement for peace".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140129/snowden-nominated-nobel-peace-prize-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Edward Snowden Nobel Peace Prize Politics Snorre Valen Social Issues Socialist Left Party Technology AFP Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:18:02 +0000 6056074 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowden gets Nobel Peace Prize nomination from Norwegian MP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/snowden-gets-nobel-peace-prize-nomination-norwegian-mp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian member of parliament nominated former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, arguing that his release of classified documents made the world a safer place.</p> <p>Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former education and environment minister for the Socialist Left party, said Snowden's revelations deepened the public's understanding of the extent to which states spy on their own citizens.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/snowden-gets-nobel-peace-prize-nomination-norwegian-mp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nobel Committee Nobel Peace Prize Politics Snorre Valen Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:40:31 +0000 6056236 at http://www.globalpost.com Record 278 nominees for Peace Prize: Nobel Institute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140304/record-278-nominees-peace-prize-nobel-institute <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A record 278 candidates have been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, to be announced in October in Oslo, the Nobel Institute said Tuesday.</p> <p>"The number of nominations increases almost every year, which shows a growing interest in the prize," the head of the institute, Geir Lundestad, told AFP.</p> <p>"We receive nominations from absolutely everywhere in the world," he added.</p> <p>The Nobel committee convened Tuesday for the first time this year to examine the candidate list.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140304/record-278-nominees-peace-prize-nobel-institute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geir Lundestad Nobel Peace Prize Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters AFP Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:04:56 +0000 6086706 at http://www.globalpost.com 1936 Nobel Peace Prize discovered at South American pawn shop to be auctioned in Baltimore http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140312/1936-nobel-peace-prize-discovered-at-south-american-pawn-sho <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - A 1936 Nobel Peace Prize discovered at a South American pawn shop is heading to the auction block.</p> <p>The award will be only the second Nobel Peace Prize to come to auction and marked the first time an individual from Latin America had received the honour.</p> <p>The New York-based Stack's Bowers Galleries is offering it for sale March 27 in Baltimore.</p> <p>The 23-karat relic weighs 222.4 grams, which in today's market would make it worth $9,168 for the gold alone. As an object to collectors and world history, its value is much greater.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140312/1936-nobel-peace-prize-discovered-at-south-american-pawn-sho" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nobel Peace Prize Nobel Prize Sweden The Canadian Press Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:34:50 +0000 6093558 at http://www.globalpost.com