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The Paradox of Peace: The 30th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum
Posted on: July 20, 2018

September 13-15, 2018

2018 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum hosted and presented byAugsburg University. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the work of two laureates: President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). 

The theme for this year is The Paradox of Peace, with plenaries, keynotes and breakout sessions related to tensions between conflict and reconciliation, between justice and forgiveness, between hope and fear and will highlight the laureates’ successful accomplishments navigating these paradoxes. 

The work of President Santos will engage us in discussion of the peace process in Colombia and the ongoing challenges of implementing the peace accord. ICAN’s leadership in the passage of the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty inspires discussion and debate about the feasibility and way forward to a world free of weapons of mass destruction. 

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Honorary Consul Eivind J. Heiberg
Eivind J. Heiberg is Honorary Consul in Minneapolis

Eivind J. Heiberg is the Honorary Consul in Minneapolis