20th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum
“Striving for Peace: Investing in Community”
Concordia College - Moorhead, Minn. | Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8
Concordia College is pleased to host the 20th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, “Striving for Peace: Investing in Community,” honoring the innovative work of Muhammad Yunus, who founded the Grameen Bank to provide low-cost loans to individuals in Bangladesh to counter the prolonged effects of poverty. The bank has resulted in the creation of economic and social improvements from the ground up and by the “poorest of the poor.” Today the bank counts more than six million borrowers.
Muhammad Yunus, who shared the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize with the Grameen Bank, will give the keynote address at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Other plenary speakers include Greg Mortenson and Jeffrey Sachs.
Concordia is one of five Midwest ELCA colleges that collaborate with the Norwegian Nobel Institute to host the annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum. This prestigious forum is held in cooperation with the Norwegian Nobel Institute and is the institute’s only such program or academic affiliation outside Norway. Read more about the forum’s history.
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