Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski at Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo
On Sunday, 11 December, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Nobel Peace Prize Research and Information AS, and the University of Oslo will launch a new debate forum intended to become a permanent feature of the annual Nobel Peace Prize celebrations in Oslo. The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo will serve as an arena for interdisciplinary discussion and reflection on pivotal and timely issues of importance to international peace and security. The topic of this year’s event is of keen interest the world over: “The United States and World Peace after the U.S. Presidential Election.”
Former U.S. top officials Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski will address the Forum and discuss how the outcome of the presidential election may affect international peace and stability in the years ahead. Dr. Kissinger served as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon and President Gerald Ford, while Dr. Brzezinski was National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter. Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, together with North Vietnamese Foreign Minister Le Duc Tho.
“We are very proud to make this happen,” Nobel Institute Director Olav Njølstad says. “Dr. Brzezinski and Dr. Kissinger are two of the world’s foremost academic experts on U.S. foreign policy and international politics. Both of them have been political decision-makers at the highest level and know U.S. politics from the inside.”
“The University of Oslo is very pleased about this partnership,” says Rector Ole Petter Ottersen. “It’s important to highlight dialogues on peace and conflict issues and to discuss them from an interdisciplinary perspective. We also plan to involve students in these discussions.”
The event will be held in the University Aula, where the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony took place for more than forty years, from 1947 to 1989. Many constituency voices will be represented at the Forum, representing government, business and non-profit sectors. Content will be shared with a broad audience through social media.
“It’s clear that this year’s topic has implications for all of us,” said Jeff Sparrow, CEO of INCIRCL, presenting sponsor of The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo 2016. “Among other partners involved in the process, we believe it’s important to encourage peace by engaging businesses in discussion platforms like this.”
INCIRCL is a global partnership of companies that foster the relationships of digital communication through identity management, finance technology and proximity marketing. The company’s goal is to provide clients with the best tools to invest in relationships with their consumers. GoodXChange is a marketing affiliate of INCIRCL that is facilitating a digital awareness campaign in conjunction with INCIRCL and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo.
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