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President Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize


2 responses to “President Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize”

  1. Emma Ambrose Avatar
    Emma Ambrose

    I was, at first, outraged by the Nobel Committee’s awarding of the Peace Prize to Obama but upon reading the statement issues by the committee I partially changed my mind. I am still unconvinced about the new climate Obama has generated for intonational diplomacy and whether this should warrant the prize. What i found interesting and agreed with was the committee’s claim that they were using the prize not just as a means of recognition but as a tool to inspire further action.

  2. Lee Smithey Avatar
    Lee Smithey

    For anyone who is interested:

    Bono joins the minority of people who have voted in the poll so far supporting the awarding of the prize to President Obama.

    See http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/18/opinion/18bono.html