Six colleges founded by Norwegian-American immigrants in the 19th century sponsor an annual summer Peace Scholars program in Norway, designed to deepen students’ understanding of the central issues and theories regarding conflict, war and peace. Through an application and interview process, students from Augsburg University, Augustana University (Sioux Falls), Concordia College (Moorhead), Luther College, Pacific Lutheran University, and St. Olaf College are selected as Peace Scholars and awarded a seven-week academic experience held at The Nansen Dialogue Network in Lillehammer and The University of Oslo International Summer School. Program Details
The Peace Scholars program is an outgrowth of the Noble Peace Prize Forum. The forum began in 1988 by the five-college consortium of Augsburg, Augustana (Sioux Falls), Concordia (Moorhead), Luther, and St. Olaf. Currently Peace Scholars are involved in the Human Rights Forum, an annual event held in Minneapolis that inspires students and other citizens to become active participants in peacemaking efforts around the world.
Generous support of the Peace Scholars program is provided by the Smaby Family Foundation and Ms. Liv Dahl.Nobel Peace Prize Forum: 2012 Scholars
Back Row: Adam Mousel, Jordan Montgomery, Howard Mukanda, Peter Larsen, Luke Hanson, Gary Smaby Front Row: Liv Dahl, Charlotte Rosen, Maren Engel, Molly Kokesh, and Clara Bergen. Not pictured are Nura Younes, Katie Hjerpe, and Colin Mischel