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Sean Penn Receives 2012 Peace Summit Award

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Sean Penn Receives 2012 Peace Summit Award

The lights went dim and Orchestra Hall at Chicago’s Symphony Center fell silent. Pictures of  rubble from Haitian cities came on screen–images of the horrific earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010. As the film came to an end, there was no doubt as to why two-time Academy Award winner and humanitarian Sean Penn […]

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Nobel Peace Laureates Call for a World Without Nuclear Weapons

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Nobel Peace Laureates Call for a World Without Nuclear Weapons

The third and final day of the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, started Wednesday with a panel discussion on “A World Without Nuclear Weapons” at the Symphony Center, Orchestra Hall on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. The discussion commenced with moderator, David Martin, national security correspondent of  CBS News, introducing the panelists, and […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Winners Say One Person Can Make a Difference

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Nobel Peace Prize Winners Say One Person Can Make a Difference

Nobel Peace Prize winners at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Tuesday told an audience at the University of Illinois at Chicago that “One Person Can Make a Difference.” That was the title of the forum that featured an hour-long discussion among the five panelists who recalled their own experiences. The panelists included […]

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Sean Penn Wins the 2012 Peace Summit Award

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Sean Penn, the two-time Academy Award winner, can add on “Recipient of the 2012 Peace Summit Award” to his long list of accomplishments. Penn was honored at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates on April 23, 2012 in Chicago at the UIC forum.

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Nobel Peace Laureate Calls for Cutting World Poverty in Half by 2015

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Nobel Peace Laureate Calls for Cutting World Poverty in Half by 2015

Ways to create a more sustainable and fair world were discussed Monday during the “Investing in Peace” panel for the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Panel moderator Douglas Brinkley explained that investing involves more than “taking out (a) checkbook and supporting a non-profit group. Investing means investing lives.” Professor Muhammed Yunus of Bangladesh, […]

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Advancing Women’s Rights Begins with Educating Children

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Advancing Women’s Rights Begins with Educating Children

The second day of the 12th Annual World Summit of the Nobel Peace Laureates was all about the ladies. A Tuesday panel,“Women Forging Peace,” focused on the peace-seeking efforts of women and featured Undo Janz, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Caryl Stern, of the United Nations Children’s Fund, Suzanne Nossel, US Executive Director of Amnesty […]

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Technology Can Lead Youth on the Path to Peace

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Technology Can Lead Youth on the Path to Peace

“Peace can only be achieved if you get people involved in what stands in the way of peace,”  Frederik Willem de Klerk, former president of the Republic of South Africa     told an audience Monday at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus. “New Challenges for Peace,” a Monday panel hosted by moderator Chris Jansing from […]

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