2010 — Liu Xiabo, Chinese human rights activist

2010 — Liu Xiabo, Chinese human rights activist

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 was awarded to Liu Xiaobo, currently a prisoner of conscience in China, for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” In making the award, the Nobel Committee stated that they have “long...
2009- Barrack Obama, President of the United States

2009- Barrack Obama, President of the United States

Barack H. Obama, the 44th President of the United States, had been in power for less than eight months when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. Among the reasons it gave, the Nobel Committee lauded Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen...
2008 – Martti Ahtisaari, international diplomat

2008 – Martti Ahtisaari, international diplomat

After a distinguished career with the United Nations and the Finnish Foreign Ministry, Martti Ahtisaari was elected President of the Republic of Finland in 1994. Throughout his career he has been actively involved in conflict resolution, state building and mediation....

2007 – Al Gore and The IPCC, climate change

Al Gore, Jr. is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Gore was the Democratic nominee for...

2006 – Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, microcredit

Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi banker and economist known to many as “The Banker to the Poor”. He was previously a Professor of Economics and is famous for his successful application of microcredit – the extension of small loans. These loans are given to...

2005 – Mohamed ElBaradei and the IAEA

Dr. ElBaradei was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1942. He earned a Doctorate in International Law at the New York University School of Law in 1974. He began his career in the Egyptian Diplomatic Service, and in 1980 he left the Diplomatic Service to join the United Nations....

2004 – Wangari Maathai, 30 million trees

Wangari Maathai is the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. As leader of the Green Belt Movement for nearly thirty years, she mobilized poor women to plant trees to counteract the deforestation occurring in her country. She has also campaigned for broader...

2003 – Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights attorney

Shirin Ebadi graduated from the University of Tehran with a law degree and until 1979 was one of the first female judges in Iran. After the revolution in 1979, she was forced to resign. She now works as a lawyer and teaches at the University of Tehran. Ebadi is known...
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