Kailash Satyarthi: Fighting Child Labor

Kailash Satyarthi: Fighting Child Labor

Kailash Satyarthi, co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, is a human rights activist from India, at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labor. A former electrical engineer, Satyarthi gave up a lucrative career in 1980...
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...
Mohamed ElBaradei Part II: The view from the Muslim World

Mohamed ElBaradei Part II: The view from the Muslim World

“Some people want to make it appear that we will wake up tomorrow and find that Iran has developed the bomb. This is not the case. Sixteen US intelligence agencies have said that Iran stopped working on developing the bomb in 2003.” Mohamad ElBaradei...

1993 – F. W. de Klerk, helped end Apartheid

An attorney who held a number of South African ministerial posts, F.W. de Klerk became both the leader of South Africa’s National Party and the country’s president in 1989. Upon becoming President, de Klerk, a conservative, shocked many when he lifted the...