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...

1993 – Nelson Mandela, defeated hatred in South Africa

The son of a tribal chief, Nelson Mandela began his opposition to South Africa’s government policies while attending college. He went on to become a lawyer and joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1944. For two decades he led the fight against...

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...