Irreplaceable, but soon irrelevant? The Nobel Peace Prize today

What do Willy Brandt and Andrei Sakharov have in common? What do they have in common with Henry Kissinger, Le Duc Tho or Anwar as-Sadat and Menachim Begin? And with the Irish women Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams or with Amnesty International? They were all awarded the Nobel Prize in the 1970s for their peace policies. But what idea of peace and conflict resolution was associated with these awards? How were the decisions of the Oslo Committee perceived and discussed in politics and society?

In biographical sketches, selected laureates are introduced and their commitment to peace policy in different conflicts and regions will be analysed – with the aim of examining processes of change and further developments in the understanding of peace and, at the same time, determining the impact and perception of the Nobel Peace Prize in more detail.

Date: December 9, 2021, 1 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
The symposium is broadcasted as a livestream on the foundation’s YouTube channel. You can join the discussion via the live-chat on YouTube.

Programme

1 p.m.
Welcome and introduction
Dieter Dowe (Bonn)
Bettina Greiner (Lübeck)

1.15 p.m.
Panel 1: Visionaries of peace?
Willy Brandt (1971) – Benedikt Schönborn (Wien)
Andrej Dmitrijewitsch Sacharow (1975) – Irina Scherbakowa (Moskau)
Moderation: Wolfgang Schmidt (Berlin)

2.45 p.m.
Panel 2: From warmongers to peacebuilders?
Henry Kissinger/Le Duc Tho (1973) – Bernd Greiner (Lübeck)
Anwar as-Sadat/Menachim Begin (1978) – Dan Meridor (Tel Aviv), Lecture in English
Moderation: Kristina Meyer (Berlin)

4.30 p.m.
Panel 3: Pax in praxi?
Mairead Corrigan/Betty Williams (1976) – Corinna Hauswedell (Bonn)
Amnesty International (1977) – Frank Bösch (Potsdam)
Moderation: Bernd Rother (Berlin)

Comment
Jan Eckel (Tübingen)
Moderation: Izabela Dahl (Örebro)

6 p.m.
Final discussion

Following the symposium at 7:30 p.m., the public discussion “Irreplaceable, but soon irrelevant? The Nobel Peace Prize today” takes place. »more

The symposium is broadcasted simultaneously as a livestream on the foundation’s YouTube channel. You can join the discussion via the live-chat on YouTube or Twitter at @BWBStiftung.

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