Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

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REPRISE (from 2009): Wanted in Oslo—President Obama’s Vision of Peace

December 10 is Human Rights Day, commemorating the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Two years ago, the world awaited President Obama’s Nobel…



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Obama’s Nobel Lecture: Setting a Course for the American Ship of State

President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo is of historic importance. If followed by actions consistent with its tenets, it may be cited by future historians as a major turning point in…




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Background Reading for the Nobel Acceptance Speech in Oslo: The U.N. Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

As President Obama Prepares to receive his Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 2009, and to offer his “lecture” or acceptance speech, it would be well worth his while, and ours, to read carefully the…