Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Norwegian Nobel Committee

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five, appointed by the Storting (the Norwegian parliament).

The Norwegian Nobel Committee 2014


Thorbjørn Jagland (Chairman)
Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Kaci Kullmann Five
Adviser Public Affairs

Berit Reiss-Andersen
Lawyer, President of the Norwegian Bar Association

Inger-Marie Ytterhorn
Senior political adviser to the Progress Party's Parliamentary Group

Gunnar Stålsett
Bishop Emeritus of Oslo

Geir Lundestad (Secretary)

According to the rules laid down by the Storting, election to the committee is for a six-year term, and members can be re-elected. The committee's composition reflects the relative strengths of the political parties in the Storting. Although this is not a requirement, all committee members have been Norwegian nationals.

See a presentation of the Committee members

The Norwegian Nobel Committee - Prize Awarder for the Nobel Peace Prize

Process of Nomination and Selection of Peace Prize Laureates

Norwegian Nobel Institute – Lecture Series

Web site of the Norwegian Nobel Committee


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