Prize announcement

Announcement of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to Barack H. Obama, presented by Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, on 9 October 2009.


Interview

Following the announcement, Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, told senior editor Simon Frantz why President Barack Obama’s creation of a new climate in international politics closely fulfils the statues of Alfred Nobel’s will.

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