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Nobel Lecture

Nobel Lecture, Oslo, December 10, 1998   Your Majesties, Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. I would like to begin by expressing my deep appreciation and gratitude to the Nobel committee for bestowing this honour on me today. I am sure that they share with me the knowledge that, most profoundly…

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Nobel Lecture

Acceptance and Nobel Lecture, December 10, 1993 Your Majesty the King, Your Royal Highness, Esteemed Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Honourable Prime Minister, Madame Gro Harlem Brundtland, Ministers, Members of Parliament and Ambassadors, Fellow Laureate, Mr. F.W. de Klerk, Distinguished Guests, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen, I extend my heartfelt thanks to the Norwegian Nobel…

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Acceptance Speech

Acceptance by Yevgeny Chazov, USSR Cardiological Institute, co-founder of IPPNW on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1985 Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Colleagues, I am convinced that today is a great and exciting day not only for the members of our international movement but also for all…

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Nobel Lecture

Nobel Lecture, December 11, 1977 I stand here today with a sense of humility, a sense of history, and a sense of honor. I also stand here in the name of courage to give name to a challenge. I feel humble in officially receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, because so many people have been involved…

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Award ceremony speech

  Presentation Speech by Gunnar Jahn, Chairman of the on 10 December 1964 Not many years have passed since the name Martin Luther King became known all over the world. Nine years ago, as leader of the Negro people in Montgomery in the state of Alabama, he launched a campaign to secure for Negroes the…

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The Nobel Laureates are required “to give a lecture on a subject connected with the work for which the prize has been awarded”, according to the Nobel Foundation statutes. The lecture should be given before, or no later than six months after, the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, which takes place in Stockholm or, in the…

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“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character”. On 28 August in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke these immortal words to a crowd of over 200,000 people…

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by Øyvind Tønnesson Nobelprize.org Peace Editor, 1998-2000 The Nobel Peace Prize has frequently caused controversy. One reason is that many Laureates have been contemporary and highly controversial political actors, another is that the Prizes in many instances, have increased public focus on international or national conflicts. In the latter case, the awards have often been…

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