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Yitzhak Rabin was born in Jerusalem in 1922; he studied at the Kadoorie Agricultural College where he graduated with distinction. His military career began in 1940 when he joined the “Palmach”, the elite unit of the Haganah. During the War of Independence (1948-1949), he commanded the Harel Brigade, deployed on the Jerusalem front. For the…

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Shimon Peres (Labour), Minister of Foreign Affairs, was born in Poland in 1923 and immigrated with his family as a child. He studied at the Ben Shemen Agricultural School, and was one of the founders of Kibbutz Alumot in the Jordan Valley. In 1943, he was elected secretary of the Hano’ar Ha’oved youth. In Israel’s…

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Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat As Qudwa al-Hussaeini was born on 24 August 1929 in Cairo, his father a textile merchant who was a Palestinian with some Egyptian ancestry, his mother from an old Palestinian family in Jerusalem. She died when Yasir, as he was called, was five years old, and he was sent to live with…

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I was born in Budapest, Hungary, on May 29, 1920. The high school my parents chose for me was the Lutheran Gymnasium in Budapest, one of the best schools in Hungary, with such distinguished alumni as John von Neumann and . I was very happy in this school and received a superb education. In 1937,…

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Bibliography

Works in Japanese A selection of novels, short stories and essays: Shisha no ogori. – Tokyo: Bungei shunju, 1958 Memushiri kouchi. – Tokyo: Kodansha, 1958 Miru mae ni tobe. – Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1958 Nichijo seikatsu no boken. – Tokyo, 1963 Kojinteki na taiken. – Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1964 Hiroshima noto. – Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1965 Man’en…

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Press release

11 October 1994 has decided to award the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 1994, jointly to Professor John C. Harsanyi, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, Dr. John F. Nash, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, Professor Dr. Reinhard Selten, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany, for their pioneering analysis of…

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Banquet speech

John C. Harsanyi’s speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1994 Your Majesties, Your Hignesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to say a few words on behalf of John Nash, Reinhard Selten and myself. Of course, we all feel greatly honored by the decision of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to award the…

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Award ceremony speech

Presentation Speech by Professor Karl-Göran Mäler of the Translation of the Swedish text Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, Many situations in society, from everyday life to high-level politics, are characterized by what economists call strategic interactions. When there is strategic interaction, the outcome for one agent depends not only on what that…

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Interview

Transcript from an interview with Dr. John Nash at the 1st Meeting of Laureates in Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany, September 1-4, 2004. Interviewer is freelance journalist Marika Griehsel. Professor John Nash, very welcome to this interview. It’s an honour to have you with us. John…

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