The Nobel Prize for medicine was announced today, marking the beginning of another exciting Nobel week, with prizes given out every day from now...
The Nobel Prize for medicine was announced today, marking the beginning of another exciting Nobel week, with prizes given out every day from now until Friday, when the Peace prize will be presented. This year, the Nobel committee received more peace prize nominations than it ever has before, and those nominations, according to this site, are rumored to include:Barack Obama, Nicholas Sarkozy, Ingrid Betancourt, Pete Seeger, Chinese dissident Hu Jia, the Cluster Munitions Coalition, Macedonian humanitarian and artist Zivko Popovski-Cvetin, Austrian children's charity SOS-Kinderdorf International, American Greg Mortenson, for his Asian school-building charity, and Vietnamese religious leader Thich Quang DoWho will it be? Hu Jia was apparently very close last year, though China has been playing nice in world affairs lately, and giving the prize to a Chinese dissident seems like it could send the wrong message. The recently freed Betancourt could be a nice pick, but my vote is with Pete Seeger who has been enjoying a great resurgence of attention lately. It would be an awesome to see him rewarded with this honor.