Obama's Nobel Peace Prize
(You will not find all the answers in the link above. Some questions are based on media coverage over the last few weeks.)
- Why has President Barack Obama been awarded this prize in 2009?
- What are the arguments of those who oppose Obama's Peace Prize candidature?
- What are the criteria for awarding someone this particular prize?
- Is this peace prize important to Norway and its reputation or is it just an expensive show off with little effect?
- Have a look at other Nobel Peace Prize Laureates (click in the top right corner) and compare Obama to a few others who have been awarded the prize. Are there any laureates that you feel in particular deserve the prize. Why, why not?
- Is Obama the first American to receive the prize? If not - who are the others?
- Has the Nobel Peace Prize been strengthened or weakened through this last nomination?
- Obama spoke of the irony of receiving the prize. What does he mean by that?
- Discuss these headlines. Does the focus or angle differ in them? Why, Why not?:
Obama's Speech of Acceptance (video and text)
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Suggested words: peace prize, Obama, awarded, nomination.
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