Obama Nobel debate

nobelWith reports that most of the Nobel committee initially argued against giving President Obama the 2009 Peace Prize, former U.S. Ambassador Charles Stith, director of BU’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC), makes the case in a Bay State Banner commentary for awarding the honor.

“The Nobel Committee gets something that seems to elude the pundits and prognosticators …┬áThat is, race (and by implication tribe, clan, or country of origin) does not have to be the only, or certainly not the defining, thing that colors the decisions we make. That is refreshing; if not cause for hope.”

Contact Charles Stith, 617-353-5452, crstith@bu.edu

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