Honour bound: Marian Liebmann on finding a Nobel Prize nominee

‘Positive publicity can enhance the work.’

‘It is an opportunity to focus attention on organisations and individuals that exemplify Quaker values.’

It was in his will that Alfred Nobel established the Nobel Peace Prize, specifying that it should go ‘to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.’ Fairly early in its history, the Norwegian Nobel Committee agreed that the award could be extended to organisations as well as to individuals. More recently, it has included contributions to the advancement of human rights and environmental sustainability.

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