Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 30, 2015

Professor Geir Lundestad

September 30th, 2015|

Professor Geir Lundestad

It was a pleasure to welcome Professor Geir Lundestad (formerly Director of the Nobel Peace Institute and Secretary to the Nobel Committee) to UWC RCN today as part of our celebration of the official opening of the college twenty years ago on the 30th September 1995.

Professor Lundestad’s programme included: meeting the Mayor of Fjaler and Inger Johanne Osland (Director of the Rehabilitation Centre); attending an IB Global Politics class; lunch with second year IB Philosophy students; the delivery of his lecture on ‘What can the Nobel Peace Prize achieve?’; and a book signing at the College and at the local bookshop in Dale.

For Larry’s introduction to the Constitution Lecture, the Nobel Institute in Oslo, the partnership between the College and the Peace Prize, and Professor  Lundestad, please click here. Professor Lundestad’s presentation covered many issues – from (re)interpretation of Alfred Nobel’s will to changing definitions of peace over time, from notable omissions in the laureate list to stimulating insights into the global politics. Professor Lundestad started his presentation by saying to the students: ‘Count your blessings: go on to make important contributions’ – and came back to this message at the end. A fitting message for our students, given UWC’s mission and on the anniversary of RCN’s opening twenty years ago.

 

20th Birthday!

September 30th, 2015|

HM Queen Sonja and HM Queen Noor with first Rektor Tony Macoun at the opening of the College

HM Queen Sonja and HM Queen Noor with first Rektor Tony Macoun at the opening of the College

Professor Geir Lundestad

Professor Geir Lundestad

Today (Wednesday 30th September) marks the anniversary of the official opening of the College twenty years ago. There is a special programme planned for today with a guest lecture by Professor Geir Lundestad (formerly Director of the Nobel Peace Institute) for students, staff (and patients and staff from RKHR) on ‘What can the Nobel Peace Prize Achieve?’ at 1245, tea and cakes at Kathini and Larry’s house for those members of staff and their partners who were here in the first year of the College (1995), and then a special birthday dinner for students, staff and families in the Kantine.

Happy Birthday RCN and thank you to all those who have contributed in their own way to the success of this College since it was founded.

Arve Helle

September 30th, 2015|

UWC Red Cross Nordic would like to take this opportunity to thank Arve Helle for his outstanding support of the College over the past 12 years in his role as Mayor of Fjaler. This morning, Larry (on behalf of the College) gave Arve a framed photo of himself and Her Majesty Queen Sonja from her visit in 2014 (and a special letter of thanks) as a reminder of Royal visits, a wonderful Jubilee and twelve years of support of this College.

Millenium Goals

September 30th, 2015|

At the UN General Assembly

At the UN General Assembly

2015-09-30 Kanchan03The New Millenium Development Goals have been launched in the United Nations this week, setting ambitious and necessary targets in many sectors. We are proud to see our own alumna, Kanchan Amatya (Nepal)  RCN 2010-2012, participating as a selected witness for the Sustainable Development Goals adoption at the UN.