Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Nobel Peace Prize

Kwame Anthony Appiah, who will visit the New York State Writers Institute on Thursday, November 11, successfully nominated Chinese author Liu Xiaobo of China for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize last week. The text of Appiah's letter of nomination may be found here.

The President of the PEN American Center, the American branch of the world's oldest human rights organization, Appiah was one of several thousand individuals privileged to submit nominations worldwide. Qualifications for nominators are posted on the website of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Appiah will speak in Albany about his new book, The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen (2010).