With seemingly unending conflict in the Middle East, and now horrible atrocities in the Ukraine with the downing of the Malaysian jet, it’s easy to throw up one’s hands and wonder if anything, really, anything is going to make a difference in this world. But there are two Pacific Lutheran University students who are determined to do just that – make a difference. Peace building can sometimes be as simple as sharing coffee, or an ice cream cone at a corner café, notes Andrew Larsen ’15 in this blog post from Norway.
Larsen is one of two Peace Scholars representing PLU at the Peace Scholars program in Oslo, Norway this summer. In the spring, Larsen, along with Amy Delo ’15, attended the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minnesota. This forum is the only affiliation of the Nobel Institute in Oslo with colleges and universities in the U.S. After attending the forum, both Delo and Larsen are spending seven weeks in Olso. ”
Andrew’s posts the Nobel Prize Peace Forum blog | Social Media – a Tool for Democracy or for Clutter? and “Our Doubts are Traitors…”