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Calgary Peace Prize 2014

The Calgary Centre for Global Community and the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary are extremely pleased to present the eighth annual Calgary Peace Prize to Dr. Samantha Nutt.  The Calgary Peace Prize was established to recognize outstanding individuals from the global community, who work toward making the world a more just, safer and less violent place.
Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker. A medical doctor and a founder of the renowned international humanitarian organization War Child, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world’s major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited many thousands of war-affected children globally.
Dr. Nutt will receive the Calgary Peace Prize on March 20, 2014 at the annual gala dinner beginning at 5:30pm.  Please mark this date in your calendars and stay tuned for more details.

Past Calgary Peace Prize Recipients:

To Nominate a Peace Prize Recipient for 2015:

The Calgary Peace Prize is a $5,000 award established by the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary in 2006 to highlight Calgary's contribution to world peace. The prize recognizes outstanding individuals from the global community, whose work has made the world a safer and less violent place.

Nomination Procedure:

  • The nomination process is open to the public. Click here to download the nomination form.  A nominee cannot self-nominate.
  • All nominations will be put forward to a committee and narrowed down by means of consensus.
  • Final nominees will be put forward to the Consortium Membership for approval in principle of a prioritized list of no more than ten nominees.
  • Once approved, the committee will contact each potential recipient according to the prioritized order.
  • The final recipient will be named based on availability, and acceptance.

Selection Criteria:

  • Nominees will have a proven track record of a sustained effort towards peace, social justice;
  • human security and the integrity of the environment;
  • Nominees will be alive and able to attend the award ceremony in person where they will give an acceptance address;
  • Although the committee will entertain all nominations, none will move forward without considering potential sensitivities;
  • The award is intended for one person, however the selection committee in its sole discretion could determine that exceptional circumstances merit joint nominations, or nominations of organizations;
  • A nominee unwilling or unable to receive the prize will not be announced.  The Consortium Executive will announce the successful recipient in co-ordination with a press release, no earlier than 12 months prior to the event.

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