A history of the Nobel Peace Prize

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The Nobel Peace Prize ? along with prizes for physics, chemistry, medicine, and literature ? has been awarded annually since 1901. The Takeaway takes a look at the history of the Nobel Peace Prize and where President Obama fits in that history. We’re joined by 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, who ? along with her organization, the Green Belt Movement ? won the award for work in human rights and environmental conservation. Michael Doyle, a professor of international affairs, law and political science at Columbia University, was a special advisor to former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and accompanied him on his trip to Oslo for his acceptance of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. And with us for the whole morning is Charlie Sennott, executive editor and vice president of GlobalPost.

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