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MEDIA INVITE

Press Release   •   Sep 09, 2014 15:40 CEST

30 years after Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and 20 years after the abolition of apartheid, Tutu is coming to Oslo, accompanied by his daughter Mpho, to speak about forgiveness. The visit takes place on invitation from the publisher Vårt Land and the Nobel Peace Center. 

The following outlines the part of thei program that is available to the media: 

Monday 22 September:

11.00-11.50   Sit down with the press. Open to all members of the media.

Note: No separate interviews will be possible. 
Venue: Nobel Peace Center, Rådhusplassen

Tuesday 23 September:

09.30-10.00  Guided tour of the Nobel Peace Center exhibitions, meet the staff.
Press pool. Registration is necessary. Limited number of media representatives.
Venue: Nobel Peace Center, Rådhusplassen

10.00–11.00 Conversation with youth from Oslo on forgiveness.
Press pool. Registration is necessary. Limited number of media representatives.
Venue: Nobel Peace Center, Rådhusplassen 

12.00-13.00  Creating a world of peace: A dialogue with students on forgiveness. 
The meeting will be chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Professor Trygve Wyller.
Open to the media. Registration is necessary.
Venue: Universitetets Aula, (University Festival Hall), Karl Johan

19.00-20.00  Desmond and Mpho Tutu in conversation with Geir Lippestad.
Open to the media. Registration is necessary.  
Venue: Oslo Konserthus 

Please register for all events by sending an email to Kirsti Svenning, Information Advisor at the Nobel Peace Center ks@nobelpeacecenter.org.

Facts on the Nobel Peace Center
• one of the most visited museums in Norway with 225.000 visitors in 2013 
• presents the story of Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their work
• is an arena for debates and reflection on war, peace and conflict resolution
• is internationally recognized for its use of documentary photography and interactive technology
• has a wide educational programme, receiving 970 school groups in 2013
• is situated on the City Hall Square in Oslo
• is an independendt foundation, lead by Executive Director Bente Erichsen
• its board is appointed by the Norwegian Nobel Committee and Chairman is Geir Lundestad