The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Author John Thavis discusses the Pope’s Nobel nomination, this week’s Synod and this Pope’s methods for determining Sainthood. A festival celebrating Irish culture will focus on the Easter Rising, an armed insurrection that was mounted by the Irish, hoping for independence from British rule. The new film about Steve Jobs — aptly titled 'Steve Jobs’ — opens this weekend. It has been embraced by critics, but reportedly not by those who knew Jobs.
Several Nobel Peace Prize winners are expected in Chicago for a three-day summit this week, the first of its kind in North America.Laureates set to attend include former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the Dalai Lama and former President Jimmy Carter.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday that Chicago has been chosen to host the next World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.The three-day annual event is scheduled for April 23-25, a few weeks before Chicago hosts the G8 and NATO conferences in mid-May."
Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese university professor and outspoken critic of the Chinese government, was imprisoned in 2009 on subversion charges for his involvement with a political manifesto calling for gradual political reforms in China.
Last Friday, President‚ Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - since then a virtual hailstorm of criticism has descended on the President. Worldview interviewed a number of different political commentators, to get their take on the President's prize.