The Norway House | Minnesota Peace Initiative serves to raise awareness, educate, and foster engagement related to peace issues and peacemaking efforts worldwide.

Peace Initiative event feature prominent speakers, panels, and interactive experiences to achieve enlightening dialogue and inspire civic engagement. Speakers have included former Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, President, Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights and Brian J. Atwood, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

In addition to the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights -- U.S. Foundation, the Peace Initiative collaborates with Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN), Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Sons of Norway, and Minnesota International Center.

The Peace Initiative was founded in 2008 by Norway House Going Viking award winner, Janet Dolan and her husband, William Moore, who share a passion for this work.


Minnesota Peace Initiative Events 2017

Information on our November 27 event coming soon!


Russia: Friend, Foe, or...

Two Russia experts explore answers to the question, "Is Russia a friend, foe, or something else?" They say the challenges in the U.S.-Russia relationship are acute, the potential for miscommunication is rising, and the stakes are high.


Coming Fall 2017!

Check back soon for more information.