The Norway House +
Minnesota Peace Initiative

serves to raise awareness, educate, and foster engagement related to peace issues and peacemaking efforts worldwide.

Minnesota Peace Initiative programs feature prominent speakers, panels, and interactive experiences to achieve enlightening dialogue and inspire civic engagement. Past 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 Minnesota Peace Initiative collaborates with Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN), Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Sons of Norway, and Minnesota International Center.

The Minnesota 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.