Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

Some people are calling it a blessing. Others are calling it a curse. Nicholas Kristof is calling it premature. Check out his recent article at the NYT and let us know your thoughts on what Obama’s recent award means for global development.

On The Ground: Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize


  • I think it's bad in that it's just going to give conservatives more ways to contextualize his presidency as being “hype.” But when you look at other's who have received the prize in the past, it's not uncalled for.

  • Danielle

    I agree with Kristof that it is premature. And I think it's a shame, because given a few years Obama might actually earn that Nobel. Not that it matters- the Nobel has already been degraded by giving it to some of the recent recipients (I'm not naming names).

    Now, the Nobel prize in Economics, I think that's an exciting and interesting pick this year…