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Nobel Peace laureates to convene in Chicago
2011-12-21

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that Chicago will host the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates—the first such summit to be held in North America—April 23-25 at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The summit is internationally recognized as among the most important annual events in the field of peacemaking, attracting hundreds of high-profile leaders and organizations from around the globe. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and the Hon. Walter Veltroni, the former mayor of Rome, are co-chairing the event. Emanuel will serve as the summit's honorary co-chair.

Emanuel made the announcement at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum alongside 2012 World Summit Host Committee members such as Robert Gallucci, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Chris Kennedy, chair of the Board of Trustees, University of Illinois and immediate past president of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.; Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights; Terry Mazany, president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust; and Michael Sacks, CEO of Grosvenor Capital Management and vice chairman of World Business Chicago.

For more information, visit www.nobelforpeace-summits.org .


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