On Thurs., Oct. 9, a high-level Ebola Crisis Event took place in connection with the annual meetings at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Norway’s Foreign Minister, Børge Brende, flew in from Norway to join World Bank President Jim Kim, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka and U.S. Center for Disease Contr...

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded to Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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On Mon., Oct. 6, 2014, Norwegian researchers Edvard and May-Britt Moser, a married couple, along with British-American scientist John O’Keefe, were awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Their discoveries of an “inner GPS” in the brain have, according to The Nobel Assembly's press release, “solved a problem that has occupied philosophers and scientists for centuries — how does the brain crea...

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Norway's Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie speaking at the Global Health Security Agenda at the White House.

Norway’s Minister for Health and Care Services Bent Høie attended President Obama’s Global Health Security Agenda Summit at the White House on September 26.

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Photo: Heiko Junge.

Prime minister of Norway Erna Solberg attended a public event in NYC hosted by New America Foundation to talk about gender and politics. The PM discussed her personal experience as a female head of state, gender and foreign policy, international gender equality, Norway’s strategies for balancing work and family life, and her work on promoting education for young girls around the world.

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On the afternoon of Mon., Sept. 29, Ambassador Kåre R. Aas attended and spoke at the annual Nobel Inscription Ceremony at Theodore Roosevelt Park in New York. No other country has had as many Nobel Prize recipients as the United States, which is why a monument was raised in New York in 2003 to honor the many American Nobel Laureates, as well as the founder of the prize, Alfred Nobel.

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Ambassador Kåre R. Aas presented his credentials to President Obama at the White House on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Vidar Koksvik's

This year, Galleri Format Oslo participates for the first time at SOFA CHICAGO. The gallery will represent 12 Norwegian artists working with glass, ceramics, jewelry and textile.

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International music sensation Nico & Vinz performed at an advance screening of the movie “The Good Lie”’ on Wed., Sept. 17 in Washington, D.C.

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Photo: Target Gallery.

In a new Target Gallery exhibition, three indigenous Norwegian artists examine pertinent question about commercialism and globalism as they re-appropriate everyday objects to reflect the worldview of the Sámi people. Hacking Objects of Desire is on view at the Torpedo Factory Art Center from Saturday, September 6 through Sunday, October 19, 2014.

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Photo: Norwegian Consulate General in New York.

Spanning six volumes, 3,600 pages in all, Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgård's "Min Kamp" (titled after Hitler's "Mein Kampf," although the title of the English translation is "My Struggle) continues to draw rave reviews from critics. The third book in the series arrived in the U.S. in late May and is steadily climbing the sales charts.

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