Atlanta’s civil rights legacy helped it land Nobel summit

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner Photo: Byron E. Small

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner
Photo: Byron E. Small

A host of international leaders and celebrities were on hand for the “pre-announcement ceremony” Friday morning of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates — a prestigious event that will be held in Atlanta from Nov. 15 to 19, 2015.

Atlanta competed against several other cities to host the summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, only the second time the gathering will have been in the United States.

Atlanta won the event thanks to the enthusiasm of Prof. Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize who has made Atlanta his second home; as well as Mohammad Buiyan, CEO of the Yunus Creative Lab, who will be the CEO of the 2015 Summit.

“Atlanta deserves to be the host city for the Nobel Laureates for many reasons,” Yunus said Friday mentioning the city’s history in civil and human rights. “Atlanta has a great tradition of fighting for human rights.” Continue Reading…

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