MDR Info Interviews ASL About President Obama and Nobel Prize

MDR Info, the main source for radio news in the Mitteldeutschland region, interviewed American Studies Leipzig about President Obama’s winning the Nobel Peace Prize and the very mixed reactions in the United States about the award. Crister Garrett noted that the President himself stressed in his first official response to the announcement that he felt he did not deserve the prize, but accepted the honor that it bestows. In his acceptance speech the president will talk about the relationship between peace and war, and how an American president often must confront such contradictions in the pursuit of peace. He will also stress that dialogue, diplomacy and multilateralism are essential tools to build more robust structures for global governance, and that his administration has sought (successfully) to set a new agenda in these areas for international cooperation.