The United Nations affiliated organization ACUNS has noted that The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media – WAALM was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 (report also posted in Iranian.com, the Persianesque on-line Journal).
The Nobel Peace prize awarded to Sir Ralph Norman Angell (1872-1967) in 1933 (Photo in Public Domain).
This is due to WAALM’s role in promoting “Cultural Diplomacy”, encouraging the use of Soft Power instead of Hard power / War, and its humanitarian and educational efforts to promote Peace and Understanding through its ‘WAALM – School of Cultural Diplomacy’ (SCD) and its ‘Empowering Conferences’ for less previllaged countries. The faculty heads of WAALM-SCD are Dr.s Zoltan Bécsi (Head of Department of Communications), Patrick Hunt (Head of Department of Arts and Literature in Humanities) and Kaveh Farrokh (Head of Department of Traditions & Cultural History).
Faculty heads of WAALM School of Cultural Diplomacy: Dr.s Zoltan Bécsi (Head of Department of Communications-left), Patrick Hunt (Head of Department of Arts and Literature in Humanities-center) and Kaveh Farrokh (Head of Department of Traditions & Cultural History-right).
The full text of the UN-affiliated ACUNS text is seen in the image of its website below (see in PDF) :
Dr. Marjan Dorbayani, the Director and Co-founder of WAALM notes:
“However we believe there are more deserving champions of Peace with longer records on Peace efforts globally, who should be also nominated and eventually be the winner, obviously we are thrilled to learn about this news and appreciate the nomination and regardless of the result, we believe just being nominated for such a prestigious prize, increases our responsibilities towards humanity more than ever and it certainly makes every member of our Academy proud.”
WAALM founders Dr. Marjan Dorbayani (right) and Dr. Mosi Dorbayani
Other nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize (list not exclusive) include:
The NIHON HIDANKYO organisation of Japan
Dr. Betty Reardon