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PRIO and the Nobel Peace Prize

PRIO is situated in the same city as the Nobel Institute, but has no formal links to it.

However, since no one at the Nobel Institute can indulge in speculation, and the nominators are requested not to publish their proposals, the (current) PRIO Director is asked every year by a number of journalists to guess who will receive the Nobel Peace prize.  His speculation does not confirm or endorse nominations.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee bases its assessment of valid nominations that they receive by 1 February each year.  The members of the committee can also nominate candidates before their first meeting after the deadline.  The prize is usually announced in early October.

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Director's speculations

PRIO Director's Speculations 2014
Winner: Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai

PRIO Director's Speculations 2013
Winner: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

PRIO Director's Speculations 2012
Winner: The European Union (EU)

PRIO Director's Speculations 2011
Winners: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkul Karman

PRIO Director's Speculations 2010
Winner: Liu Xiaobo

PRIO Director's Speculations 2009
Winner: Barack Obama

PRIO Director's Speculations 2008
Winner: Martti Ahtisaari

PRIO Director's Speculations 2007
Winner: IPCC & Al Gore

PRIO Director's Speculations 2006
Winner: Muhammad Yunus & Grameen Bank

PRIO Director's Speculations 2005
Winner: IAEA & Mohamed ElBaradei

PRIO Director's Speculations 2004
Winner: Wangari Maathai

PRIO Director's Speculations 2003
Winner: Shirin Ebadi

PRIO Director's Speculations 2002
Winner: Jimmy Carter