St. Thomas faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the 12th annual Peace Prize Forum on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18 and 19, at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.

The theme of this year’s forum is “Striving for Peace: Risk and Reconciliation.” The forum features John Hume and David Trimble, whose work resulted in the Belfast Agreement enacted on Good Friday 1998. They were awarded the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of their accomplishments.

In addition to the main speakers, there will be a series of seminars and additional activities. Four St. Thomas faculty and five students will speak at the seminars.

Program brochures and applications are available at the International Education Center. The cost of registration is $25 for faculty, staff and students.

St. Thomas has made special arrangements to pay for the registrations of up to 40 students. All students are asked to submit the $25 registration fee with their application to reserve a place. The $25 will be refunded after attendance at the forum. Student applications must be received by noon Monday, Feb. 7, at the International Education Center, 44 N. Cleveland Ave.

A detailed description of the forum is available on the Web at www.peaceprizeforum.org.

If you have questions, call the center, (651) 962-6450. Faculty and staff are asked also to call if they can provide transportation for students.