Nobel Peace Prize for President Santos

10th October 2016


The College was delighted to hear that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 has been awarded to President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia.

President Santos is a close friend of Magdalen College and visited us in 2013.  He came to give an address to the newly formed Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network and was joined by ministers and officials from over 20 countries. The meeting was organised by Dr Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and member of Magdalen. Since then Colombia has developed a multidimensional poverty index which is based on the work of OPHI and had a role in the peace process in Colombia.

The photograph below shows President Santos with Dr Alkire in Magdalen College.