Another list of surprising Nobel recipients
October 9, 2009
Obama Not First Surprising Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Seven Controversial Recipients
President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today, only eight months into his term. It’s a bold—and some might say strange—move to fete a president who’s still in the beginning of his diplomatic career. After all, Arizona State didn’t even think he was ready for an honorary degree. Who knows what else he has in store for the United States? One thing we do know: Obama is likely to order thousands more troops into a war zone within weeks.
For a refresh on the early accomplishments that put Barack Obama on the Nobel committee’s radar, check out our coverage of his life, his ideas, his big day, his disciples, and his fans around the world.