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Barack Obama is 58 years old. He was born on August 4, 1961.
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After graduating high school from Punahou School in Hawaii, Barack Obama attended Occidental College in LA for two years, then got his B.A. from Columbia University. He later got his law degree from Harvard Law School (where he became the Harvard Law Review's first African American president), graduating magna cum laude.
Starting at age 6, Obama attended a Catholic school in Indonesia. At age 8, he attended a public school in Indonesia, nominally a Muslim school, which is where the "Muslim" tempest in a teapot comes from.
At age 10, he left his mother and Muslim stepfather behind in Indonesia, moving to Honolulu to live with his Mom's parents. His grandmother was a Vice President for the Bank of Hawaii and was able to afford to send him to the prestigious private college preparatory Punahou Academy, still considered the finest school in Hawaii. He attended there from 5th grade, and graduated from high school there in 1979.
Obama then attended Occidental College, a liberal arts college in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1981. He admittedly was a bit of a party animal there. He apparently got a bit more serious his sophomore year and transferred to Columbia University in New York City for his junior and senior years, graduating from Columbia in 1983.
From 1988 to 1991 Obama attended Harvard Law School,graduating magna cum laude and was editor of the Law review.
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His full, birth name is Barack Hussein Obama, II. He was named after his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who died in 1982 in a car accident in Kenya; Barack Sr. was divorced from the president's mother, Ann Dunham.
This is a question that seems to call for opinions, but first, a few facts. Barack Obama was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize because the committee believed he had already demonstrated a willingness to engage in diplomacy, and to reach out to the world community, rather than just using "tough talk"-- the committee believed President Bush had been far too bellicose in his rhetoric, and they saw in Barack Obama a new era in communication between countries. As the committee stated in
their press release, he was given the award for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
There were 205 nominated candidates for the position. The selection was handled by a bipartisan committee with 1 representative each from the "far left," the "far right," and the "Conservative" parties, and 2 from the dominant "Labour Party." The final winner was announced on October 9 2009, just 4 days after the 5 representatives had finally reached uniform consensus, and only eight and a half months after Barack Obama's inauguration as president of the United States.
According to Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland, "He got the prize because he has been able to change the international climate... Some people say, and I understand it, isn't it premature? Too early? Well, I'd say then that it could be too late to respond three years from now. It is now that we have the opportunity to respond - all of us." Jagland highlighted that the Committee was especially influenced by a speech Obama gave to reach out to the Muslim world in Cairo in June 2009, as well as the president's efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation and climate change, and Obama's support for using established international bodies such as the United Nations to pursue foreign policy goals.
Whether the committee's decision was right or wrong, that is what they thought and that is why they awarded the prize. Mr. Obama himself expressed surprise that he won. He also believed (as did his critics) that other candidates were more appropriate. He accepted the award, but donated the prize money to several worthy charities.
Please note that what follows are the views of other contributors, some of whom may express inaccurate or harsh assessments of Mr. Obama, rather than addressing the reason he was awarded the prize in 2009.
comments, from those who believe he should not have won:
There has been no intervention on a huge scale by Obama. He has not curtailed any aggressive actions by any foreign state, or even his own. In fact he has increased military actions against the Taliban in Afghanistan. He has not been long on the international circuit and has no international reputation as a peacemaker.
In the past, winners have spent many years of dedicated service to achieve the honour, or have used high office for the furtherance of peace. President Obama has done neither of these.
Obama himself has stated that he does not feel he deserved the award, and that it must be spiritually shared by all the other nominees, but also not "as a recognition of my own accomplishments but rather an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations," and "as a call to action --- a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century."
Jagland shrugged off the question of whether "the committee feared being labeled naive for accepting a young politician's promises at face value", stating that "no one could deny that 'the international climate' had suddenly improved, and that Mr. Obama was the main reason... 'We want to embrace the message that he stands for.'"
The Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang has later reported that Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, who represented the right-wing populist Progress Party on the committee, led the way in objecting to the choice of Obama because she questioned his ability to keep his promises. It also said the representative of the Conservative Party, Kaci Kullmann Five, and Aagot Valle, the representative of the Socialist Left, had objections. The choice for Obama was however strongly supported by committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland and Sissel Roenbeck, both representatives of the Labour Party.
In his will, Alfred Nobel left little to guide those who award the prize. Besides directing that it be awarded by a committee appointed by the Norwegian parliament (though Nobel was a Swede), Nobel said only that it should be given to the person who "...shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."
By October 2009, when the prize was awarded to him after less than nine months in office, few would argue that President Obama had qualified for the Nobel Peace Prize -- or any other -- even under such nebulous terms. Indeed, the announcement was something of a surprise in most circles, including the president's own. Obama himself is quoted as saying, "I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments." It should be considered too that the final decision to award the prize to Obama had been reached weeks or months before the actual ceremony, raising even stronger questions as to why.
Any reasonable review of the Peace Prize Committee's decisions in recent years yields the conclusion that ultra-left candidates are currently in strong favor, their tangible accomplishments -- or a complete lack thereof -- aside. Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet head of state and dedicated communist who conducted the final stages of the Cold War against the U.S. and other NATO countries, received the prize in 1990. Former U.S President Jimmy Carter received the award in 2002; despite how the Nobel committee may have viewed him, Carter, whose one term ended in 1981, is widely ridiculed and perceived as a failure in his own country. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore shared the 2006 Peace Prize. Neither party has ever done a single thing to promote peace in any part of the world, though both have promoted a theory of anthropogenic global warming that, while lucrative to both of them, and almost religiously popular with the extreme left, has been widely and soundly discredited.
In fact, through its long history, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to only four U.S. presidents. I've already mentioned Obama (almost before he was elected -- there are some who have opined that he would have received the prize even if he had lost the election) and Carter (21 years after he left office). The other two were Teddy Roosevelt (1906) and Woodrow Wilson (1919), indisputably two of the founders of the modern "progressive" era. No conservative U.S. president has ever won a NPP. (Yes, TR was a Republican, but hardly like today's brand of Republican. And he was certainly no conservative.)
In the final tally, US President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize largely for offering the world hope, rather than for any practical achievements, and possibly as an encouragement for what he might accomplish after receiving the prize.
It depends on how one defines "psychologist." In any case, the answer is "very few," as there is no prize awarded in the field of psychology.
If "psychologist" means a professor of psychology with a degree in psychology, then only one: Daniel Kahneman. His collaborator and co-recipient, Amos Tversky, was not alive to accept the prize, which was awarded in the field of economics.*
Roger Sperry was a psychologist, but held his professorship in psychobiology. That would make two-his being awarded in the field of medicine.
If the definition would include someone with a degree in political science who later became a professor of psychology, then three, counting Herbert Simon, who won his prize in the field of economics.*
Ivan Pavlov, the physiologist whose influential work on classical conditioning has earned him a rank among the top 20th century "psychologists" (as rated by professional psychologists, citations, and references in Introductory Psychology textbooks), also won the prize in the field of physiology. If counted, that would make four.
*: The answer also depends on how one defines "Nobel prize;" most, but not all, consider the prize in economics a true Nobel. A separate though related organization developed and began awarding the prize 68 years after the first prizes were put in place. Per Wikipedia: "The Prize in Economics is not one of the original Nobel Prizes created by Alfred Nobel's will. … Some critics argue that the prestige of the Prize in Economics derives in part from its association with the Nobel Prizes, an association that has often been a source of controversy."
Even a recipient of the award, Friedrich Hayek, argued against considering the honor as equivalent to the other Nobels: "The Nobel Prize confers on an individual an authority which in economics no man ought to possess. … This does not matter in the natural sciences. Here the influence exercised by an individual is chiefly an influence on his fellow experts; and they will soon cut him down to size if he exceeds his competence. But the influence of the economist that mainly matters is an influence over laymen: politicians, journalists, civil servants and the public generally."
He was a financier and he won his prize for drawing up a workable plan for enabling Germany to make the retribution payment demanded from it by the victors of World War I.
He believes in big government so his answer to solving unemployment is to create new jobs. Excellent in theory Mr. President but we need less government employees & MORE PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS! I hear those words come out of his mouth every day but his actions speak much louder.
What can come from big government? Communism, lack of freedom, loss of rights etc. Who's it hurting? It hurts every citizen by stifling free self expression, motivation & innovation. In order to prosper we need the profit motive. Obama's laws are forcing many employers into early retirement & while Obama is great at creating temporary government jobs in order to boost poll numbers, the key word is TEMPORARY. A few months down the road & every one is unemployed again.
Private sector jobs are our best bet for long term employment but so many bills that have passed are scaring private business owners & discouraging future ones, such as myself, from starting my own company. What will I be taxed on next? Why put all that hard work into something that will be more financially rewarding for the government than for me?
Obama is strictly a politician so his views on employment will keep changing with every new donor to his campaign. Like Donald Trump said "We don't need a good politician, We need a great leader." In this economic crisis, I couldn't agree more.
I think he believes in it. Achieving better employment percentages is difficult to impossible when so many of the people involved in creating the solution (Congress, the Fed, local government laws and regulations) have differing opinions and methods and are working at cross purposes. In addition, the American people are generally undereducated and need to sharpen up their skills and work ethics. There are jobs out there for people who can and will do the work. Generally, doing the right thing makes the right things happen.
Over 75% of the jobs created by his policies are part time jobs.
His wife's name is Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama. (Robinson was her maiden name.) The two met while working together at a law firm in Chicago. They married in 1992.
Barack and Michele Obama have two daughters:
Malia Ann, born July 4, 1998.
Natasha "Sasha" born June 10,2001.
Barack Obama's ancestry is multiracial and multicultural. His father was from Kenya and was black; his mother was from Kansas and was white. His father's ancestry was African; his mother's was Irish and English. The president is thus African-American.
Mother Teresa won the Nobel peace prize because she helped the poor, looked after the sick people and gave them a roof to put over their heads. She took people that were dying in the streets and put them in houses so that they could die in tranquility.
She also won the prize as she was civil and liked peace in the world even if they were a different religion to herself. She took them in and cared for them as if it was one of her own.
For her humanitarian work in ministering to the poor, sick, orphaned and dying in India and also her for charity called Missionaries of Charity. She also advocated for the poor and helpless.
James Watson is best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA.
Luria and Max Delbrück were among the leaders of the new "Phage Group", an important movement of geneticists towards microbial genetics. The Phage Group was the intellectual medium where Watson became a working scientist. The members of the Phage Group sensed that they were on the path to discovering the physical nature of the gene.
Watson, under the influence of the Phage Group, was aware of the
Avery-Mac Leod-Mc Carty experiment, which suggested that DNA was the genetic molecule. The experiments, which Watson had learned of during the previous summer's Cold Spring Harbor phage conference, included the use of radioactive phosphate as a tracer to determine which molecular components of phage particles actually infect the target bacteria during viral infection.
The intention was to determine whether protein or DNA was the genetic material, but upon consultation with Max Delbrück, they determined that their results were inconclusive and could not specifically identify the newly labeled molecules as DNA. Watson never developed a constructive interaction with Kalckar, but he did accompany Kalckar to a meeting in Italy where Watson saw Maurice Wilkins talk about his X-ray diffraction data for DNA. Watson was now certain that DNA had a definite molecular structure that could be elucidated.
In his first week in office, Barack Obama did the following:
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In his first 7 months in office
He became President of the United States. President Obama is also the first black President of the United States.
In his first week in office, Barack Obama did the following:
In his first 7 months in office
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There are some indicators of our current president's success at this admittedly early point in his presidency. On a positive note the massive $787 Billion stimulus package did bring our economy out of a recession, the economy is growing again but is not up to pre-recession levels yet. The negative aspect of this stimulus package is that the public debt is now over $13 Trillion. Another problem with our current economic state is that companies such as Goldman-Sachs have been reassured that they are too-big-to-fail and that their risky and fundamentally poor business practices will be rewarded by the government. This means that basic capitalistic economics have been abandoned in favor of socialistic practices that protect businesses no matter how well they perform. This encourages large businesses to take unsafe risks rather than produce a competitive product.
Healthcare is Obama's main concern at this point and he has dedicated a lot of time and effort into his healthcare bill. The interesting thing about this bill is that despite a democratic majority in the House of Representatives and a filibuster proof super-majority in the Senate the Democrats cannot pass President Obama's bill. This is the sticking point for the Obama administration. If a democratic bill cannot pass with a democratic president and congress then American's will perceive the democratic party as week and ineffective in governing the country. Thus a swing back toward a republican majority in congress in the mid term elections of 2010.
Obama spent several weeks early on in his term petitioning the Olympic committee for his home city of Chicago. Obama, along with Opera attempted to obtain the summer Olympics of 2016 for the windy city. This attempt brought charges from both parties that he was not focusing on the serious issues facing the nation.
Obama visited many Middle Eastern countries in the summer of 2009. He gave a series of speeches concerning the U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East. While many complimented his emphasis on peace and trust others maligned his lack of concern for national security in his presentation.
Conversely, Obama has increased the troop concentration in Afghanistan while decreasing those in Iraq. While Obama promised he would remove troops from the Middle East in many of his campaign speech this has not been the case. Troops are not being permanently removed from the region, rather they are being transfered to another country.
Most significantly Obama has spent money. He has spent more money in a shorter amount of time than any president in history. In February 2010 he and congress spent $220.09 billion. Conversely democrats anticipate that healthcare reform will save a total of $132 billion over the next 10 years. That means that during the shortest month of the year Obama spent more than his keystone legislation would save in 10 years. Where did that money go you might ask? Into the very hands that put us in an economic recession in the first place. Wall Street. I should mention that this money being spent is coming from taxpayers, not the Federal Reserve. If you question any of this information I suggest researching Obama spending on any search engine.
First, it is difficult to answer this question: are you asking about his religious beliefs (moderate Christian) or his political beliefs (centrist Democrat)? It should also be noted that we can never really know the true beliefs of someone else. All we can do is make some assumptions based on that person's actions. Also, many people will see another person through the lens of politics: those who disagree with Mr. Obama's politics may also dislike what they think he believes. With those caveats, let me try to address some of Barack Obama's beliefs, as he has expressed them in interviews and articles.
Based on what he has said over the years, the president believes government can and should help the less fortunate; and Mr. Obama has championed policies that expand access to health care. He also believes that women should receive equal pay for equal work (he grew up watching his maternal grandmother work her way up at a bank, but men were paid more, even when she did the same work they did); so he championed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which passed congress and was signed into law. And he believes that it is wrong to have economic policies that mainly benefit the wealthiest Americans, so he has tried to enact policies that give tax breaks to middle and working class people.
On a personal level, we know from his writings that he believes parents (fathers especially) should make time to mentor and guide their children-- his own father was not there for him, from the time he was about two years old, and it affected him greatly; he promised himself that if he ever became a dad, he would never abandon his kids and would always find time to be with them. And on a religious level, he believes that being a Christian is not just about what church you attend or what words you say, but rather, about how you live and how you try to apply Christian teachings. Having grown up in a lower-middle class family, and having worked years later as an advocate for the poor, Mr. Obama believes that following the teachings of Jesus is about reaching out to those in need and giving them the opportunity to have a better life. Also, since he grew up in a multiracial and multicultural family, with people from many religions and cultures, he believes that tolerance and respect are essential if we are to understand each other and learn to work together.
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Barack Obama has repeatedly stated that he is a committed Christian, and there is no credible evidence to the contrary. He was sworn into the Senate on his family Bible, and sworn into the presidency on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln. He has regularly attended church with his wife and daughters for years. Questions have arisen due to the fact that his biological father had a "Muslim name" and was born into Islam. However, his father had long since left the religion and become an atheist by the time the future president was born. Further, Barack Obama's mother was a non-practicing Christian, so she raised her son to be spiritual and respect all religions. It was when he went to live with his maternal grandparents, who helped to raise him, that he lived in a home where a religion was observed-- Protestant Christianity.
In his writings, Barack Obama credited the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his pastor of 20 years at Trinity United Church in Chicago as one of his life mentors, and thanked him for bringing him back to being an active participant in Christianity. Another factor was his then-girlfriend Michelle Robinson, who was a practicing Christian. When the two married, they wanted a faith to share with their future children, and Mr. Obama agreed that becoming more active in a church would be a good thing.
Although Barack Obama later resigned from his Chicago church as a result of controversial sermons by his former pastor, he continued to identify as a Christian and his family has never observed anything other than Christianity, contrary to internet myths. As president, he and his family have gone to a local church in Washington DC on a number of occasions. The family also has friends who are ministers from several denominations. That said, the president has a multicultural family, with relatives who are Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, and Christians. He respects them all.
Abel Prize is equal to nobel prize and it is an international prize presented annually by the King of Norway,It has often been described as the mathematician's Nobel prize
He won it in 1964.
Martin Luther king Jr., born in Atlanta, Georgia, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, becoming the youngest man ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
martin king won the nobel peace prize in 1964 4years befor his assasination
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