Atlanta to welcome Nobel laureates in 2015

8:16 PM, Nov 22, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA - The city of Atlanta will host the 2015 gathering of the Nobel Peace laureates. It will mark the second time the event has been held in the US.

Friday morning, the city held a pre-announcement party for the event.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says this event will be a big statement for Atlanta.

"It matters as far as our position as a leading city," Reed said. "We are the first city in the South to host this event. So this is another first for Atlanta."

More than 2,000 of the brightest minds in the world are expected to attend the summit.


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