President meets fellow Nobel laureates
November 30th, 2010
02:30 PM ET

President meets fellow Nobel laureates

Washington (CNN) – President Obama will meet with two American Nobel laureates at the White House Tuesday afternoon before they leave for Europe to receive their awards.

Peter Diamond and Dale Mortensen, recipients of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics, are continuing a tradition of American laureates meeting with the president according to White House spokesman Tommy Vietor. Both of their spouses are expected to be at the White House as well.

Diamond, Mortensen, and Christopher Pissarides of Cyprus will share the 2010 prize in economics for their research on how government policy affects unemployment. Diamond is on the faculty of M.I.T., Mortensen at Northwestern University, and Pissarides at the London School of Economics.

They will be honored in a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on December 10. The ceremony comes one year after Obama was honored as the 2009 Nobel Peace laureate in Oslo, Norway.


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  1. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    CONGRATS, PRESIDENT OBAMA! I KNOW YOU WILL GIVE THEM A BEAUTIFUL SEND OFF; NOT LIKE THE ONE YOU RECIEVED, WHICH WAS AWFUL BUT EXPECTED BY MANY OF US! BIASNESS, RACISM, ENVY, AND HATE STILL PREVAILS IN THIS NATION AND EVIDENTLY THE WORLD KNEW IT! SO, YOU RECIEVED YOUR NOBEL HONORS FOR WHAT THE WORLD PERCIEVED YOU WOULD DO AND HAVE TO ENDURE! IF I WERE ASKED WHY YOU WERE GIVEN THAT HONOR, I'D TELL'EM THAT JUST FOR ALL YOU'VE HAD TO GRIN AND BARE, PUT UP WITH AND SWALLOW, YOU DESERVED THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!

    November 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm |