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Alva Myrdal

Swedish sociologist and politician (1902-1986)

1902   -   1986

country of citizenship: Sweden
languages spoken, written or signed: Swedish, English
educated at: Uppsala University, Stockholm University
occupation: diplomat, politician, sociologist, writer
award received: Nobel Peace Prize, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, People's Peace Prize, Peace Prize of the German Publishers' and Booksellers' Association, Wateler Peace Prize, Monismanien Prize, Albert Einstein Peace Prize, honorary doctor of Brandeis University
position held: Member of the First Chamber, ambassador of Sweden to Sri Lanka, ambassador of Sweden to India, ambassador of Sweden to Burma, ambassador of Sweden to Nepal, Minister for Church Affairs

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Alva Myrdal ( MUR-dahl, MEER-, Swedish: [ˈǎlːva ˈmy̌ːɖɑːl]; née Reimer; 31 January 1902 – 1 February 1986) was a Swedish sociologist, diplomat and politician. She was a prominent leader of the disarmament movement. She, along with Alfonso García Robles, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982. She married Gunnar Myrdal in 1924; he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1974, making them the fourth ever married couple to have won Nobel Prizes, and the first to win independent of each other (versus a shared Nobel Prize by scientist spouses).
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