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City Of Atlanta pulls support for Nobel Peace Prize Summit

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Mayor Kasim Reed has withdrawn the city of Atlanta’s involvement in organizing the Nobel Peace Prize Summit. Credit Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Mayor Kasim Reed has withdrawn the city of Atlanta’s involvement in organizing the Nobel Peace Prize Summit.
Credit Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Maria Saporta speaks with WABE’s Amy Kiley about the city’s pullout from summit preparations.

More than 20 Nobel Peace Prize laureates are scheduled to meet in Atlanta this November, but it looks like city leaders won’t be in the welcome party.

Mayor Kasim Reed has withdrawn the city of Atlanta’s involvement in organizing the summit. To find out why and what it means for the city’s reputation, Amy Kiley spoke with commentator Maria Saporta.

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Update: Maria published the below story 4/1/15

Mayor Kasim Reed Willing To Support 2015 Nobel Peace Summit in Atlanta if Mohammad Bhuiyan Is Not In Charge

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Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.

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