Being half-Finn and a peacenik it was a pleasure seeing the news today about the latest recipient of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize, Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland. He is described by the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee as "an outstanding international mediator." More information about Ahtisaari is available at this source.
In the video below Finnish Foreign Minister, Alexander Stubb, says of Ahtisaari:
He's the kind of a guy who goes from one (world) crisis to another and has some kind of magic in solving it.
* title quote by Oscar Romero