Understanding the new peacebuilding in an age of violence and terror
UFV is proud to welcome Dr. George Lopez — A writer and lecturer who has been a leader in developing the peace studies field for more than 30 years.
Wednesday, Mar 9
7 – 9 pm
Great Hall, Student Union Building, Abbotsford campus
Many pundits and professional politicians suggest global violence, and especially terrorism, is worse than ever, making lasting peace a fantasy. This presentation will challenge both claims and will show that there are new pathways to building peace. Pathways requiring the involvement of ‘average’ citizens more than the actions of pundits or politicians in the fight against violence.
Dr. George Lopez is a writer and lecturer who has been a leader in developing the peace studies field for more than 30 years. He is a founding faculty of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame where he holds the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Chair in Peace Studies. Lopez researches human rights and champions Peace Studies. His connection to UFV is through our new Peace and Conflict Studies program and teaching chair Dr. Steven Schroeder.
On March 10, join Dr. George Lopez for lunch-hour roundtable discussion about Peace:
Peace Really? Peace Studies confronts Terrorism with Dr. George Lopez