The Marquette University Center for Peacemaking empowers the university and the wider community to explore together the necessary skills to become informed, spiritually-centered, nonviolent peacemakers. Rooted in the Ignatian charism, the center fosters an awakening to the holistic relationship of scholarship, spirituality, nonviolent living, and the active struggle for peace and justice.
Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright will discuss her experiences as an international diplomat and advocate for human rights, peace, and justice. This discussion will be particularly relevant to students considering a career in this field.
Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright, the Center's 2014-15 Peacemaker in Residence, will share stories of the experiences that have shaped her life and her career.
Wright is a prominent American peacemaker. She received the State Department award for heroism in 1997 for her actions while evacuating 2,500 people during the Sierra Leone civil war. Additionally, she has served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. embassies in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Grenada, and Nicaragua. In all of her roles, Wright has been a strong voice for human rights, peace, and justice.
For this Soup with Substance, Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright will present on her experiences working for peace and human rights in the Holy Land.
A light lunch of soup and bread will be provided.
Dr. Stephanie Russell, vice president of Mission and Ministry, will moderate a panel discussion on just war, pacifism, and peacemaking.
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