George Lopez to receive St. Norbert Ambassador of Peace award

Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, September 4, 2011
by Nicole Jagielski, nicole.jagielski@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

George Lopez, who holds the chair in peace studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will receive the St. Norbert Ambassador of Peace award.

The Peace and Justice Center at St. Norbert College invited Lopez to campus in September to accept the award. He will give a free public lecture, entitled "Prospects for Peace in a World of Terrorism," on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater, which will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m.

Lopez's research interests focus on the problems of state violence and coercion, especially economic sanctions, violations of human rights, and ethics. His work has been published in a wide range of social science journals and in five books. Much of his recent writing has been devoted to debates regarding ethics and the use of force in the global war against terror.

Each year, St. Norbert College honors an individual who has been an influential advocate for sustainable peace in our world. The St. Norbert Ambassador of Peace demonstrates the qualities of a peacemaker in a consistent and outstanding manner: respect for persons, promotion of dialogue, nonviolent conflict resolution, reconciliation and forgiveness.

For more information, contact Catherine Kasten at 920-403-3919 or catherine.kasten@snc.edu.