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John Paul Lederach to Deliver Spring Miller Lecture

From St. Norbert College, February 23, 2015
by Erich Wegenke, erich.wegenke@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

John Paul Lederach, professor of international peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will give the spring semester Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding, entitled "The Moral Imagination: Conflict Transformation in the Contemporary World," on Monday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater of the Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Lederach is a Distinguished Scholar in the Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., where he was also founding director of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. As part of his work in conflict transformation, Lederach has designed and conducted training programs in 25 countries across five continents. He has worked most extensively in Colombia, the Philippines and Nepal, visiting Nepal 42 times from 2003 to 2011 as the primary consultant for a 10-year peacebuilding initiative. In August 2013, Lederach was appointed director of the Peace Accords Matrix, the Kroc Institute's unique source of comparable data on all comprehensive peace agreements that have been signed since 1989. He has written 22 books over the course of his career.

First established in 1993, the Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding at St. Norbert College promotes unity, communication and tolerance among different cultures, religions, ethnicities and traditions. It aims to encourage greater interpersonal understanding both domestically and internationally.

For more information on the Miller Lecture, visit http://www.snc.edu/millercenter or contact Catherine Kasten at 920-403-3919 or at catherine.kasten@snc.edu.