Spring 2016 Peace Studies Lecture Series


KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb 22, 2016) — Each Spring, the Peace Studies Program and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department present the Peace Studies Lecture series. A collection of lectures, films, and discussion, this series brings together scholars, activists, and faith leaders to generate dialogue around peace work.

Robbie Lieberman, Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department, will kick-off the series with the lecture, "You'll Never Hear Kumbaya the Same Way Again: The Diffusion and Defusion of a Freedom Song." Dr. Lieberman has published extensively on peace and protest songs.

The 6th Annual Pathways to Peace address, "Activism, Justice, and Future Generations," will be given by Winona LaDuke. LaDuke is the Executive Director of Honor the Earth, a non-profit organization founded to raise awareness and financial support for Indigenous environmental justice. An Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg, LaDuke lives and works on the White Earth Reservations. She is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and serves as co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network. LaDuke has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues.

La Duke has received numerous awards and accolades, include the Thomas Merton Award in 1996, the BIHA Community Service Award in 1997, the Ann Bancroft Award for Women's Leadership, and the Reebok Human Rights Award. In 1994, she was nominated as one of America's must promising leaders under forty years of age by Time Magazine. In 1998, Ms. Magazine named her Woman of the Year for her work with Honor the Earth. 

The Peace Studies Lecture series includes several more lectures, discussions, and a film screening of American Muslims: Fact vs. Fiction.

For dates and times, please visit the ISD homepage: isd.kennesaw.edu.