Mel Duncan, co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce, will visit Marquette University from Monday April 3, to Friday, April 7, as the Center for Peacemaking’s Peacemaker in Residence.
NP is an international non-governmental organization that puts nonviolent strategies into practice for the prevention and mitigation of violence in conflict zones. NP was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 and has Special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Throughout the week, Duncan will engage with students and faculty through classroom visits, public presentations, and meetings.
- Duncan will present at Soup with Substance on Wednesday, April 5, at noon in AMU 157. A light lunch of soup and bread will be provided.
- Peacemaker in Residence Keynote, “From Sri Lanka to Standing Rock: The Viability of Unarmed Civilian Protection,” will take place on Wednesday, April 5, at 5 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suites. Duncan will discuss the theory behind unarmed civilian protection (UCP) and share stories of success from Nonviolent Peaceforce’s many projects. Register online.
- Symposium on Nonviolence and Just Peace will take place on Friday, April 7. Duncan will present a session titled “Interrupting Conflict and Building Peace.” Register online.
For more information or to scheduling a meeting or classroom visit with Mel, contact Rev. T. Michael McNulty, S.J., at (414) 288-4553.