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Saint Paul University celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Conflicts Studies Program and grants an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. John Paul Lederach

Saint Paul University celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Conflicts Studies Program and grants an Honorary Doctorate to Dr. John Paul Lederach

Ottawa, March 14, 2014 – Saint Paul University (SPU) will proudly celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Conflict Studies program on Thursday and Friday, March 20 and 21, 2014. The celebrations will begin with a Glasmacher Lecture and the granting of an Honorary Doctorate to world-renowned peacebuilder John Paul Lederach, Ph.D., Professor of International Peacebuilding and Director of Peace Accords Matrix, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana).

Widely known for his pioneering work in conflict transformation, Dr. Lederach is involved in conciliation work in Colombia, the Philippines, and Nepal, plus countries in East and West Africa. He has helped design and conduct training programs in 25 countries across five continents. 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.

Since 2004, the School of Conflict Studies has been offering students a unique perspective on social justice, conflict transformation, reconciliation, and peacebuilding.  It offers students the opportunity to acquire practical, theoretical, and research skills within a multidisciplinary environment that includes elements of political science, social psychology, and ethics.

What:                   Conflict Studies Program 10th Anniversary Celebrations
When:                  Thursday, March 20th and Friday, March 21st, 2014 starting at 7 p.m.
Where:                Saint Paul University, 223, Main Street, Ottawa

To view the full event schedule and to register, please visit our website.


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