The Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series, made possible with a generous gift from Mary Catherine Bunting, hosts speakers and events that contribute to raising awareness about peace and justice issues.
Bearing Witness to Europe's Refugee Crisis - A. E. Stallings
Thursday February 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm in 4th Floor Program Room
As an American poet and translator who lives in Greece, A. E. Stallings will address Europe's refugee crisis and read from her work. She has published four books of original verse: Archaic Smile (1999), which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax (2006), which won the Poet's Prize and the America Academy of Arts and Letters' Benjamin H. Danks Award; Olives (2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and her most recent work Like (2018),published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her verse translations of Lucretius's The Nature of Things (2007) and Hesiod's Works and Days (2018) are published by Penguin Classics. She was a 2011 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and is a member of the America Academy of Arts and Sciences. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Humanities, Messina, and the departments of Classics, English, and Writing. Photograph courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Fighting for Peace and Justice: The Armenian Genocide Case Study - Anthony Barsamian
Tuesday April 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm. in 4th Floor Program Room
Anthony Barsamian, a lawyer, and a co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Assembly of America, will address the Armenian genocide and the struggle for recognition and justice. He travels regularly to Armenia and serves on the Advisory Board of the Armenia Tree Project, a reforestation and rural development project, which has planted and monitored over 5.5 million trees in Armenia. Barsamian is currently President of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, the oldest Christian ecumenical organization in the US, founded in 1903, and the first Orthodox Christian and Armenian-American in this position. He also serves on the Political Science Advisory Board for the Social and Behavioral Science Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.