Loyola University Maryland

Peace and Justice

Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series

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.

“The War in Ukraine and the Problem of Evil"
Dr. Marci Shore

Monday, April 3rd, 2023Headshot of Dr. Marci Shore
6 pm
4th floor program room, AWSC

Dr. Marci Shore is an Associate Professor of History at Yale University, where she teaches modern European intellectual history. Her research focuses on the intellectual history of 20th and 21st century Central and Eastern Europe. She is the author of Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968, The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe, and The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution. She is also the translator of Michał Głowiński’s The Black Seasons. Dr. Shore received her MA from the University of Toronoto and her PhD from Stanford University. 

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“The State of Youth Activism: A Fireside Chat with DeNora Getachew of DoSomething"

Co-Sponsored with CCSJHeadshot of Denora Getachew

Monday, March 27, 2023
6:30 pm
McGuire Hall

DeNora Getachew is the Chief Executive Officer of DoSomething.org, a national hub for youth activism. She leverages her passion and expertise for civic engagement by motivating young people to take action in order to create a more inclusive and accessible democracy. Since joining DoSomething in April 2021, she has launched a new mission, vision and strategic plan to support changes demanded by the global pandemic, economic uncertainty, and an intersectional reckoning for equity and justice. DeNora Getachew brings over two decades of experience as an attorney, advocate, and nonprofit executive leader. She has strong competencies in coalition-building, legal analysis, fundraising and policy advocacy. She has been recognized by The Network Journal as a 40 under 40, by the Association of Junior Leagues International as a Rising Star, and by the New York Junior League as a Provisional on the Move and a Woman to Watch.

“Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine”
Dr. Marwan Darweish 

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022Marwan Darweish looking at the camera smiling
6 pm
4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center

Marwan Darweish is Associate Professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University in the UK. Dr. Darweish's current research focuses on cultural heritage peace processes, conflict transformation and nonviolence resistance. Dr. Darweish carries extensive experience across the Middle East region and has a special interest in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. He worked for over 30 years for social political change in Palestine and Israel. He recently led a team of researchers to implement a research project on the nonviolent movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the role of Israeli and international peace and solidarity movement, funded by the EU. He has considerable international experience in leading training courses in conflict transformation and peacebuilding, and in undertaking consultancies for several international and local organizations in the Middle East and Africa. His is the co-author of Popular Protest in Palestine: The History and Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance, and co-editor of Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Contemporary Themes and Challenges.

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"Anti-Fascism & Movement Repression: Exploring Social Movements and Policing"
Dr. Michael Loadenthal

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
4:30 pm reception, 5 pm lecture
4th Floor Program Room

Dr. Michael Loadenthal sitting in front of a window

Dr. Loadenthal is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cincinnati. He serves as the Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Association at Georgetown University, which brings together academics, educators, and activists to explore alternatives to violence and share strategies for peacebuilding, social justice, and social change. Dr. Loadenthal is also the Executive Director of the Prosecution Project, a research platform that tracks and analyzes felony criminal cases involving political violence in the United States since 1990.  Dr. Loadenthal has published dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has given more than 200 presentations and workshops worldwide. He holds a PhD from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, and a Master’s degree from the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews. 

Register to attend the workshop "Justice Advocacy Skills and Negotiating Tactics for Social Movements" (10:50 am -12:05 pm)

Register to attend the lunch talk "Careers in Peace and Justice" (12:15-1:30 pm)

Register to attend the lecture "Anti-Fascism & Movement Repression: Exploring Social Movements and Policing" (4:30 reception, 5 pm lecture)