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.

“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 organisations 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.

Register to attend the lecture "Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine"


"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)