The Call to Service: A Restorative Vision to Sustain Us
October 11, 2018
Widely known as "the grandfather of restorative justice," Howard Zehr is a Distinguished Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.
Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, CCSJ, and Messina
William Julius Wilson
Race Relations in the Age of Trump
November 13, 2018
William Julius Wilson, renowned sociologist and the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, addressed the structural roots of urban poverty and current race relations.
Co-sponsored by Messina, CCSJ, with financial support from the President's Office
Bearing Witness to Europe's Refugee Crisis
February 7, 2019
As an American poet and translator who lives in Greece, A. E. Stallings addressed Europe's refugee crisis and read from her work.
Co-sponsored with the Center for the Humanities, and the Departments of Classics, English, and Writing
Fighting for Peace and Justice: The Armenian Genocide Case Study
April 9, 2019
Anthony Barsamian, co-chair of the Armenian Assembly of America, addressed the Armenian genocide and the struggle for recognition and justice.
Erricka Bridgeford & Ellen Gee
September 21, 2017
Errika Bridgeford and Ellen Gee, co-founders of the Baltimore Ceasefire, spoke about their efforts to reduce gun violence in the city. Peace and Justice studies stands in solidarity Baltimore Ceasefire. A visual representation of this was displayed on the quad by the Peace and Justice Studies Club.
Archbishop John Barwa, Archdiocese of Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, India
Religious Persecution and Peacebuilding in India
October 3, 2017
Co-sponsored with Catholic Studies
Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli, Washington Office on Latin America
No Justice, No Peace? The Future of the Justice Pillar in the Colombian Peace Accords
January 24, 2018
Co-sponsored with Latin American and Latino Studies
American Injustice: Mercy Humanity, and Making a Difference
March 19, 2018
Activist attorney and author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson spoke with the Loyola Community about his "dedication to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned, and those trapped in the furthest reaches of our criminal justice system."
Co-sponsored with Messina and Mission Integration
Sister Helen Prejean:
Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues
March 26, 2018
Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Messina, Catholic Studies, Office of Mission Integration, CCSJ, Campus Ministry and the Loyola-Notre Dame Library
Dr. Aisling Swaine, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Conflict Related Violence Against Women: Identifying Connections and Distinctions
September 22, 2016
The Freddie Gray Cases: A Panel Discussion on the State of Criminal Justice in Baltimore
October 4, 2016
Panelists included David Jaros (University of Baltimore Law School), Dorcas Gilmore (Baltimore Legal Action Team), and Michael Pinard (University of Maryland Law School)
October 20, 2016
Bassam Tariq, TED fellow and director of Sundance documentary film These Birds Walk
Lessons Learned from My Grandfather: Nonviolence in a Violent World
February 2, 2017
Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, spoke to the Loyola Community about his grandfather's teachings, which focused on using anger to promote constructive action rather than violence.