Sister Helen Prejean will discuss her life and work as an advocate against the death penalty. Sr. Helen has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church's newly vigorous opposition to state executions.She travels around the world giving talks about her ministry.
The Director of the Peace Corps, Carrie Hessler-Radelet will be speaking at the School of International Service. As head of the Peace Corps, Hessler-Radelet has led historic reforms to modernize and strengthen the Peace Corps to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
The Political Culture of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
Approaches to peace-building are widely diverse, but they all aim to resolve conflict in a non-violent manner. Father Leonel Navraez promotes an approach to peace building that involves foregivness and reconciliation. Fr. Navraez, Founder and President of the Foundation for Reconciliation in Bogata, Colombia, will lead a discussion about overcoming political conflict with foregivenes, promoting ...more
The Exploring Social Justice Series, a program cosponsored by the American University Library and the Kay Spiritual Life Center, brings to campus exemplary leaders from diverse backgrounds who will share their personal and profound experiences, as well as the work they are doing to ensure equality and social justice.