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Barbara Wien

Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

Since 1981, Barbara Wien has worked to stop human rights abuses, violence and war. She has protected civilians from death squads in conflict zones, led eight nonprofit organizations, taught alternatives to war and violence at six universities, and delivered peace seminars in 58 countries. She is the author of 24 articles, study guides and books, including PEACE AND WORLD ORDER STUDIES, a pioneering curriculum guide for university professors, which sold over 10,000 copies and is now in its 7th edition. She has won four awards from foundations and academic societies for political courage and leadership. She is named in Amy Goodman’s book Exceptions to the Rulers, and in The Progressive magazine for speaking truth to power. Her media appearances include The Washington Post, NBC Nightly News, Australian Public Broadcasting, Nuclear Times magazine, The Harold Saunders Show, and radio interviews in India, Uganda, Zambia, Palestine-Israel, and Australia. Her areas of expertise are civic engagement, grassroots nonviolent movements, and gender equity. 



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SIS - School of Intl Service
East Quad Bldg - 309
11 AM - 12:30 PM Tuesdays & Fridays 2:30 PM - 4 PM Tuesdays & Fridays
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(202) 885-6429 (Office)

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  • Fall 2018

  • Spring 2019

    • SISU-310 Topics Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res: Gender and Peace Building
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