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Barbara Wien Sr Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

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(202) 885-6429 (Office)
SIS - School of International Service
East Quad Bldg - 309
Additional Positions at AU
Senior Professorial Lecturer
Afflilated Faculty MA Program in Ethics, Peace and Human Rights

Favorite Spot on Campus
Book Currently Reading
Broken Republic by Arundhati Roy
Since 1981, Barbara Wien has worked to end human rights abuses, violence, war, and ecological destruction. She has protected civilians from the death squads in conflict zones and worked to establish 280 programs in the study of peace and conflict resolution on campuses around the world. Barbara is a public scholar and peace practitioner with extensive knowledge of gender violence, peacebuilding, nonviolent social movements, and the political economy of war. She has edited and written 27 books and articles, led eight non-profits, and taught at six universities. Recognized for her leadership and “moral courage” four times by foundations and academic societies, Barbara was named "Peace Educator of the Year" in 2018 by the Peace & Justice Studies Association (PJSA), a network of 500 campuses in Canada and the U.S. Her students voted her “Professor with the Greatest Impact” in 2018 and 2019, and graduate students voted her “My Favorite Professor” in 2015 and 2017. She was featured in Amy Goodman’s book Exceptions to the Rulers (2003), and the Progressive magazine for opposing the military invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq as a U.S. government official. Her interviews include The Washington Post, NBC Nightly News, Defense One, National Public Radio, Australian Broadcasting, Nuclear Times, and broadcasts in India, Uganda, Zambia, Palestine-Israel, and Australia.
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Spring 2021

  • SISU-210 Peace, Global Sec & Conflt Res

  • SISU-296 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Nonviolence & Peace in Action

  • SISU-296 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Nonviolence & Peace in Action

Fall 2021

  • SISU-210 Peace, Global Sec & Conflt Res

  • SISU-310 Topics Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res: Nonviolent Struggle: Thry/Prac

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Nonviolence International 30th Anniversary interview

30 minute version

“Women and the Global Refugee Crisis”

Fairfax County Student Peace Awards

World Affairs Council, International Women’s Day, begin 9:25