The Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence Program
Our 2013 Seventh Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence is Chris Hedges. His public lecture on Oct. 22, at 7:30 pm in Prosser Auditorium, and was titled, "The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies". It can be seen on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MoravianCollegeTube?feature=watch
Author of twelve books, journalist and activist, Hedges was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for his coverage of global terrorism.
Previous Peace and Justice Scholars in Residence include:
Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis, one of the "Big Six" leaders, and last living speaker from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; former Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), playing a key role in the struggle to end legalized racial discrimination and segregation
Dr. William Ayers, Author, Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Pamela Brubaker, Professor at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA specializing in Christian social ethics, economic justice and feminist studies in religion
Dr. Darius Rejali, Professor of Political Science at Reed College,OR, Author of Torture and Democracy (2007), which won the 2007 Human Rights Book of the Year Award from the American Political Science Association, and also the biennial 2009 Raphael Lemkin Award from the Institute for the Study of Genocide
Dr. Vandana Shiva, Philosopher, Author and Environmental Activist, Founder of Navdanya in 1991, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as an environmental "hero" in 2003, and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators of Asia.
Rev. Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, author of 12 books, activist for over twenty years working on justice and hunger issues in Minnesota and nationally; Project Director for a global house of studies in Managua, Nicaragua for the Augsburg Center for Global Education