PEACE @ UT

Contact Us

Dale Snauwaert
Tel: 419.530.2478
dale.snauwaert@utoledo.edu

Florian Feucht
Tel: 419.530.2553
florian.feucht@utoledo.edu

Why Study Peace @ UT?

THE IMPERATIVE OF PEACE STUDIES IN THE UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL SERIES OF EVENTS WITH WORLD RENOWNED PEACE SCHOLAR AND NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINEE DR. BETTY A. REARDON.
DR. REARDON WILL ENGAGE COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE NEED AND POSSIBILITIES OF PEACE STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO AND BEYOND.

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Parking Information:
*Free parking is available in lots 1S and 1N on Tuesday from 6:30-9:30pm.  Click here for a campus map with parking lot locations.     * Parking for other events (Wednesday & Thursday) will require a guest parking permit that can be obtained online.  Click here for guest parking information.


ALL EVENTS ARRANGED AND SPONSORED BY THE GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA) WITH THE SUPPORT AND SPONSORSHIP OF THE PEACE EDUCATION INITIATIVE. 


Why Peace Studies?

Peace studies and peace education play an important role in the preparation of citizens for life outside the university. Such studies engender commitment among people to a vision of peace in which all members of the human race can exercise personal freedoms and be protected from violence, oppression, and indignity.

There are many intellectual, psychological, social, and political benefits of an education informed by peace.  The University is a bastion of knowledge and it is imperative that citizens passing through the institution consider and acquire the values, principles and practices essential to establishing peaceful and just relations amongst people, communities, cultures and nation states. 

Efforts are currently being pursued to integrate & mainstream peace studies across the UT campus; helping to orient the university curriculum toward the betterment of society and the human condition. Peace studies at UT seeks to nurture socially responsible, critically informed and engaged citizens who are capacitated to transform and shape our common future.  

Dr. Betty Reardon

Dr. Betty A. Reardon has made significant and lifelong contributions to peace education in the United States and abroad. The global peace education movement has been profoundly influenced in substance and methodology by her influential publications, her ability to create and sustain successful institutions and networks, and her personal leadership.

The founder of the Peace Education Center at Columbia University, Dr. Reardon has influenced thousands of teachers and students in the methods of and approaches to peace education. She has taught at universities around the world, and has broad experience both in formal school settings and in non-formal community-based education programs. During her long career, Dr. Reardon has advanced peace and global citizenship education through an integrated focus on human security, sustainable development, human rights, ecology and gender.

Her most significant professional achievement—establishing the International Institute on Peace Education— received special honorary mention from the UNESCO Peace Education Prize. Dr. Reardon is the winner of the 2010 Sean McBride Peace Prized awarded by the International Peace Bureau in Geneva, among other accolades. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013, Dr. Reardon is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in peace education theory and pedagogy.

For more info:
Peace Education Initiative: PeaceEducationInitiative@utoledo.edu; 419.520.2552
Graduate Student Association: Colins, 419.360.6181; Zach, 330.242.6006

Last Updated: 11/15/16