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Peace Education as Inoculation against Complicity & Injustice
May 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Part of the Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series
NEH 2017-18 Event: Complicity & Collaboration
Colman McCarthy is a pioneer in peace education in the Washington, DC area. A prominent journalist for such esteemed publications as The Washington Post, and longtime peace activist, he is the founder and president for the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington, DC. In addition to faculty positions at Georgetown Law and American University, McCarthy teaches peace education in schools across Montgomery county, some even as an unpaid, guest lecturer. His writings include “I’d Rather Teach Peace” (2002), edited volumes regarding peace education, numerous other books and countless articles on a range of topics from religion to politics to health and gender studies. McCarthy has referred to the pursuit of infusing peace education into American schools as a “crusade,” and has lamented that if peace is not taught, violence will continue to be cultivated within the society. He is an active member of the academic community, participating in a range of conferences, lectures, seminars, etc. to expose faculty and researchers to the significance of peace education and spotlight the unfortunate marginalization of this significant field in the current academic curriculum that American students are indoctrinated within today.
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