Loyola Lecture Series to Explore Political and Social Movements – Newsroom


| By Andrew Aldrich
Bunting Peace and Justice Speakers Dr. Marwan Darweish (left) and Dr. Michael Loadenthal

Loyola University of Maryland will host its annual Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series, which brings together leaders, scholars, and activists at Loyola to address current issues at the intersection of peace and justice. Speakers in November and December will explore nonviolent resistance, social movements and repression.

The lecture series, made possible by a gift from Mary Catherine Bunting, is co-sponsored by Loyola’s Messina Student Development Program and the Global Studies Program. Lectures will be held in the 4th floor Program Room of the Andrew White Student Center on the Loyola campus at 4501 N. Charles Street. They are free and open to the public.

“Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine”
Marwan Darweish, Ph.D.
Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.

Marwan Darweish, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the Center for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University in the UK. He has extensive experience in civil resistance, conflict transformation and peacebuilding in the Middle East and globally. Darweish is co-author of “Popular Protest in Palestine: The History and Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance” and co-editor of “Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Contemporary Themes and Challenges”.

“Antifascism and Movement Repression: Exploring Social Movements and the Police”
Michael Loadenthal, Ph.D.
December 1 at 5 p.m., with a reception at 4:30 p.m.

Michael Loadenthal, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cincinnati. He is Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Association at Georgetown University, which brings together scholars, educators and activists to explore alternatives to violence and share strategies for peacebuilding, social justice and change. social. He is also the executive director of the Prosecution Project, a research platform that tracks and analyzes criminal cases involving political violence in the United States.

To learn more about the lecture series and to register for a lecture, visit the Bunting Peace and Justice Lecture Series website.


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