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The Gladdys Muir Peace Studies Endowed Chair

Gladdys Muir “forced us to think,” C. Wayne Zunkel ’53, once said, “about ourselves, our own values and directions and commitments. My life has been different because of her.”

That was the idea. Muir believed that if she planted the seeds of creative nonviolence in the hearts of her students, they would scatter those powerful ideas across the globe. In 1948, she established the Peace Studies Institute and Program in Conflict Resolution at Manchester, the nation’s first undergraduate peace studies program. Today, there are hundreds of such programs around the world, many of them influenced by Muir’s groundbreaking vision.

Gifts to the Gladdys Muir Peace Studies Endowed Chair honor her legacy and help to preserve Manchester’s standing as one of the nation’s premier peace studies programs. Please make checks payable to Manchester University, designating the fund. To give online, click here and choose “other” in the “Designation” dropdown menu.

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