News from the Manchester University
Peace Studies Institute
Katy Gray Brown (’88) is the new director of the Peace Studies Institute and Program in Conflict Resolution. Katy, the daughter of longtime director Ken Brown, has taught philosophy and peace studies at Manchester since 2006.
The new Dan West ’17 Heifer International Permanent Exhibit in Manchester University’s Funderberg Library was dedicated and unveiled on May 10, 2010. West founded the Heifer Project after World War II, which continues today to send livestock to hungry families around the world.
Students Kay Guyer, Julia Largent, and Erin Cartwright spearheded the designing and painting of a mural on the wall of the peace studies lounge in the Administration Building. The mural depicts a group of people holding a “Manchester University Peace Studies” banner, along with images of a dove, a rainbow, and sunrise.
The academic program in peace studies continues to thrive, with sixteen majors (five in the incoming class alone) and ten minors in the program. A new concentration in Social Inequality Studies was added to the curriculum.
As usual, the peace studies students and faculty had a busy and fruitful year outside the classroom as well. For a rundown of the year's activities and events, see the Peace Studies Activities page.