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Journalist, historian Gwynne Dyer to speak at MU about the global fight for survival as climate change advances

Gwynne DyerNORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester University welcomes internationally acclaimed journalist and historian Gwynne Dyer as he presents “Climate Wars” on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

He is speaking at 3:30 p.m. in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. It is free and open to the public. 

Dyer will draw upon interviews with scientists, policymakers and military strategists from nations around the world to describe the likelihood of wars over dwindling natural resources and ways to counter this global crisis. 

Dyer is a military historian, Mideast specialist, author and award-winning independent journalist. He received degrees from Canadian, U.S. and British universities before completing a Ph.D. in military and Middle Eastern history from the University of London. 

Dyer’s published works include “Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats,” “Ignorant Armies: Sliding into War in Iraq,” “Future: Tense” and “The Mess They Made: The Middle East After Iraq.”

Established in 1948, the Peace Studies Institute and Program in Conflict Resolution at Manchester University was the first undergraduate Peace Studies Program in the world. It is bringing Dyer to the University as part of the Values, Ideas and the Arts series at MU.

The Manchester Peace Studies Institute sponsors public conferences and programs on topics related to world peace and conflict resolution.

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about what’s available at the private, northern Indiana school at


Prepared with assistance by student Lauren Hughes, MU Strategic Communications student assistant.

For more information contact: Katy Gray Brown, director
Manchester University Peace Studies Institute and Program in Conflict Resolution

October 2016