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Expert on peace and conflict resolution to speak at Manchester

Bridget MoixAn expert in international peace and conflict issues, with a focus on U.S. foreign policy, will speak at Manchester University on March 27.

Dr. Bridget Moix, U.S. senior representative at Peace Direct, will speak about “Choosing Peace: Insights from Local Peacebuilding Research and Practice” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 at the Jo Young Switzer Center on the North Manchester campus of Manchester University.

It is free and open to the public.

In the midst of every violent conflict, no matter how horrific, there are always people building peace.  These extraordinary, yet ordinary, individuals choose to risk their lives for the sake of peace against great odds, often with little recognition, and with far too little support from the international community. 

Peace Studies Dove SymbolWhat motivates them to choose peace while many around them may not?  How do they sustain themselves against the odds? Moreover, what can we learn from them as we strive to build peace in our communities and world? 

For nearly 15 years, Peace Direct has supported local peacebuilders in some of the most difficult conflicts to stop violence and create more secure futures for their communities. Moix will share insights from her academic research and her ongoing work with Peace Direct and its partners around the world.  

Moix's presentation is sponsored by the Dr. Everett L. Refior Lectureship in Establishing Peace Through Enforceable World Law. Refior lectures highlight the efforts of global citizens working together to abolish war, protect our rights and freedoms, and solve the problems facing humanity that no one nation can solve alone.

The University is home to the world's first undergraduate peace studies program and is currently building the Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center that will become a regional focal point for discussions about diversity and inclusion, civic engagement and civil discourse.

This presentation is part of MU’s Values, Ideas and the Arts series, which offers cultural intellectual and artistic enrichment to students.

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 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 the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

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