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 New Indianapolis Peace House

leader taught conflict resolution


Indianapolis Peace House, a consortium of Manchester, Goshen and Earlham colleges, has a new associate director: Mary Lind, formerly of Portland State University in Oregon. She will begin her position Oct. 1 at Peace House, where college and university students live communally, take courses and do an internship.

Lind has developed and taught courses about global inequities and intercultural dialogue at the School of Conflict Resolution at Portland State University.  She holds a master’s in education with emphasis on conflict resolution. Lind replaces Ruth Hill, who has left the state.

“Mary’s rigorous academic training, her passion for action in a world of haves and have-nots, her considerable experience in student recruitment, her eight year experience as a faculty member in conflict transformation, and her overseas experience all combine into an ideal candidate,” says Erwin Boschmann, CEO of Indianapolis Peace House.

Peace House is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. For more information, or Indianapolis Peace House, 1201 N. Central Ave., No. 3, Indianapolis, IN  46202  317-631-7322.

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