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Manchester College hosts national

 Philosophers for Peace conference


       Is peace possible? About 40 philosophers from around the nation will make presentations and discuss the question at Manchester College this weekend, as Concerned Philosophers for Peace convene Nov. 1-4.

       The public is invited to sit in on many of the sessions.

Among other questions on the conference agenda: What assumptions do we hold about peace? How do those assumptions affect our lives? How do our assumptions influence our understanding of poverty and poverty-stricken nations?

       For a detailed schedule of the conference of Concerned Philosophers for Peace, click here.

       Here are some conference highlights open to the public:

Gandhi vs. bin Laden: Nonviolent Strategies against Terrorism.

(Friday, Nov. 2; 10:30 a.m., College Union, Hoff Trochu Room)

Fourth Freedom Forum President David Cortright, research fellow with Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.


A Quiet Revolution: The First Palestinian Intifada & Nonviolent Resistance.

(Friday, Nov. 2; 4:15 p.m., College Union, Hoff Trochu Room)

Prize-winning author and political scientist Mary King, professor of peace and conflict studies, University for Peace.


Sir! No, Sir! “The Suppressed Story of the GI Movement to End the War In Vietnam.”

(Friday, Nov. 2; 6:30 p.m., College Union, Hoff Trochu Room)

Film directed by David Zeiger.

Howard Zinn’s Marx in Soho.

(Friday, Nov. 2; 7 p.m.)  Wine Recital Hall.

Play, starring Robert Weick.

Workshop on Peace Journalism, Public Peace Intellectuals: Peace Academics and Civic Mission.

(Saturday, Nov. 3; 10:30 a.m., College Union, Hoff Trochu Room)

Tom Hastings, Department of Conflict Resolution, Portland State University.


Finding Hope in the World: Peace Activism.

(Saturday, Nov. 3; 3:45 p.m., College Union, Hoff Trochu Room) 

Barbara Wien, co-director of Peace Brigades International/USA.

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