Past Ware Lectures

Since 2007, the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking has brought many global leaders to campus for the Ware Lecture on Peacemaking:

  • 2016 - Kim Phuc, Vietnam War survivor, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, founder of the Kim Phuc Foundation International
  • 2015 - Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Columnist
  • 2014 - Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • 2013 - Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • 2012 - Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and founder of Grameen Bank
  • 2011 - Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and founder of the Association for Support of Children's Rights in Iran
  • 2010 - Terry Waite, founder of Hostage UK and Y Care International, and U.K. Ambassador for the Freeplay Foundation
  • 2009 - Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and chairman of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines
  • 2008 - F.W. de Klerk, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former president of South Africa
  • 2007 - Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and chair of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Global Initiative