Ware Colloquium on Peacemaking

Hosted annually by the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, the Judy S. '68 and Paul W. Ware Colloquium on Peacemaking consists of the Center's signature event, the Ware Lecture on Peacemaking, the Ware Seminars on Global Citizenship and the Ware Practicum in Conflict Resolution. The colloquium is made possible by a generous grant from Judy S. '68 and Paul W. Ware of Lancaster, Pa. The Ware Lecture has brought Nobel Peace Prize recipients, influential journalists, and poltical leaders from around the world to Elizabethtown.

Dr. Jonathan Haidt

7:30 pm, Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, Elizabethtown College

Jonathan David Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions.
He is the author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion and The Happiness Hypothesis. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Jonathan Haidt earned his BA from Yale University and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has conducted extensive research on morality and how it can vary across cultures. He is the co-developer of the Moral Foundations Theory, stating that there are certain universal themes of morality that every culture shares and builds upon. Recently, Dr. Haidt has written about global citizenship and the rise of political strife.

A book signing will be held at 9 p.m. after the lecture, and books will be available for purchase at the signing. If you wish to pre-purchase your book before the event, visit the College Store in person or place an order through the College Store's online storefront.

The Ware Lecture is open to the public. Tickets are free, but must be reserved by calling 717-361-4757 or emailing lecturetickets@etown.edu.

The Ware Lecture is made possible by the generosity of Judy S. '68 and Paul W. Ware.

Jonathan Haidt

In anticipation of Dr. Haidt's lecture, the following pre-Ware Lecture events have been scheduled:

  • Monday, January 30, 2017 (11am): Lunch discussion with students who completed the Morals Foundation Questionnaire (Dr. April Kelly-Woessner, Professor of Political Science, Elizabethtown College)
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (11am): Lecture: "Is Profit Evil? Neglect of Incentives and Anti-Profit Beliefs" (Dr. Jason Dana, Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing, Yale School of Management)
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (11am): Lunch discussion with students who completed the Morals Foundation Questionnaire (Ms. Samantha Friedline, Elizabethtown College Global Scholar, Class of 2020)
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (11am): Student Workshop: "Philosophical Dialogue" (Dr. Alexandria Poole, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Elizabethtown College)
  • Monday, February 27, 2017 (11:30am): Lunch discussion with students who completed the Morals Foundation Questionnaire (Dr. Michael Roy, Associate Professor of Psychology, Elizabethtown College)
  • Monday, March 13, 2017 (11am): Lunch and book discussion on The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (Dr. Oya Dursun-Ozkanca, Associate Professor of Political Science, Elizabethtown College)
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (4:30pm): Faculty Workshop with Wine and Cheese Reception: "Discussing Emotional Topics" (Dr. Michele Kozimor-King, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Elizabethtown College)
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (11am): Lecture: "The Silencing Generation: Explaining the Decline in Political Tolerance Among America's Youth" (Dr. April Kelly-Woessner, Professor of Political Science, Elizabethtown College)

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