Ware Lecture on Peacemaking
Hosted annually by the Center for Global Understanding and Peacebuilding, the Judy S. '68 and Paul W. Ware Lecture on Peacemaking is the Center's signature event. The lecture 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 political leaders from around the world to Elizabethtown.
2022 Ware Lecturer: Karima Bennoune
Karima Bennoune is an author, lawyer, human rights advocate, and a professor of international law at the University of California–Davis School of Law. She grew up in Algeria and the United States and now lives in northern California. Karima Bennoune has also been a consultant on human rights issues for the International Council on Human Rights Policy, the Soros Foundation, the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, and for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In 2014, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for non-fiction. Her lecture, When People of Muslim Heritage Challenge Fundamentalism, will cover her epic journey to transform the global conversation about combating extremism and ending terrorism, one voice at a time. Tickets can be purchased here.
Judy S. Ware '68 on the Ware Lecture:
Listen to Etown's 2019 Music Everywhere Playlist on Spotify! The Music Everywhere Playlist was created by the Elizabethtown College Community in anticipation for the 2019 Ware Lecture featuring members of Silkroad.
Past Ware Lecturers
- 2020 - Jeremy Gilley, Founder of Peace One Day
- 2019 - Silkroad Ensemble, Musical organization created to promote Cross-Cultural Understanding and Peacemaking
- 2018 - Karen Armstrong, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and founder of the Charter for Compassion
- 2017 - Jonathan Haidt, Professor of Ethical Leadership at the NYU School of Business
- 2016 - Kim Phuc, Vietnam War survivor, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and 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