Lambert headlines ‘Perpetual Peace’ lecture at Haverford College
The Perpetual Peace Project—a joint initiative with The Syracuse University Humanities Center, the Slought Foundation, the European Union National Institutes of Culture, the International Peace Institute and United Nations University—continues its yearlong slate of activities with a lecture at Haverford College, near Philadelphia. The lecture is Thursday, Feb. 10.
Guest speakers are Gregg Lambert, Dean’s Professor of the Humanities in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences and founding director of the SU Humanities Center; Aaron Levy, founding executive director and chief curator of the Slought Foundation; and Martin Rauchbauer, deputy director and head of the Department of Literature, Drama and Debates of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. For more information, call (315) 443-7192.
The lecture is sponsored by the Slought Foundation, as well as the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and the John B. Hurford ’60 Humanities Center, the latter two of which are at Haverford.
The lecture is followed by a daylong invitation-only workshop, at which Lambert and his colleagues will engage participants in a series of dialogues about international peace. “The objective of the project is not to formulate public policy, but to create conditions in which a peace movement might occur among the participating institutions,” he says. Workshop topics include “non-state actors” on the international scene, new concepts of asymmetric warfare and complex battlefields, post-9/11 security concerns, the fate of international norms governing war and peace, and the prospects for international community, and world governance to reduce geopolitical conflict.