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2014 Westheimer Peace Symposium

The Westheimer Peace Symposium promotes the exploration of peace as a viable, realistic alternative in a complex, violence-prone world.Each year speakers challenge Wilmington College students and the community by addressing the topics of nonviolence, social justice, the environment, and the nature of war.

The Symposium has hosted such nationally-known speakers as Arun Gandhi, Walter Wink, Elise Boulding, Stephen Collett, Chief Oren Lyons, Colman McCarthy, George McGovern, Elias Chacour, Le Ly Hayslip, Baldemar Valasquez, Julian Bond, Jan Schlictmann, Winona LaDuke, Robert Kaplan, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Sarah Chayes, Alicia Partnoy, and Richard Rodriguez.  

About the Westheimer Peace Symposium

Charles and May Westheimer endowed the Peace Lecture Series in 1991, with the hope that it would be a forum for the Wilmington College community to be explicit about peacemaking, social justice, humanitarian service, and respect for all persons. Since its inception, the Symposium has continued to grow, expanding its audience and its influence on Wilmington College and the surrounding community. We receive many comments from our students that show the Westheimer Peace Symposium raises their awareness about current events, social justice, and the ways in which humans can respond to personal, community, or international crises. The Westheimers allowed us to provide this forum for valuable voices, a space where significant learning takes place.

Event Details

To see the full list of events, click here!

The Symposium is free and open to the public. No tickets or advance reservations are requried.

For directions to campus and a campus map, including parking information, CLICK HERE.

Let Us Know What You Think!

Share your Peace Symposium experiences by emailing RUTH BRINDLE, Symposium Coordinator.