|Hi <<First Name>>,
I hope you enjoy the updates below. This is one of our favorite times of the year as we get to announce the recipients of the Center for Peacemaking's student and faculty fellowships. Congratulations to all of the fellowship recipients! Peace,
Patrick Kennelly, Director
Awards & Recognition
Students receive summer fellowships to explore peacemaking around the globe
This summer four students will engage in peacemaking projects around the globe.
- Araceli Pantoja, MUM Women Against Domestic Violence, Spain.
Araceli will spend a month this summer working at a women's shelter in Madrid where women who have experienced domestic violence can safely stay. She will help with sharing circles, community gardening, and children's programs to help break the cycle of violence and teach methods of peaceful conflict resolution.
- Miguel Sanchez, Nonviolent Peacemaking with Youth in Rural Mexico, Mexico.
Miguel will spend two months this summer facilitating workshops for youth about nonviolence in rural Mexico. These workshops will consist of discussions about famous peacemakers, reflections about social justice issues relevant to the lives of students, and critical thinking about the ways in which they have internalized violence.
- Jennifer Garbarz, Capturing the Voices of the Voiceless, Haiti and Milwaukee.
Jennifer will travel to Haiti for one week on a medical mission to record the stories of struggle and liberation of the Haitian people. She will then return to Milwaukee to continue this project at Core El Centro to help spread a holistic model of healthcare through classes and children's camps.
- Claudia Grabowski, Readings of Peace, Madagascar.
Claudia will travel to Madagascar for three weeks this summer to help spread concepts of peacemaking through a literacy program. She will host discussion groups and classes about nonviolence and peace leaders, create a map to show that peace leaders are found all around the world, and leave behind a library of books about peace to help these lessons continue into the future.
Awards & Recognition
Faculty fellowships awarded for summer 2015
, Assistant Professor, English
The Power of Affiliative Disposition: Why Relational Work Matters
Dr. Godbee will be working on a collaborative book project that focuses on rhetorical and relational power in peacemaking. This project aims to shift from a critique against domination to a critique for solidarity and goal-directed investment to better understand issues of peace and justice.
, Assistant Professor, History
Peace Compacts in 13th and 14th Century Oxford
In this project Dr. Larsen will analyze the peace compacts formed between scholars and residents of Oxford in the 13th and 14th centuries after the outbreak of conflict between the groups. Through examining these understudied events, Dr. Larsen will explore how peace compacts are a viable peacemaking tool.
Publications & Presentations
Grant Silva ('13 faculty fellow) publishes article on immigration
Dr. Grant Silva's article "On the Militarization of Borders and the Juridicial Right to Exclude
" was published in the April 2015 edition of Public Affairs Quarterly. As a previous Rynne Fellowship recipient, Dr. Silva used this funding to conduct the research required for this article.
In this article, Dr. Silva challenges us to ask, "How does the increasing militarization of the border affect the prospects for peace in the world today?" It addresses how we must change the ways we conceptualize borders in a way that is "not simply lawful, but just."