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Here are a few updates on what has been happening at the Center. Thank you for all you do to support the Center, our students, and our faculty.Peace,
Patrick Kennelly, Director

Student Spotlight

Student Fellow creates community by developing local beekeepers

Summer ‘16 Student Peacemaking Fellow Maggie Stang’s project was recently highlighted by Marquette University. While many student fellows travel across the globe, Maggie decided to stay in Milwaukee to help create “Bee the Change.”

Her project “centered on valuing voices in the community, preaching respect, helping those in disadvantaged positions discover a sense of purpose and responsibility, all while pollinating the city and combating a major environmental crisis.” Maggie’s work has made a unique impact on the Milwaukee community.

Beeing the Difference | Marquette University

Event Recap

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell visits Marquette University

Center for Peacemaking Distinguished Peacemaker, Senator George Mitchell, addressed the Marquette community on Thursday, October 6.

Senator Mitchell, participated in a book discussion on his memoir before delivering an in-depth lecture titled “Turbulence in the Middle East.” Mitchell shared stories and insights from his role in negotiations for peace in Northern Ireland and the Middle East. We were honored to host him at Marquette University.

George Mitchell discusses peace at Marquette University | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Publications & Presentations

Faculty Peacemaking Scholar publishes new book 

Peacemaking faculty member Dr. Enaya Othman recently published a book on Quaker and Palestinian relations. Negotiating Palestinian Womanhood: Encounters between Palestinian Women and American Missionaries, 1880s-1940s explores the American Quaker educational enterprise in Palestine and the extent to which it was received, translated, and adopted by Palestinian students. Quaker ideals of peace and nonviolent means of conflict resolution influenced the students’ as they advocated for cultural nationalism.

Dr. Othman is an Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Marquette and she is the President and Director of the Oral History Project for the Arab and Muslim Women’s Research and Resource Institute.

Negotiating Palestinian Womanhood | Rowman & Littlefield

News & Updates

New staff at the Center for Peacemaking and Peace Works Program 

Aaron Bledsoe, Program Associate

Aaron completed a bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication at Marquette University and served two years as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Milwaukee.  Aaron assists with communications and event planning in our main office; he also co-facilitates Peace Works sessions with MPS students.
 
Brecken Ashenbrenner, Peace Works Program Trainer

Brecken completed a bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences from Drew University and a master's degree in Special Education from Cardinal Stritch University. She worked as a teacher with Milwaukee Public Schools for three years and spent eight years as an interventionist for at-risk students in Wauwatosa before joining the Peace Works team. Brecken co-facilitates Peace Works sessions in MPS and leads the program's data tracking and evaluation efforts.

Tim Jefferies, Peace Works Program Trainer

Tim completed a Bachelor of Social Work at Olivet Nazarene University and a master's certificate in Addiction Counseling from Eastern Washington University. Prior to joining Peace Works, Tim spent three years running a youth drug and alcohol treatment program, one year doing spiritual care in an at-risk boy’s residential facility, and one year working in a middle school behavioral-reassignment classroom. Tim co-facilitates Peace Works sessions in MPS and leads curriculum development for parochial school partnerships.

Upcoming Events:


Apr. 7
Symposium on Nonviolence and Just Peace
Maria Stephan
Mel Duncan
Terrence Rynne
Ken Butigan
...and others
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