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The Peace Studies Program and Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University presents the 18th Annual Mahatma Gandhi Lecture on Nonviolence

Women, Peace and Security

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Health Sciences Centre, (HSC) 1A1

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, Leymah Gbowee, is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate. Ms. Gbowee’s leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace – which brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s civil war in 2003 – is chronicled in her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and in the award-winning documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Women, Peace and Security Program at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and is the founder and current President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa.


Admission is free. Open to the public.

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The Newcombe Prize in Peace Studies and the Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship to be awarded.


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Date(s) - March 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

McMaster University, HSC 1A1


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