Peacemaker In Residence

Every year an internationally recognized nonviolent theorist and/or activist completes a one-week residency to inspire and encourage the development of peacemakers at Marquette. The Peacemaker in Residence engages students, faculty, and the Milwaukee community through individual meetings, classroom visits, and public presentations.

Past Peacemakers in Residence

2016-17: Mel Duncan

2015-16: Marie Dennis

2014-15: Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright  

Ann Wright is a prominent American peacemaker. She received the State Department award for heroism in 1997 for her actions while evacuating 2,500 people during the Sierra Leone civil war. Additionally, she has served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. embassies in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Grenada, and Nicaragua. In all of her roles, Wright has been a strong voice for human rights, peace, and justice. She is the author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience with Susan Dixon. During her residency at Marquette she met with students and faculty in classrooms and delivered several public presentations. Topics included following your conscience, her role as a peace activist, the conflict in Israel-Palestine, the challenges of international aid, and careers in foreign service.

2013-14: Dr. Lingam Raja

2012-13: Libby Hoffman

2011-12: Sara Terry

2010-11: Jim Douglass

2009-10: Nomfundo Walaza

2008-09: Christopher Ahrends

2007-08: Kathy Kelly