Upcoming Events

Screening of "On Her Shoulders"

Friday, October 19 | 3:30 p.m. | Jan Serr Studio Cinema
Tuesday, October 23 | 7:00 p.m. | Avalon Theatre
Friday, October 26 | 3:00 p.m. | Avalon Theatre

At the age of 21, Nadia Murad (a member of the Yazidi religious minority) was kidnapped and enslaved by ISIS, subjected to rape and abuse before she miraculously escaped. Many of her fellow Yazidis were not so lucky, so Nadia tirelessly campaigns to politicans and lawmakers in an effort to bring awareness to their plight—relitigating the horrors she endured endlessly yet refusing to buckle under the pressure of representing an entire people, a profound and inspiring portrait of quiet poise in the face of unimaginable pressure.

Purchase tickets for the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival screenings of On Her Shoulders


War Crimes: Causes, Excuses and Blame

Thursday, October 25 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
AMU Ballroom A (1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

War Crimes: Causes, Excuses and Blame (Oxford University Press) proposes an original theory of the causes of war crimes and the responsibility of war crimes perpetrators. Drawing on work from sociology, psychology, law, philosophy, and anthropology, the book offers new insights into the psychology of war crimes, military ethics, and moral responsibility.

Fr. T. Michael McNulty, S.J., Scholar in Residence, Center for Peacemaking will facilitate a panel with the authors and members from Marquette’s faculty.


Jessica Wolfendale, Ph.D. – Dr. Wolfendale is a Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University and the author of Torture and the Military Profession (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007).

Matthew Talbert, Ph.D. – Dr. Talbert is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at West Virginia University and Senior Researcher in Philosophy at Lund University. He is the author of Moral Responsibility: An Introduction (Polity, 2016).


Risa Brooks, Ph.D.  – Allis Chalmers Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Marquette University.

Mark Berlin, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Political Science at Marquette University.

Lieutenant Colonel Ioannis E. Kiriazis – Professor of Military Science for the Golden Eagle ROTC Battalion at Marquette University.

Co-sponsored by Marquette University’s Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and the Center for Peacemaking. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at cfah@marquette.edu.


Screening of "Jim: The James Foley Story"

Monday, November 5 | 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Cudahy Hall 001 (1313 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Directed by Foley's childhood friend Brian Oakes, the film chronicles the life of American photojournalist James "Jim" Foley. On Thanksgiving Day 2012, Foley was kidnapped in Syria while reporting on the Syrian Civil War and went missing for two years. The infamous video of his beheading in August 2014, purportedly as a response to American airstrikes in Iraq, introduced much of the world to the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS). Interviews with family, friends, journalist colleagues, and fellow hostages provide insight into Foley's character, work, captivity and legacy.

Diane Foley, Jim's mother, will participate in a talkback session following the two-hour long film.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register.

This event is sponsored by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking and Diederich College of Communication.


Jim's Legacy: Inspiring Moral Courage One Person at a Time

Wednesday, November 7 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suites BC (1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Hear from Diane Foley, president of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation and mother of conflict journalist and Marquette alumnus James Foley. Her remarks will include how Jim's experience at Marquette shaped his values, the role of journalists in creating awareness on human rights issues, and Jim's legacy of inspiring moral courage.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register.

This event is sponsored by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking and Diederich College of Communication.


2018-2019 Speakers

Additional details on each speaker's visit to Marquette are forthcoming.

Distinguished Peacemaker

Diane Foley, James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

Peacemaker in Residence

Chaplain Rabia Terri Harris, Stony Point Center Community of Living Traditions

Ignatian Peacemaking Lecturer

Fr. Cedric Prakash, S.J., Jesuit Refugee Service Middle East and North Africa