Speaker Series

One way to develop the skill set to become an effective peacemaker is to learn from the stories of those who have dedicated their lives to promoting peace.

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.

Mauricio Garcia-Duran, S.J. Rabia Terri Harris Kathy Kelly

Some previous visitors include: Kathy Kelly (right), Jim Douglass, Rabia Terri Harris (center), Ann Wright, Mauricio Garcia-Duran, S.J. (left), Marie Dennis, and Mel Duncan.

Ignatian Peacemaking Lecture

Every year an expert in Ignatian spirituality delivers a lecture on the connections among forgiveness, healing, empowerment, and mission.

Simone Campbell, S.S.S Cedric Prakash, S.J. Patxi Alvarez, S.J.

Some previous lecturers include: Cedric Prakash, S.J. (center), Patxi Alvarez, S.J (right)., Simone Campbell, S.S.S. (left), and Tom Kelly.

Distinguished Peacemakers

Each year we host distinguished local and international peacemakers to share their rich knowledge and instructional stories about their work and experiences to benefit students, faculty, and the community. Themes of their work may include nonviolent action, spirituality of nonviolence, or performing and visual arts.

Mubarak Awad Grandmother Mona Polacca Diane Foley

Some previous presenters include: Mubarak Awad (left), Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J., Rabbi Arthur Waskow, George Mitchell, Diane Foley (right), Grandmother Mona Polacca (center), and Allen Ottaro.


Mission Week

The center is often a partner in the university's celebration of Mission Week. Mission Week occurs the first full week of February each year.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture

The center often partners with the Raynor Memorial Libraries and Office of Diversity and Inclusion to host the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lecture. This usually occurs in late January or early  February.

Soup with Substance

The center partners with Campus Ministry, Center for Engagement and Inclusion, Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach, Office of International Education, and others to host the weekly Soup with Substance gatherings. It is a lunch-time series on peacemaking and social justice that is open to the public. Sign up for Soup with Substance event notices.