12th Annual John Howard Yoder Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion, and Peace


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Charles Villa-Vicencio, visiting professor, Conflict Resolution Program, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town, South Africa

Charles Villa-Vicencio works largely in the area of transitional justice and social transformation in South Africa and on the African continent. He has worked on transitional mechanisms and peacebuilding initiatives in Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. He also has consulted on political conflict in the Spanish Basque country, Sri Lanka, Peru, and Colombia.

About the Yoder Dialogues:
John Howard Yoder, a founding fellow of the Kroc Institute and a professor of theology at Notre Dame, was an insightful and effective proponent of Christian non-violence. In addition to initiating courses on war, law, ethics, and non-violence, he began a dialogue with faculty in military science that continues to this day. A generous gift from Anne Marie Yoder, his widow, established an endowment to fund the John Howard Yoder Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion, and Peace.

This talk is free and open to the public. It will be followed by lunch and informal dialogue.

For more information, visit the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies website.