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Nov. 4 Saturday Scholar Series presentation available on the Web

Author: Arts and Letters


R. Scott Appleby, professor of history and the John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, John Paul Lederach, professor of international peacebuilding, and A. Rashied Omar, assistant professor of Islamic studies and peacebuilding, delivered the most recent lecture in the University of Notre Dame’s Saturday Scholar Series, “The Role of Religion in Peacebuilding,” on November 4.

The presentation explored the constructive achievements of religiously inspired peace builders, and what those religious actors have done in the past to stimulate the peacebuilding capacity of people suffering in conflicts. The panel also discussed the role of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute in supporting and promoting peace around the world.

The lecture is available for viewing on the Web at:



Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, the Saturday Scholar Series presentations begin three and one-half hours before kickoff of each home football game and are held in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum.

The final presentation of 2006 will be November 18 and will feature a musical performance by music department faculty members Georgine Resick (soprano) and John Blacklow (piano). Titled “Seeds of Change,” the program will feature French musicfrom the first half of the 19th century, including works by Berlioz, Chopin, Liszt, Gounod, and Saint-Sans, as well as spoken commentary drawing parallels between themusic of the period and concurrent trends in literature, the visual arts, social history and politics.

For more information on the Saturday Scholar Series, including a schedule of speakers, visit .

Originally published by Sara Woolf at on November 14, 2006.