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TitleRenowned Educator, Activist to Address USD Students, Community
ContactMelissa Wagoner
Contact E-mailmwagoner, at
Contact Phone(619) 260-4659

Colman McCarthy, a former syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, and the founder of The Center for Teaching Peace will address students and the San Diego community at the University of San Diego next Thursday, April 29. The Center for Teaching Peace is a Washington, D.C. non-profit that works with schools to begin or to expand academic programs in peace education.

McCarthy currently teaches at Georgetown University Law Center, American University, the University of Maryland, the Washington Center for Interns and two public high schools. Since 1982 he has taught more than 8,000 students. His books include All of One Peace, Involvements and I’d Rather Teach Peace. He is the editor of Solutions to Violence and Strength Through Peace, texts that are used in hundreds of universities and high schools.

McCarthy will address students from the Kroc School for Peace Studies and the School of Education and Leadership Services, in addition to interested members of the USD community and the general public. During McCarthy’s visit to USD, he will discuss the importance of peace education in addressing school violence and in preparing citizens to build a civil, nonviolent global society.  He believes that “unless we teach our children peace someone else will teach them violence.”

Additionally, also next Thursday, the University of San Diego will announce that beginning in 2011, a graduate certificate in peace education will be offered at the university through the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and Kroc School of Peace Studies.

WHO: Colman McCarthy, author and educator

WHAT: Address to the USD Community
“Peace Education: If Not Now, When?”

WHERE: The University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110

WHEN: Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7 p.m.

Colman McCarthy will be available to sign copies of his books  following the lecture.

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