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Book Talk: Teaching Peace as a Matter of Justice, with Dale Snauwaert

Please join us for a book talk with Dale Snauwaert, author of Teaching Peace as a Matter of Justice (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: July 2023).

“This book explores the normative dimensions of peace studies and peace education through the lens of moral and political philosophy. The purpose is to explore the idea of peace as a matter of justice, and to articulate a pedological framework for the development and exercise of citizens’ capacities for moral reasoning and judgment regarding potential responses to the basic questions of justice, including resisting injustice. The just conditions necessary for peace are contingent upon the informed participation of democratic citizens who are capable of becoming dynamic agents of justice. The development of citizens’ capacity for moral reasoning and judgment is of paramount importance, for it constitutes a necessary condition for the realization of justice and peace on all levels of human society, from local to global. The book will be of interest to both students and all those interested in thinking about peace as a matter of justice.” — publisher’s description

Dale T. Snauwaert is Professor of Educational Philosophy and Peace Studies, and Director of the Graduate Certificate in the Foundations of Peace Education and Undergraduate Minor in Peace Studies, at the University of Toledo, USA. He is the founding editor of In Factis Pax: Online Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice. Informed by moral and political philosophy, including theories of justice, his core interests include the philosophy of peace, democracy, and human rights education. He is co-author, with Fuad Al-Darawessh, of Human Rights Education Beyond Universalism and Relativism: A Relational Hermeneutic for Global Justice, the co-author, with Janet Gerson, of Reclaimative Post-Conflict Justice: Democratizing Justice in the World Tribunal on Iraq, and the editor of two volumes of Betty Reardon’s work: Betty A. Reardon: A Pioneer in Education for Peace and Human Rights and Betty A. Reardon: Key Texts in Gender and Peace, as well as Exploring Betty A. Reardon’s Perspective on Peace Education.

Joining Dr. Snauwaert in discussion will be his colleague and Teachers College alumna (2014) Dr. Janet Gerson, Director of the International Institute on Peace Education.

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Jan 25 2024


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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