Fall 2020 Events Update

As we are continuing to monitor the ongoing Covid-19 situation and adapting as necessary, we have made the decision to host all of our events during the fall semester online only. 

This allows us to move forward with our planning in a time of uncertainty, whilst also ensuring the safety of our wider community. We will share the information for the virtual events as we finalize the logistics. The details and login information will be available on our website and on our social media accounts. 

We have three lectures planned so far for the fall semester. 

On October 6, 2020 at 4:00PM Professor Jeffrey Herf, Distinguished University Professor, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park will present a lecture entitled From the Powerful and Evil Jew to the Zionist as Racist, Oppressor and Imperialist:  Continuity and Change in Antisemitic Falsehoods from Ancient Times to the Present.

On October 29, 2020 at 3:00PM Dr. Hollie Nyseth Brehm, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at The Ohio State University will give a lecture on Reentry and Reintegration of People Convicted of Genocide in Rwanda.

Professor Joseph Richardson’s lecture on Life After the Gunshot: A Digital Storytelling Project on the Impact of Structural and Interpersonal Violence and the Healing Process for Young Black Men will also be rescheduled for the fall semester, and we will confirm the date and time for this event soon. 

Whilst each of the lectures we have planned is rooted in one of our five research themes: 

  • Structural Racism and the Root Causes of Prejudice
  • Human Nature
  • Empowerment of Women and Peace
  • Frontiers of Global Governance and Leadership
  • Overcoming Challenges in the Globalization of the Environment

The lectures also cut across these themes furthering our approach that peace is best understood when examined as an all-embracing, holistic, and inclusive single planetary process. At the center of this examination of peace is the recognition of the awareness of humanity as a single unit, a complex and highly interconnected web comprised of all the peoples of the world. 

The connections between us are more important than ever, whilst we have to maintain a physical distance from each other, we must work harder to ensure that we are looking after each other and working towards a better community on the other side. 

We encourage you to reach out, to keep talking, and to keep caring for each other, and we hope to ‘see’ you at our events in the fall.

About the Author: 

Kate Seaman is the Assistant Director to the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace where she supports the research activities of the Chair. Kate is interested in understanding normative changes at the global level and how these changes impact on the creation of peace.


All the event information will be available on our website.

You can find out more about the Bahá’í Chair by watching our video here.

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