Lederach to Receive 2 Honorary Degrees, International Studies Association Award

Author: Joan Fallon

The spring 2014 semester is turning up honors for John Paul Lederach, professor of international peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute.

  • On March 20, he will receive an honorary degree from St. Paul University in Ottawa, after delivering the university’s Glasmacher Lecture: “The Journey into Strategic Peacebuilding.”
  • On March 26, at the International Studies Association annual convention in Toronto, he will receive a Distinguished Scholar award along with two other scholars — Cynthia Enloe, research professor of political science at Clark University, and Abdul Aziz Said, professor of international relations at American University.
  • On April 13, he will receive an honorary degree from Conrad Grebel College at the University of Waterloo, at the college’s convocation.

Widely known for his pioneering work in conflict transformation, Lederach is involved in peacebuilding work in Colombia, Nepal, Myanmar and the Philippines. He has helped design and conduct training programs in 30 countries across five continents.

At Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute, where he has taught for 13 years, Lederach also directs the Peace Accords Matrix. He is the author of 22 books, most recently When Blood and Bones Cry Out: Journeys through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation (with Angela Lederach). He holds two other honorary doctoral degrees, from Elms College and Bluffton College.

Contact: John Paul Lederach, 574-631-6970, jplbus@gmail.com