Eastern's Peace and Human Rights Committee, PHRC, will host a panel, "Ambassadors for Peace and Human Rights." on Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library. President Nunez will welcome the audience and greet the presenters, after which Philosophy Professor Hope Fitz will note some of the highlights of the Peace and Human Rights Committee that has organized and sponsored various events for the past 13 years. Moderator William Salka, professor of political science, will introduce the panel.
The featured speakers of the panel will be Eudora Pettigrew, PH.D, former chairperson of the IAUP (International Association of University Presidents)/United Nations Commission on Disarmament Education, Conflict Resolution, and Peace; and Charles Prewitt, Professor Emeritus and former teacher of the Peace and Human Rights core course for the Peace and Human Rights Minor on campus. Pettigrew will speak on Human Rights issues in general. Prewitt will speak on his conscription to work on the Manhattan Project. Other presenters include Professors of Political Science Nicole Krassas and Christopher Vasillopulos; Fitz; History Professor Stacey Close; Mary Curran, associate professor of geography; Visual Arts Professor Gail Gelburd; English Professor Raouf Mama; and David McLeod, a graduate student majoring in Education, who will address the issue, "Transphobia: Is it Fear or Hate."