St. Scholastica Hosts Advocate for Nuclear Non-Proliferation

The College of St. Scholastica’s Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice hosted Marion Küpker, a leading German peace activist and advocate for nuclear non-proliferation. She is the “international coordinator against nuclear weapons for the German Peace Society of United War Resisters.”

Her speech focused on her work with respect to the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty, the new UN treaty banning nuclear weapons, and on the 180 nuclear weapons (gravity bombs) still deployed in five European countries. She is “Hamburg’s international coordinator on nuclear weapons for the German Peace Society of United War Resisters, the country’s oldest anti-war organization.” Küpker’s work on direct non-violence is a mission supported by St. Scholastica, which advocates for peaceful resolution to conflict. Hosting Küpker reflects the university mission of providing “intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work.”

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The College of St. Scholastica Hosts Peace & Justice Series

The College of St. Scholastica is in the midst of their annual Peace & Justice Series. From September 2017 to March 2018, St. Scholastica will be hosting a variety of lectures focusing on sustainable living. The first lecture was given by Andrew Revkin, current reporter at ProPublica and former reporter at The New York Times. His lecture was titled “Ending Life as We Knew It” and spoke about the “destruction of the Amazon rain forest, sustainable development, and climate change, particularly as it affects the North Pole environment.” The rest of this year’s Alworth Center for Peace and Justice Lecture Series lineup is:

Oct. 24-“The Truth About Nuclear Energy” with Gwyneth Cravens

Nov. 9-“Economic Growth Still Matters” with Bob Hoffman

Feb. 8-“Shifting to Solar and Wind Power” with Janet Larsen

Mar. 20-“Enviromental Stewardship as a Personal Calling” with Andrew Hoffman

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