The Peace and Global Studies Program is a campus-wide initiative to help students, faculty and the Le Moyne community meet the challenges of living and working responsibly and ethically in an ever-smaller world.
The program is built upon two campus initiatives, the Center for Peace and Global Studies and the Peace and Global Studies Major.
The Center aids in the development of the infrastructure of Peace and Global Studies at the College. It coordinates and enhances the living and learning community at Le Moyne and its efforts to promote the critical engagement with issues of global peace and justice. The Center helps create new internship and study abroad opportunities for Le Moyne students and provides resources for new cultural and educational initiatives. It also supports faculty research and course development on issues of peace and global studies.
The Peace and Global Studies Major will help students understand the origins, challenges and ethical dimensions of globalization. Students in the major – and students taking global studies courses as electives – will be asked to think about a host of issues that transcend national boundaries, such as migration/immigration, global climate change, refugees, terrorism, the movement of capital and development. Students will also explore how concepts of justice and peace are linked in the world context to issues of economics, labor relations, the environment, gender, family, law, human rights, communications and culture.
Some current and ongoing initiatives supported or sponsored by the Center include:
- Faculty appointments in Latin American, Asian and African Studies
- Interdisciplinary Faculty seminars—2003 topic, Feminist Approaches to Peace, War and Global Studies
- Course development to "globalize" the curriculum at the College
- A speakers’ series that has brought to campus people like Mairead Corrigan Maguire, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Nobel (Berrigan Lecture); John Esposito, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding; Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize Winning author; Chinese human rights activist Dimon Liu; Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager portrayed in the film "Hotel Rwanda;" and John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project
- Enhancement of the Noreen Falcone Library’s holdings on the Middle East and Islam
- Creation of new study abroad and global service opportunities
- Establishing links with similar programs at other Jesuit institution
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