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EMU Prof Pauses Dialogue With Military To Do Art

One might reasonably expect Lisa Schirch, a research professor with EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), to believe that the best the American military can do in Afghanistan is simply get out of Afghans’ way as they rebuild their country. That American military and diplomatic l ...More

Six Things to Grieve on 9/11 Anniversary

In the days after 9/11, my colleague and I wrote a short article outlining A Long Term Strategy for American Security detailing ways the U.S. could respond to this crisis. But without any real public deliberat ...More

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EMU Plans 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemoration

HARRISONBURG, Va. - The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) community will pause and reflect this week, along with the rest of the world, on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Sept. 11 brought devastating loss to thousands of people in New York City, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and around the world. It changed our worldview from “before 9/11″ to “after 9/1 ...More

EMU professor Lisa Schirch with Pakistani graduates of EMU's masters program in conflict transformation, Ali Gohar (l.) and Jennifer Jag Jivan (right).

Fuel for Extremism Is Beyond Bin Laden, EMU Prof Says

Pakistan-based graduates of Eastern Mennonite University say U.S. military policy in their country has fed extremism and that, sadly, such extremism may not subside with the death of Osama bin Laden. That was a major finding of EMU professor of peacebuilding Lisa Schirch, who was in Pakistan last week, researching and consulting with ...More

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EMU Professor Urges Shift in Iraqi, Afghan Strategy

The United States needs to invest more in development and diplomacy to address root causes of insecurity worldwide. And in Iraq, Afghanistan and other global hot spots, local residents must be empowered to build peace and security from the grass roots. That’s according to Dr. Lisa Schirch, an Eastern Mennonite University professor who has spent con ...More

Peacebuilders Talk With Military, Government

What would representatives from organizations like the Army War College, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Norfolk’s Joint Forces Command, Catholic Relief Services and the U.S. Defense Department be doing at EMU? For the first time in its 90-year history, EMU invited military, government and non-governmental leaders to meet and talk on campus, in concert with participant ...More

’3D Security’ Tackles Washington D.C.

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‘Hope For Peace Day’ Shares Vision

May 19 at EMU was set aside for hope. Nearly 200 people celebrated “Hope for Peace Day,” which brought 125 to campus to join Summer Peacebuilding Institute learners in Saturday workshops, forums, storytelling, youth activities, music, dance and fellowship — organized by the Center for Jus ...More

EMU Prof Launches 3D Security Initiative

Lisa Schirch The 3D Security Initiative based at EMU is attracting wide interest among national leaders who often don ...More