Gwendolyn Myers GC ‘ 14 shares her peacebuilding journey for Modern Ghana

As a child, I dreamt of seeing an airplane—not even being in it—and regularly begged my father to take me to the airport to see one. These days, I fly to different regions of the world on speaking engagements as a peace and human rights advocate. The countries I have visited include the United States, Turkey, the Netherlands, Cambodia, South Africa and Rwanda, among others. I did not initially aspire to a career in peace, human rights and women and youth empowerment advocacy; I wanted to be a doctor and had successfully completed undergraduate studies in chemistry and biology at the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, an affiliate of the Stella Maris Polytechnic, in Monrovia, Liberia. Once I began getting involved in peace advocacy, witnessing the international community’s peace efforts in my country, I realised that disarming the fighters was just an aspect of peace; to achieve genuine peace requires reconciliation among the various groups, between young and old, the genders, etc. ... read more about Gwendolyn Myers GC ‘ 14 shares her peacebuilding journey for Modern Ghana from Modern Ghana

An ‘eye-opening’ conversation: Veteran civil rights attorney and SPI participants gain new perspectives during campus visit  

Civil rights attorney Ari Wilkenfeld has spent all of his professional life in the combative, confrontational world of litigation, where even settlements out of court are hard-fought battles. In a
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Gwendolyn Myers shares about shaping a global agenda for peace

In 2017,Gwendolyn Myers was elected to the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Advisory Council for governance and accountability. The forum nominated her among 5,000 leading experts engaged by the forum to shape a global agenda. She is also a member of the Working Group on Youth for Gender Equality coordinated by the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development. ... read more about Gwendolyn Myers shares about shaping a global agenda for peace from Sierra Leone Times

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee to give commencement address, receive inaugural honorary doctorate of justice

On the occasion of its 100th commencement ceremony, Eastern Mennonite University announces that the 2018 address will be given by alumna and 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee. In recognition
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