30th March 2006
celebrated American anti-war campaigner Dr James Skelly will visit the
Dr Skelly will
speak to staff and students in the Policy Studies Research Centre on Wednesday
5th April about ‘
Now a Senior Fellow at the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College in Pennsylvania, Dr Skelly refused to serve in Vietnam and sued the United States then Secretary of Defence, helping to redefine the criteria for in-service conscientious objection.
Following his honourable discharge from the
He has spent much of the last 30 years working to forestall war and military conflict while creating educational programmes that might lead to a more peaceful world.
From 1992 until 1997 Dr Skelly lectured and served as Deputy Director and Academic Co-ordinator at the European University Centre for Peace Studies.
He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and serves on the advisory board for The Millennium Journal of International Studies.
He will give his lecture in the Cargill Lecture Theatre in the main academic building at Brayford Pool at 4pm on Wednesday 5th April.
Admission is free, refreshments are available and members of the public are welcome to attend.
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