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Ware Colloquium on Peacemaking

Hosted annually by the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, the Judy S. '68 and Paul W. Ware Colloquium on Peacemaking consists of the Center's signature event, the Ware Lecture on Peacemaking, the Ware Seminars on Global Citizenship and the Ware Practicum in Conflict Resolution. The colloquium is made possible by a generous grant from Judy S. '68 and Paul W. Ware of Lancaster, Pa. The Ware Lecture has brought Nobel Peace Prize recipients, influential journalists, and poltical leaders from around the world to Elizabethtown.

 2016 Ware Lecture


Ever wonder what happened to "the girl in the picture?" A photograph of a young girl running naked down a road, her skin on fire with napalm, changed the way the world viewed not just the Vietnam War but all wars. The "girl in the picture" is Kim Phuc. Join her as she shares her story of resilience, forgiveness, and reconciliation in the 2016 Ware Lecture.

Kim Phuc, as a child, runs down the road, her skin burning with napalm.

Kim Phuc contemporary photo



The lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. It is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Call (717) 361-4757 beginning in March 2016 to reserve tickets.



Pre-Ware Events


Tuesday, March 8, noon, Susquehanna Room
Lecture: Healing and Hope: 40 Years After the Vietnam War - Where are we Now?
Dr. Peggy McFarland, Fulbright scholar, shares her reflections on the orphanages of Vietnam and the work of Brittney’s Hope in the healing of two countries. Reservations required via, $18.00 per person.

Thursday, March 10, 7 pm, Gibble Auditorium
Film Screening: “Indochine”
“A sensual story of unbridled passion set against the violence of the bloody Communist uprising, Indochine is an historically accurate, emotionally wrenching epic of love and war" (from the video jacket).

Monday, March 14 - Friday, April 15, High Library
War and Peace: A Photography Exhibit
The exhibition will include the famous image of Kim Phuc running from her napalmed Vietnamese village as well as other iconic photographs taken by professional journalists. Elizabethtown College students will also exhibit their own images related to the theme. The exhibition will demonstrate how photographs have a profound impact and serve as powerful reminders of the harsh realities of conflict but also of peace.

Tuesday, March 15, 7 pm, Gibble Auditorium
Film Screening: “Platoon”
“A young [US] recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man" (IMDB).

Wednesday, March 30, 7 pm, Gibble Auditorium
Panel Discussion: Conscientious Objectors to the Vietnam War
Hear first-hand accounts of the experiences of those who chose to be conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War. Gain an understanding of the religious beliefs and values that impacted these decisions to engage in alternative service during the Vietnam War.

Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 pm, Leffler Chapel and Performance Center
Ware Lecture with Kim Phuc - “War and Healing: The Girl in the Picture”

Thursday, April 14, 9:00-noon, Hoover 110
Small group discussions with Kim Phuc
Contact CGUP if you are interested in having your students invited.

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