Tag: lisa schirch

EMU professor presents manual at The Hague

The keynote speech at a conference last December in the The Hague, the Netherlands, came from an unlikely pair of peacebuilders from the Phillipines.


EMU Earth Day forum highlights millions in savings from sustainability

As part of the Virginia Acts on Climate campaign, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light and Sierra Club partnered with Eastern Mennonite University today to host an Earth Day forum, showcasing the school’s energy efficiency and sustainability accomplishments.


Earth Day Forum: Virginia Acts on Climate

Eastern Mennonite University leaders, Sierra Club, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light sponsor “Virginia Acts on Climate” clean energy showcase


Eastern Mennonite University prof pauses military dialogue for 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


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 Pakistani peace […]


Lisa Schirch | The right to self-defense is not a strategy for peace

From an Israeli perspective, the cost in international outrage and Palestinian civilian lives of the current attacks on Gaza is worth the price of crushing Hamas’s firepower. The goal is seductive, and Israel will likely succeed in slowing the development of rockets by Hamas in the short term. But just like Israel’s siege of Lebanon […]