April 2020: Charles Rumsey, a founder of the Institute, died April 28, 2020. Professor Rumsey was a member of the history faculty at UW-Stevens Point from 1966 until his retirement in 1991. He specialized in constitutional and economic history, notably industrialization and technology, and developed a course on the automobile and its effect on American life. He was the second director of the university’s Peace Studies Program and a co-founder of the Wisconsin institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. He received the Institute’s Dick Ringler Distinguished Peace Educator Award in 1998. His obituary is here.
April 2020: The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies is pleased to announce its student award winners for 2020.
Anastassia Christensen, Student Scholar, UW-Milwaukee, recognized for research on refugee women’s health and challenges in the healthcare system.
Jada Woodley, Student Scholar, UW-Milwaukee, recognized for research on social structures and norms that lead to persistence of structural inequalities.
Dreamers Welcome, Student Activists, Cardinal Stritch University, recognized for creating a more just and caring community by promoting cultural awareness and discussions around issues of diversity and inclusion, and also for advocacy for undocumented, DACAmented, and international students.
Monika Ganguly-Kiefner, Student Activist, UW-Milwaukee, recognized for activism on behalf of Groundwork and its work to support and manage projects around urban sustainability, including urban farms and sustainable agriculture.
March 2020: The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies is pleased to honor Janan Najeeb with its Dick Ringler Distinguished Peace Educator Award. Janan Najeeb is founding member and president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition and director of the Islamic Resource Center. She is recognized for her tireless work to promote interfaith understanding and to educate the public about Islam and Muslim Americans.