Desmond Tutu Centre CEO is Marquette’s 2010 Peacemaker in Residence

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Nomfundo Walaza to address role of women in conflict resolution

Nomfundo Walaza, the chief executive officer of the Desmond Tutu Peace Center, has been selected as Marquette University’s Center for Peacemaking’s 2009-2010 Peacemaker in Residence. Walaza will present “Women Waging Peace: A South African perspective,” Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, room 001.

A clinical psychologist, Walaza has served as the Executive Director of the Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture and worked closely with the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

She has been the CEO at the Tutu center since 2007. She is also active with Psychologists Without Borders, Operation Dove and Women Demanding Dignity.

The Center for Peacemaking annually invites an internationally recognized nonviolent theorist/activist to spend a week as the Marquette University Peacemaker in Residence.  In addition to the public presentation, the peacemaker in residence will visit with classes, talk with student organizations, spend time with faculty conducting research on nonviolence and meet with university leadership.

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