Distinguished Speaker Series to Begin with Celebrated Peacebuilder
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Posted by: Jamie Biglow
Dorothy "Dot" Maver, Ph.D., will be the first speaker of the year in the Distinguished Speaker Series, sponsored by Cottey's Institute for Women's Leadership and Social Responsibility, and will offer an address titled, "The Leadership of Women as Peacebuilders." She will speak at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Missouri Recital Hall of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts.
Maver is an educator and peace builder who inspires cooperation on behalf of the common good, a press release said. Utilizing a shared responsibility and shared leadership model developed over 30 years, the press release said, she attracts individuals and groups to a common purpose while creating a work environment that demonstrates right relationships in a culture of peace.
Maver is president and CEO of the National Peace Academy in the USA, executive director of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding, coordinator of Push4Peace, and a founder and governance member of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace. She formerly served as president and CEO of Peace Partnership International where her talents in education, politics, and grassroots community organizing were focused on applied peace building.
The Center for the Arts is located on the northeast corner of Austin and Tower streets in Nevada.