Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:30 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Korean Peninsula Affairs Center
People Power in International Relations
A Talk by Doug
Representative, Pax Christi
Doug Hostetter will discuss his
continuing efforts to utilize people power to show governments the way to
resolve conflicts from Iran to North Korea. He will draw on his 50-year
experience in peacemaking and Track III efforts in conflict zones around the
Shaped by the nonviolent
values of his Mennonite community, when the Cold War led the U.S. to engage in
the Vietnam War, Doug Hostetter refused the draft but volunteered to do his Conscientious Objector
service in Vietnam. From 1966 to 1969, under the auspices of the Mennonite
Central Committee, he did literacy work with Vietnamese children
whose schools the war had destroyed. After Vietnam, Hostetter joined the U.S. anti-war movement and served as a member of the 1970 U.S.
National Student Association delegation to Vietnam that negotiated the People’s
Peace Treaty, a peace treaty concluded between U.S. students and students in
both South Vietnam and North Vietnam. He has continued ever since to engage in active nonviolent peacebuilding with
“enemies” in conflict zones around the world.
Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, and Korean Peninsula Affairs Center.
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