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Penny Seymoure receives Peace Educator Award

  • Penny Seymoure
    Penny Seymoure
    Carthage College
October 31, 2013

Penny Seymoure, associate professor of neuroscience and psychological science, was recently awarded the Dick Ringler Distinguished Peace Educator Award by the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies is an organization of public and private colleges and universities dedicated to enriching academic and public discourse on issues of peace and conflict. Carthage has been a member of the nonpartisan institute since its founding in 1985.

The Dick Ringler Distinguished Peace Educator Award is given to those who make a notable contribution to teaching or studying human experience, national and global security issues, global cooperation, human rights and international law, environmental responsibility and global sustainability, as well as factors necessary for peace on multiple levels.

Prof. Seymoure received the award for her work with Mbya Guaraní Indigenous groups in Northeastern Argentina and, specifically, the telling and retelling of their stories, and formally documenting and publicizing governmental abuses against the Mbya.