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Inaugural Symposia Panelists

Human values, global challenges and the liberal arts

Associate Professor of Sociology

David Cunningham earned a B.A. and B.S. from the University of Connecticut and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on racial violence in the South during the civil rights era, especially on the impact of the Ku Klux Klan. He has worked as an adviser to the Greensboro (N.C.) Truth and Reconciliation Commission as well as the Mississippi Truth Project, a statewide effort to clarify racial history in Mississippi between 1945 and 1975, and served as an expert witness in several court cases. A recipient of the Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer ’69 and Joseph Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, he teaches courses in social movements, youth subcultures and research methodology.


Assistant Professor in the Coexistence and Conflict Program

Theodore Johnson received a Ph.D. and an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and an LL.B. and J.D. from Western State University. His areas of expertise include peace, coexistence and conflict studies; conflict and development; negotiation and mediation; international law; and international organizations. He has participated in the post-apartheid peace process in South Africa, working with Greek and Turkish Cypriots toward bicommunal capacity building and with political leaders in Northern and South Central Iraq to develop joint problem-solving skills and strategies. He has been an adviser to several U.N. agencies, including WHO, FAO and UNCTAD, and also has advised the international food safety organization Codex Alimentarius. He is on the board of directors of the New England Association of Conflict Resolution and is a member of the American and California bar associations.


Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Kate Moran earned a B.A. from Santa Clara University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her specialty is moral philosophy, especially in the context of works by Immanuel Kant. She also has research and teaching interests in contemporary moral and political philosophy, the history of philosophy and the philosophy of education. Moran teaches courses on ethical theory, the philosophy of revolution and environmental ethics.