About the Program

In 2013, we began a Peace Fellowship program on Hofstra University’s campus to work cooperatively with young people in peace and social justice¬†activities. We worked in collaboration with the Center for Civic Engagement in order to bring a program that would bring forth a new generation of peace activists.

The LI Alliance Peace Fellows Program is a peace education and issue advocacy program that focuses on peace, nonviolence and alternatives to war and conflict in the context of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellows will examine the US Role in the world by exploring the issues of peace, nonviolence, human security, and the global challenges that we face in the 21st Century and by re-imaging U.S. foreign policy.

They will also engage in training to facilitate deliberative discussions on campus about current policies and possible alternatives. All participate in issue advocacy and organizing training. The semester-long program will include readings, weekly meetings with briefings and discussions, lectures, training in deliberative dialogue techniques, and an assessment of the program.

We are happy to announce that we have successfully worked with 3 groups in the since the program’s launch.