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The Chemistry of Peace: Transforming Cultures of Fear Through Education

The Annual Meeting of the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium (PCSC)

Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The annual meeting of the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium will be held on the Oregon State University campus on the 50th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Linus Pauling, a graduate of OSU.

Pauling is one of the most influential chemists in history, and was winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Pauling and his wife, Ava Helen, were dedicated activists for peace and global justice, and Pauling worked alongside other notable figures such as Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell in the attempt to eliminate nuclear weapons.

OSU is the site of the Linus Pauling archives, including his two Nobel prizes, and is also home to one of the oldest undergraduate peace studies programs in the Oregon University System. We will have the opportunity to visit the archives, and to hear OSU scholars describe the legacy of this visionary, who believed in the need for scientists and other researchers to be actively engaged in the struggle for nonviolence.

For more information, visit

Milam Hall (campus map)
Joseph Orosco
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion