Lecture Presented at Salisbury University:
"Canaries in the Coal Mine: The Role of Peace Advocates When War Approaches" delivered March 13, 2003
Executive Director of the Hague Appeal for Peace.
After five years of U.S. Naval service Mr. Hovey received an honorable discharge as a conscientious objector in 1976. He then made a transition and became as a Maryknoll missionary in Bolivia and Peru, where he lived and worked with residents in a shantytown near Lima (1977-1982). For decades he has been involved with Pax Christi, the global Catholic peace movement, where he served as Executive Director of the Pax Christi Center on Conscience and War in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1985-1990) as well as on the Pax Christi USA National Council. Mr. Hovey eventually became the US representative to Pax Christi International and finally the principle NGO representative to Pax Christi International on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. He is also a professor of Peace and Justice Education at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Mr. Hovey works closely with the Office of the Secretary General at the UN as well as with Ambassadors on the UN Security Counsel. He is well known and respected for his diplomacy, fairness and transparency.
This event was co-sponsored by the Center for Conflict Resolution
and the Office of Cultural Affairs and Museum Programs.