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Noted Peace Activist Serving as Visiting Faculty Member for UH Honors College

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November 16, 2010-Houston-

Mient Jan Faber is known worldwide as a leader in the international peace movement. This month, he is bringing his insight on global security and war to the University of Houston's Honors College.

"We are fortunate to have Dr. Faber on our faculty again this year," Honors College Dean Bill Monroe said.  "He is one of the world's foremost authorities on 'human security from below.'  He approaches war not as an abstract, geopolitical concept or a contest between governments, but as the local experience of want, dread, and violence."

Faber is serving as a guest faculty member during the month of November. He is teaching the Honors College course "Wars and the Transformation of the Security Fabric." He will also visit Houston high schools Memorial, Strake Jesuit and DeBakey as part of the Honors College's Scholars in the Schools program.

At 4 p.m., Nov. 17, Faber will deliver the lecture "One Hundred Years of War in the Middle East" in the Honors College Commons (second floor of UH's M.D. Anderson Library). This event is free and open to the public.

Faber has ventured to a number of conflict zones and has written numerous articles on Iraq, Kashmir, Palestinian/Israeli relations and nuclear proliferation. He is a professor of Human Security in War Situations at the Vrje Universiteit in Amsterdam and the political director of the Helsinki Citizen's Assembly in Baku/Paris. For 30 years, he served as the secretary general of the Interchurch Peace Council in the Hague.

 

About The Honors College

The Honors College at the University of Houston is a hub of excellence that serves the needs of gifted undergraduates in more than 100 fields of study and reflects the rich diversity of the University of Houston in its courses, faculty, and students. For over 50 years, the Honors College has offered students the best of both worlds: the advantages of a small college together with the comprehensive resources and rich diversity of a large university. For more information about the Honors College, visit http://TheHonorsCollege.com.

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