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Livingstone to lecture Tuesday at Union’s ‘Town and Gown’ series

JACKSON, Tenn.Jan. 24, 2005 – Ann Livingstone of the Pearson Peacekeeping Center in Ottawa, Canada, will speak on the after-affects of war at the next “Town and Gown” lecture at Union University Jan. 25.

Livingstone, a former Union professor, is now the director of research and program development for Pearson. Her lecture topic will be “When the shooting stops, then what?”

“The reality of conflict is that it doesn’t stop when the shooting stops,” Livingstone said. “There are sub-agendas of conflict that continue long after there’s any kind of peace accord or peace agreement.”

Livingstone said her lecture will focus on the impact of conflict on land, infrastructure, economy and vulnerable populations.

“Any group of people going into a post-conflict environment has to be mindful of the impact on the host peoples and what that conflict has done to them,” she said.

Livingstone’s lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in room D-3 in Union’s Penick Academic Complex. It is free and open to the public. After Livingstone’s lecture, Union music professor Richard Joiner will speak on the topic, “The Music of Wartime.”

For more information, contact Jean Marie Walls at (731) 661-5359.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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