183 Peace Monuments at Universities & Colleges

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Peace Monuments at Universities & Colleges

This webpage illustrates 184 of the 200 peace monuments so far identified on university & college campuses.
Additional peace monuments will be added when identified. | Monuments are illustrated in chronological order.
Click here for article in the Winter 2012 newsletter of the Peace & Justice Studies Association (PJSA).
= Nobel Peace Prize. | = International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP)

The following 124 campuses have at least 162 peace monuments of various forms (all illustrated below): Agnes Scott College | Amherst College | A.T. Still University | Bard College | Bishop's University | Bluffton University (7) | Brandeis University (2) | Broward College | Burritt College | California State University (2) | Carl von Ossietzky University | Carnegie Mellon University | Colgate University | Colorado University | Columbia Theological Seminary | Columbia University | Cornell University | Duke Divinity School | Earlham College | Emory University | Eureka College | European Peace University | Fairleigh Dickinson University | Fresno State University (2) | Furman University | Gateway Technical College | George Fox University | George Washington University (2) | Georgetown University | Georgia State University | Georgian Court University | Goshen College | Hamilton College | Hebrew University | Hiroshima City University | Hope College | International Holistic University | Iona College | Johns Hopkins University | Juniata College | Kennesaw State University (2) | Kent State University | The King's College | Kyung Hee University | Lebanon Valley College | Leeds University | Lincoln Memorial University | Manchester College (4) | Missouri University of Science & Technology | Morehouse College | Moscow State University | Nanjing University (2) | Oberlin College | Oklahoma University | Oregon State University | Panafrican Peace University | Pennsylvania State University | Princeton University (3) | Ritsumeikan University (5) | Rollins College (2) | Saginaw Valley State University | Saint Peter's College | San Francisco State University | San Jose State University | Shenandoah University | Siena College | Simon Frazier University | Stanford University | State University of New York New Paltz | Swarthmore College | Tel Aviv University | Texas A&M University | Towson University | Tufts University | Université Libre de Bruxelles | Université de Mons-Hainaut | UN University | UN University for Peace (3) | University of Arkansas (3) | University of Berne | University of Bradford (3) | University of British Columbia (3) | University of California Berkeley | University of California Los Angeles | University of California Santa Barbara | Universtiy of California Santa Cruz | University of Chicago | University of Georgia | University of Groningen | University of Hawai`i | University of Illinois Chicago | University of Massachusetts (2) | University of Michigan (2) | University of Missouri | University of Munich | University of North Florida | University of Notre Dame | University of Rochester | University of San Diego (2) | University of Saarland | University of St. Thomas | University of Texas Austin | University of Tennessee Knoxville (2) | Univertisy of Tripoli | University of Ulm | University of Utah | University of Vienna | University of Washington (4) | University of Wisconsin Madison | Upper Iowa University | Uppsala University | US Naval Academy (3) | Vanderbilt University | Virginia Military Institute | West Virginia University | Western Washington University | Westminster College | Williams College | Wilmington College of Ohio (2) | Yale University (2) | York St. John University | York University (Toronto).

In addition, the following 36 campuses (among many others?) have at least one Peace Pole each (* = not illustrated below): *Augusta State College | Bluffton University | California Lutheran University | *Chandler-Gilbert Community College | *Colorado State University | Delta College | *Dominican University | Eastern Michigan University | *Florida International University | *Fordham University | Georgetown University | Georgian Court University | Gettysburg College | Kansas State University | Lawrence Technological University | Lone Star College | *Old Dominion University | MacMurray College | Manchester College (2) | McPherson College | *Montclair State University | Northeastern Illinois University | Pennsylvania State University | Pitt Community College | Prescott College | Richland College | *Saint-Mary-Of-The-Woods College | *Siena College | *State University of New York Orange Middletown | *UN University for Peace | University of California Los Angeles | University of Denver | *University of Maine | University of Narino | *University of South Florida | *University of Washington Tacoma | Waubonsee Community College | *Youngstown University

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1628 - "The Reconcilation of King Henry III & Henry of Navarre," Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York (USA). By Peter Paul Rubens [1577-1640].

1806 - Tripoli Monument or Peace Monument, US Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, Maryland (USA). Made in Italy by Charles Micali. Originally erected in the Navy Yard, Washington, DC. Damaged by fire during War of 1812. Moved to West Grounds of the US Capitol in 1831. Moved to USNA in 1861. Plaque: "The oldest military monument in the United States honors heroes of the War against the Barbary Coast Pirates [1801-1805], the new republic's first war..." Renovated in June 2000.

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1848 - Burritt College, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee (USA). Closed in 1939, but ruins still visible. "Founders chose the name of [philanthropist, social activist & former blacksmith] Ehihu Burritt [1810-1879] to affix to their school because they admired the initiative, perseverance & determination which characterized Burritt's rise to national prominence. While there was not an overwhelming amount of pacifistic sentiment within the Church of Christ, there was nevertheless a sufficient amount for the small band of Christians in the isolated village of Spencer, Tennessee, to know of the life and work of one of the outstanding leaders in the peace movement. Generally the Church of Christ followed the pattern set by other religious groups in questions such as war and slavery." /// Burritt & Belgian lawyer & philanthropist Auguste Visschers [1804-1874] organized the first peace congress after the revolutions of February 1848 in Brussels (Belgium).

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1853 - Okinawa Bell (Gokoku-ji), Bancroft Hall, US Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, Maryland (USA). Commodore Matthew C. Perry [1794-1858] carried an Okinawa temple bell to the USA & proposed that it be mounted atop the Washington Monument (then under construction) in Washington, DC. His widow donated the bell to the US Naval Academy where it was displayed on the grounds (left image circa 1902), then placed just outside Bancroft Hall, the academy's largest building (right image). In 1987, the bell was returned to Okinawa, and a replica now serves at the academy.
1855 - "The Reconcilation of Montagues & Capulets (Over the Dead Bodies of Romeo & Juliet)," Yale Center for British Art, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (USA). By Frederic Lord Leighton [1830-1896].

1867 - Haystack Monument, Mission Park, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts (USA). "Commemorates the meeting of five Williams students in August 1806 which started the American foreign missions movement. Within four years of that gathering, some of its members established the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM). In 1812 it sent forth its first missionaries to India."
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After 1914 - Edwin Ginn Library, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, near Boston, Massachusetts (USA). The main library at Fletcher. Named for publisher Edwin Ginn [1838-1914], one of the wealthiest men of his day. After his second marriage to a much younger woman in his late 50's, Ginn directed his energies & finances to important social causes: the American peace movement was his primary concern. He was resolved to attempt to change world attitudes regarding the arming for war. He promoted diplomacy by appealing to world attitudes to use logic, reason & common sense." Ginn was a Tufts benefactor. The library is "the first collection based on the donation of the library of Ginn's World Peace Foundation."
1918 - "The Murder of Edith Cavell," Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (USA). Black chalk & black crayon over charcoal on cream wove paper by American artist George Bellows [1882-1925]. Drawn for a series of 12 lithographs he produced depicting atrocities committed by German armies in Belgium. Edith Cavell [1865-1915] was a British nurse & humanitarian celebrated for saving lives from all sides of WW-I & helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium. She was executed by a German firing squad, then received sympathetic press coverage worldwide. Well-known for saying "Patriotism is not enough."

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1923 - War Memorial Sculpture, Michael Sadler Building, Leeds University, Leeds (England). "The radical sculptor, Eric Gill [1882-1940], was commissioned to produce a war memorial for the University of Leeds. In 1923 he presented a frieze of the gospel story of Jesus driving the money-changers out of the temple. Those expelled were dressed as contemporary Leeds merchants. Gill’s message was that the ‘money men’ were a key cause of the war. This controversial artwork challenges us to ask whether the pressures of wealth and human greed still lead to war in the 21st century."

1928 - Lion & Lamb Heraldry, South Gable, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (USA).The entire work, done by Lee Lawrie & Ulric Ellerhausen, is called "The March of Religion Across the Centuries." Elijah (left) & Isaiah (right). The two animals at the sides of the shield are a lion and a lamb, referring to Isaiah's prophecies regarding peace on Earth after the return of the Messiah?
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1929 - Walk of Fame, 1000 Holt Avenue, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida (USA). "Consists of over 500 separate stones arranged in a large semicircle around Mills Lawn in the heart of the campus. Each stone bears the name of a historical figure deserving of recognition in his or her field. Those represented include artists, philosophers, writers, inventors, scientists & other influential thinkers from the past & present." "[College] President Hamilton Holt [1872-1951] donated 22 stones from his family home in Connecticut. Those stones were the foundation for the Walk of Fame, 'conceived as a permanent memorial to the great men & women in history, past & present.' The original walk ran between Carnegie & Knowles Halls. The headstone that now introduces the Walk of Fame is a 200-year-old mill stone from Holt’s Woodstock home. All students & faculty were invited to contribute stones to the Walk, although President Holt admitted some had to be rejected because they weren’t sufficiently 'famous.'" Click here for an incomplete list of names on the walk (currently 526).

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1930 - Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (USA). Began with donation of papers from Jane Addams who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. Has oniline Exhibits. 1931
1932 - Peace Tower, Myron Taylor Hall, Law School, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (USA). "Symbol of the post-World War I aspirations of Cornell's faculty – 'world peace through international law.'" Donated by Myron C. Taylor, Chairman of US Steel Corporation.
1930's - "Swords Into Plowshares," Klassen Court, Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio (USA). Bronze plaque by John Peter Klassen [1888-1975]. Based on Issiah 2:4: "They shall beat their swords into plowshares." Photo by EWL. Klassen Clourt conains several other outdoor sculptures by John Peter Klassen.

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November 11, 1938 - Peace Monument, in front of Lyman's Hall, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida (USA). German artillery shell made into a monument by Hamilton Holt [1872-1951], president of Rollins College. Dedicated on Armistice Day 1938. "Vandalized on Aug. 23, 1943. It was suspected that servicemen from the US Army STAR (Specialized Training and Reassignment) unit stationed on campus were responsible for the act, but investigation did not support that conclusion. The German shell on the stone pedestal was destroyed, but the plaque survived, was put in storage, and was rediscovered in the 1980's under President Thaddeus Seymour, who rededicated it in 1988 by the stairway of the Mills Memorial Building next to Holt’s statue. [Information courtesy of college archivist Wenxian Zhang 10Jan11]" The Plaque bears this inscription: Pause, passerby and hang your head in shame. This Engine of Destruction, Torture and Death Symbolizes: The Prostitution of the Inventor, The Avarice of the Manufacturer, The Blood-guilt of the statesman, The Savagery of the Soldier, The Perverted Patriotism of the Citizen, The Debasement of the Human Race. That it can be Employed as an Instrument of Defense of Liberty, Justice and Right in Nowise Invalidates the Truth of the Words Here Graven. —Hamilton Holt. Compare 1936 monument of Sylvia Pankhurst [1882-1960] in London (England). Did Holt know about Pankhurst's monument? Video.

1939 - Japanese Monument, landward end of Luce Hall, US Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, Maryland (USA). "Presented to the Academy in 1939 by the family of the late Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito, who died in Washington, DC, that year."

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July 4, 1943 - Statue of Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln, East Park (now Gateway Technical College), Racine, Wisconsin (USA). First statue of Lincoln with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln [1818-1882].
1949 - George Fox University, 414 North Meridian Street, Newberg, Oregon (USA). Founded in 1891 by Quaker pioneers. Named George Fox College in 1949. Merged with Western Evangelical Seminary & renamed George Fox Univesity in 1996.
1946 - Nicholas Murray Butler Library, Columbia University, 535 West 114th Street, New York, New York (USA). Completed in 1934 & renamed for Butler in 1946. Nicholas Murray Butler [1862-1947] was president of Columbia University 1902-1945, president of the American branch of the Association for International Conciliation (founded in Paris in 1905 by Baron d'Estournelles de Constant), president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1925-1945 & chaired the Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration (qv) that met periodically from 1907 to 1912. He "led five international conferences on international arbitration between 1907 and 1912" & received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 (with Jane Addams)."

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Date? - Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, University of Illinois at Chicago, 800 South Halsted, Near West Side, Chicago, Illinois (USA). "A settlement house co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams [1860-1935] & Ellen Gates Starr [1859-1940]... By 1911, Hull House had grown to 13 buildings... [Since when?] the original Hull House building itself is a museum, part of the College of Architecture & the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is open to the public." Jane Addams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 (with Nicholas Murray Butler).

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1953 - Bust of Heinrich Lammasch, The Arkadenhof, University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria). Heinrich Lammasch [1853-1920] was a great Austrian peacemaker: Professor of Penal Law & International Law, & scholar/publicist, as well as active as diplomat (& the last prime minister of imperial Austria). He had strong links with the peace movement. As "a member of the Hague Arbitration Tribunal,... he arranged the Newfoundland dispute between Great Britain & the USA [in 1910]." Information courtesy of Peter van den Dungen.

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1955 - “The Singing Mural,” Ballroom, University Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee (USA). By muralist Marion Greenwood [1909-1970]. Depicting the music, dance, and folklore of Tennessee from the Mississippi on the left to the Appalachians on the right. Minority students complained that the Black cotton picker is a slave. Mural vandalized on May 18, 1970. Has been covered since May 1972. Uncovered briefly March 15-17, 2006, when these photos were taken by the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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After 1960 - Kennedy Marker, on steps of the Michigan Union building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA). Embedding on spot where President Kennedy stood when he announced the idea of the Peace Corps on October 14, 1960. Entry #490 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001). Visited by EWL.

1961? - Robertson Hall, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs (WWS), Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (USA). "A $35 million grant from Charles & Marie Robertson, owners of the A&P grocery chain, funded the construction of the school's current home in Robertson Hall designed by Minoru Yamasaki [1912-1886], best known for designing the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Their donation provided the base of its endowment, which stands at roughly $800 million." /// The sculpture in the reflecting pool is entitled "Fountain of Freedom."

1962 - Statue of Mary Dyer, Stout Meeting House, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana (USA). "The Massachusetts legislature enacted a law that every Quaker in its jurisdiction should be banished on pain of death. Mary Dyer [c1611-1660] was hanged in May 1660 for re-entering that colony, rather than abandon the principles of freedom of speech and conscience." Original of this statue is is Boston, Massachusetts; another copy is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1963 - Broken Obelisk, Central Plaza (Red Square), near Suzallo Library, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (USA). One of four identical monuments by Barnett Newman [1905-1970]. Each is 6,000 pounds of Corten steel more than 25 feet high -- a pyramid topped by a reversed obelisk ascending yet torn, or 'broken,' at its top, obviously some kind of symbolic object roughly resembling traditional monuments of combined pyramid and obelisk. Newman himself described the sculpture in terms conventional to his art: 'It is concerned with life, and I hope I have transformed its tragic content into a glimpse of the sublime.'" See identical monuments in Berlin, Houston & New York City.
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1964 - Marshall Museum & Research Library, Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Lexington, Virginia (USA). George C. Marshall [1880-1959] received the 1953 Nobel Peace Prize.
1964-1965 - World Peace Screen, Teaneck-Hackensack Campus, Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), Teaneck, New Jersey (USA). A 50-foot sculpture created by Austrian-American artist (and FDU graduate - BS’58 (R)) Paul Von Ringelheim. Originally displayed at the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair. On the FDU campus since 1965.
1968 - "The Hawk for Peace," Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, California (USA). By Alexander Calder [1898-1976]. Click here for list of Calder sculptures in the USA, of which only the one in Berkeley is named for peace.
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1969 - Bust of Mahatma Gandhi, between Shrum buildings, Simon Frazier University, Burnaby, British Columbia (Canada). Entry #1227 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).

January 7, 1969 - Statue of Benito Juarez, Foggy Bottom, Virginia & New Hampshire Avenues, NW, Washington, DC. (USA). Sculpted by Enrique Alciati. "A gift from the people of Mexico in exchange for a statue of Abraham Lincoln given by President Johnson." Juarez is the "George Washington of Mexico," and the statue points to the bust of Washington at George Washington University. Benito Pablo Juarez Garcia [1806-1872] was a full-blooded Zapotec Indian who became the first president of Mexico. He corresponded with Abraham Lincoln to get advice on how to establish a democracy, particularly one plagued with interracial problems.
April 15, 1966 - Statue of Abraham Lincoln, Luis G. Urbina Park (since renamed Parque Lincoln), Polanco, Mexico City (Mexico). Gift of the United States presented by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Reproduction of a satue made in 1887 by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for Chicago's Lincoln Park.

1969 - Winston Churchill Memorial & Library in the United States, Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri (USA). Includes a museum in the undercroft of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, a 12th century church from the middle of London which was redesigned by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677, bombed out during WW-II, and relocated to Fulton in 19___. Right image shows section of the Berlin Wall erected outside the church. Churchill made his famous "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in 1946, and Mikhail Gorbachev gave a speech there in 1992 declaring the end of the Cold War. Visited by EWL.

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May 1969 - Bust of Ralph Bunche, Bunche Hall, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California (USA). Has 25 General Assigment Classrooms, of which 16 are Media-Equipped. Images show Palm Court inside the hall & Bunche with Chancellor Charles Young at the hall's dedication. Ralph Bunche [1903-1971], was graduated from UCLA in 1927, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950, & died December 10, 1971, at age 68.
1969 - United Nations University, Tokyo (Japan). "Researches the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the UN and its agencies... Motto is 'Advancing knowledge for human security, peace, and development.'" Another campus in Bonn (Germany). Offices at UN Headquarters New York and UNESCO Headquarters Paris.
December 1969 - "Sky Viewing," Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington (USA). Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi [1904-1988].

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1970 - Sojourner Truth Library (STL), State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, New Paltz, New York (USA). Named in honor of Sojourner Truth [c1797-1883], African-American abolitionist & women's rights activist, who was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826.
1970 - Peace Park, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri (USA). After the shootings at Kent State University [in Ohio on May 4, 1970], students named an area of MacAlester Park "Peace Park." Some memorial stones remain in the grass. Image shows the nearby bridge.
1990 - May 4 Memorial, Daffodil Hill, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (USA). Memorializes the victims of the shootings on May 4, 1970, during the Viet-Nam War.

1972 - "Give Peace a Chance," Wyman Quadrangle opposite Shriver Hall, Homewood Campus, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (USA). "A sculpture donated by the Class of 1970. Created by Theodore Scuris, a graduate student in the Writing Seminars. Made of welded aluminum. Constructed, in the words of John Marron, president of the Class of 1970, to 'relate the Georgian style of architecture to the Twentieth Century.'"
1972 - Ralph Bunche Peace & International House, Colgate University, 80 Broad Street, Hamilton, New York (USA). "Renovated in 1999-2000. With 16 single rooms, a nice kitchen & the student-run Cecilie's café in the basement, the house serves as well as the home of students who share an interest in international cultures & global peace."
1975 - Grave of Hannah Arendt, Bard College, Annandale-on- Hudson, New York (USA). Hannah Arendt [1906-1975] was an influential German-Jewish political theorist. In 1959, she became the first woman appointed to a full professorship at Princeton University. See died December 4, 1975, in New York City & was buried at Bard College where her husband taught for many years.


August 6, 1975 - Peace Resource Center (PRC), Wilmington College of Ohio, Wilmington, Ohio (USA). "Has "the world's largest collection (outside of Japan) of reference materials related to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki." Founded by Barbara Leonard Reynolds who also founded the World Friendship Center (WFC) in Hiroshima (Japan) in 1965. Entry #820 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001). One of 27 US museums in "Museums for Peace Worldwide" edited by Kazuyo Yamane (2008). ">Photo spread.
August 6, 2008 - "Stories of Hope," permanent exhibit at Peace Resource Center (PRC), Wilmington College of Ohio, Wilmington, Ohio (USA). Highlights four stories: PRC founder Barbara Leonard Reynolds [1915-1990], Sadako Sasaki [1943-1955], the Hiroshima Maidens, and Dr. Takashi Nagai [1908-1951], the first published writer of the A-Bomb experience.
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1976 - "United Nations Visit to Nashville" (historical marker), Nashville, Tennessee (USA). Text: "On June 7, 1976, 101 permanent representatives of the UN made a historic and unprecedented group visit to Nashville... [They] attended a forum at nearby Vanberbilt University, a special Tennessee luncheon in Centennial Park, and a special performance of the Grand Ole Opry. UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim [1918-2007] was presented the Cordell Hull Peace award [sic]... Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. No. 70. Erected 1976." Cordell Hull [1871-1955] received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945. President Roosevelt called Hull the "Father of the UN." Click here for monuments related to all Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Click here for monuments related to the United Nations.
May 4, 1977 - "Reconcilation,", J.B. Priestley Library, University of Bradford, Bradford (England). Original statue by Josefina de Vasconcellos [1903-2004]. Unveiled by 1974 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Seán MacBride [1904-1988]. Originally called "Reunion." /// Vandalized by fire on May 25, 2011. Click here for air view. Four copies (paid for by Sir Richard Branson) are in Belfast, Berlin, Coventry & Hiroshima (qv).

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1977 - Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum, Lincoln Memorial University (LMU), Harrogate, Tennessee (USA). "One of the most diverse Lincoln & Civil War collections in the country. Has many rare items - the cane Lincoln carried at Ford's Theatre, two life masks, the tea set he and Mary Todd used in their home in Springfield, and numerous other artifacts." Started in 1929 as a Lincoln collection in one room of Duke Hall. Made possible in 1974 by $500,000 from Colonel Harlan Sanders [1890-1980].
1977 - "The Passage to Freedom," near Talbot Hall, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio (USA). "Commemorates Oberlin as a major stop on the Underground Railroad, the secret route by which abolitionists helped slaves escape to freedom in the Civil War era. Cameron Armstrong (then a senior at Oberlin College) constructed the piece as part of a class art project."
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1979 - Elihu Root House, Hamilton College, 101 College Hill Road, Clinton, New York (USA). Purchased by Root as a summer home in 1893. Named to the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972, at which time it was still owned by Root's descendants. Root was affiliated with Hamilton College throughout his life. The house was acquired by Hamilton College in 1979. Elihu Root [1845-1937] received the 1912 Nobel Peace Prize.

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November 18, 1979 - Peace Sculpture, Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, New Jersey (USA). "Created by Jasha Green [1923-2006], a renowned sculptor and painter, to commemorate the signing of the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. Using two rust-red, Cor-ten steel pieces to construct the abstract, 8-foot high sculpture, he created a “V” shape to represent a dove’s wings. A smaller model of the 12-foot sculpture located in Jerusalem at the International Cultural Center for Youth. A third Peace sculpture is displayed at the Beth Shalom Home in Eastern Virginia. According to Dianne Green, the artist’s wife, the Peace sculptures were placed at these three sites because each one serves a different age group."

1980's

December 1980 - UN University for Peace (UPAZ / UPEACE), Ciudad Colon, 30 kms southwest of San Jose (Costa Rica). Click here for the Wikipedia article.
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November 19, 2000 - Statue of "The Peace Pilgrim," UN University for Peace, Ciudad Colon, 30 kms southwest of San Jose (Costa Rica). By Costa Rican sculptor Fernando Calvo. Peace Pilgrim [1908-1981] walked for peace across the USA for 28 years.

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Date? - Geschwister-Scholl-Platz / Scholl Siblings Square, University of Munich or Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Ludwigstraße, München/Munich (Germany). In front of the main university building. Includes Memorial to the White Rose resistance group (tile reproductions of White Rose pamphlets scattered on the ground). As a student, "Sophia Scholl [1921-1943] was active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason for distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine. Since the 1970's, Scholl has been celebrated as one of the great German heroes who actively opposed the Third Reich during WW-II."
1981 - Broken Shield, central quadrangle, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana (USA). Sculpture by John Mishler. "One of his first metal pieces, Broken Shield became a part of the college, which used it in its advertising. It has been covered in tinfoil, a student made a papier mache figure & posed them together for his senior show, & other students turned it into a flag." Goshen is a Mennonite college with the slogan "Healing the World, Peace by Peace."
1982 - J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA). "Named for former University President & US Senator J. William Fulbright. The College has 19 different academic departments. Fulbright College's Creative Writing & Translation programs rank among the top in the nation. In 2005, Fulbright College held the majority of majors at the University of Arkansas."
1984 - "Constellation Earth," O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center , University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota (USA). "An eight-foot sphere celebrating the global family" by Paul Theodore Granlund [1925-2003]. "First of five casts. The second is at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota; the third is in Nagasaki (Japan); the fourth is at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa; the fifth is at Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio. No additional sculptures will be made because the mold no longer exists."
1984 - "Constellation Earth," Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa (USA). Fourth of five casts.
1984 - "Constellation Earth," Snyder Traffic Circle, Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio (USA). Fifth of five casts. Photo by EWL.
April 10, 1986 - Tree of Peace, Shasta Hall, California State University, Sacramento, California (USA). Original plaque (shown in image) given on Indigenous People's Day (Oct. 12, 2009) to Ensuring Native Indian Traditions club (ENIT) by E. Nathan Jones, CSU Theatre & Dance Department. Its inscription: "TREE OF PEACE. Dedicated by Chief Jake Swamp of the Mohawk Nation, April 10, 1986. 'When I look at this tree, May I be reminded that I laid down my weapons forever.'" Information courtesy of Trevor Super.
1986 - Pacific Bell, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). Dedicated by Yasuhiro Nakasone, Prime Minister of Japan. Designed by Masahiko Katori [1899-1988] who also designed the Yokohama Friendship Bell, Shelter Island, San Diego, California (1960), & the Hiroshima Peace Bell, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan (1964).

1986 - War Memorial Fountain, Fieldhouse Mall (south end of North Quad), University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana (USA). Eight immense monoliths & four lintels, one of which is inscribed "Pro Patria et Pace." Also called "Clarke Peace Memorial" and "Stonehenge." Designed by Notre Dame trustee John Henry Burgee & Philip C. Johnson [1906-2005]. Inscription on adjacent plaque: "War Memorial Fountain erected through the generosity of Maude C. and John W. Clarke Chicago, Illinois. In memory of the Notre Dame men who gave their lives in World War II, Korea, Vietnam. May they rest in peace" Inscription on second plaque: "About 500 Notre Dame alumni gave their lives for their country and peace in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. In memorializing them, we join our prayers to their supreme sacrifice as we inscribe this column Pro Patria et Pace. For Our Country and Peace. This is our prayer that all living Notre Dame men and women dedicate themselves to the service of their country and world peace. -- Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, 1986 A.D." Visited by EWL 29Jul09.

1986 - Hawaii Peace Memorial, Kennedy Theatre, Manoa Campus, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, Hawai`i (USA). Granite monument commemorates Japanese immigration to Hawai‘i. Click here for a PowerPoint presentation.

October 1, 1986 - Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Next to the Carter Center, "a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 by former US President Jimmy Carter & his wife Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University... In 2002, President Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work 'to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy & human rights, & to promote economic & social development' through the Carter Center." Video | Website

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1987 - Monument to Disarmament, Work & Peace, UN University for Peace (UPAZ / UPEACE), Ciudad Colon, 30 kms southwest of San Jose (Costa Rica). By Cuban artist Thelvia Marín. Honors Costa Ricans who have made outstanding efforts in building & maintaining peace. "World's largest peace monument." The central slab is topped by two hands releasing a dove of peace.

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1987 - Portrait of Bert Röling, "De Boom van Kennis / The Tree of Knowledge" (muurschildering / mural), Auditorium, Academy Building, University of Groningen, College Square, Groningen (Netherlands). Bert Röling [1906-1985] was a Dutch jurist who helped found the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in 1964. Huge mural painted by his son Mathijs Röling & by Wout Muller. Lower right corner includes Röling in white hair (similar to his official portrait in the university's senate room) & what appear to be three students.

1987 - Lion & Lamb Peace Arts Center, Bluffton University, Riley Court (Lower Level), Spring Street, Bluffton, Ohio (USA). Several other peace monuments are on the grounds of the center. Director is Louise Matthews (right image). Entry #790 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001). Member of International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP).

April 8, 1988 - Tree of Peace, Bird Effigy Mound, Observatory Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (USA). "Small, pine sapling was laid into the earth under the spiritual guidance of Mohawk Elder Jake Swamp, traditional teacher of the Iroquois Longhouse, during an hour long prayer vigil. The prayer was a long set of instructions for the young tree to abide by as it slowly grew into maturity."

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1988 - European Peace University (EPU), Rochusplatz 1, A-7461 Stadtschlaining (Austria). "20 years of peace studies in a medieval environment." "Founded in 1988 as European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) by Gerald Mader in his capacity as president of the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR). The original curriculum of EPU was designed along the lines of Johan Galtung’s 'Plan for a Master of Peace & Conflict Resolution' which he developed for the University of Hawaii. The EPU has been offering postgraduate programs in Peace Studies since 1990. When the institute gained university status in March 2010, it was renamed to "European Peace University Private Universität"." /// Shares space with Europäische Museum für den Frieden / European Museum for Peace.

1988 - Peace House, Gladdys Muir Peace Garden & Peace Pole, Manchester College (MC), North Manchester, Indiana (USA). Peace House was established in 1988 & is now the residence of the Peace Studies Coordinator, a venue for peace & social justice movies & a gathering place for meetings & event planning. Peace Garden was added in 2001 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the college's Peace Studies Program, the first peace studies program at any college or university in the entire world. Named for Gladdys Muir [1895-1967], founder of the Peace Studies Program. Date of peace pole unknown. Entry #311 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001). Right image courtesy of Zach Washington, Peace Studies Coordinator.

1988 - Marhall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum & Sculpture Garden, Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Road, University Center, Michigan (USA). The work of sculptor Marshall Fredericks [1908-1998]. Click here for all of Fredericks' peace sculpture.
1989 - Eliza Evans Baker Peace Chapel, Baker-Henry Nature Preserve, near Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (USA). Designed by Maya Lin. Image shows setting sun. Eliza Evans Baker was a peace educator. Juniata College has the Baker Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies (PACS). Peace & Justice Studies Association (PJSA) met here in 2007. Entry #869 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).
1989 - Peace Garden, Université Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec (Canada). Entry #1349 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).

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1990 - Peace Garden, Fresno State University, Fresno, California (USA). Created by Prof. Sudarshan Kapoor. Includes statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Cesar Chavez & Martin Luther King, Jr. Also present in the mural are the “Grapes of Wrath,” which resemble skulls to signify the harmful effects of pesticides on farm workers. The grapes also represent the first consumer boycott of the UFW, the 1965 Delano strike. Entry #65 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001). 2002 - Submarine Veterans Memorial, Joyal Administration Building, Fresno State University, Fresno, California (USA). "A handsome granite marker & 54 tulip trees honoring 52 US submarines & 3,505 men who were lost in WW-II & two other submarines & 228 men lost since 1945."

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1990 - "Wings of Peace," Levi & Fortuna Eskenazi Sculpture Garden, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel). ceramic casting by Carlo Zauli [1926-2002]. Height 160. "The sculpture garden, which was dedicated on 23 May 1989 in the presence of Mr. Matatia & his family, is a direct continuation of the university gallery, & holds a permanent exhibition of sculpture, separate sculpture exhibits & those connected with the gallery itself."

August 6, 1990 - Sadako Peace Park, 40th Street & Roosevelt Way, NE, Seattle, Washington (USA). Near Univrsity of Washington. Initiative of conscientious objector Floyd W. Schmoe [1895-2001] who rebuilt homes in Hiroshima (Japan) & won the Hiroshima Peace Prize in 1998. Inscription: "Sadako Sasaki, Peace Child. She gave us the paper crane to symbolize our yearning for peace in the world. A gift to the people of Seattle from Fratelli's Ice Cream. Daryl Smith - Sculptor. 1990." Vandalized in December 2005 but repaired. Left image shows Schmoe & peace cranes. Right image shows hibakusha Ken Nakano of Kirkland, WA. Entry #1063 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).

1991 - "Peace Child of Hiroshima," College of Business, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). Statue of Sadako Sasaki by Seattle sculptor Daryl Smith. Presented by Tadao Sunohara (1944 College of Business) "in gratitude for the oasis of education that he & other west coast Japanese Americans found here during World War II." Information courtesy of Deb Sawyer, Gandhi Alliance for Peace.
1991 - Stop, Look, and Listen, A. J. Muste Alcove, Van Wylan Library (2nd floor), Hope College, Holland, Michigan (USA). "Named for Hope College alumnus & well-known peace activist A. J. Muste [1885-1967]. He spent his life working with Quakers & Communists, organized labor and radical peace activists, all in the name of non-violent solutions to the world's problems. The green sculpture pieces were created by a Hope graduate. They offer a graffiti-friendly way to express your thoughts & convictions." Entry #494 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).

1991 - Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg / Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg (Germany). Carl von Ossietzky [1889-1938] was a radical German pacifist & recipient of the 1935 Nobel Peace Prize. 2">

1991 - "Goddess of Democracy," SUB Plaza, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). Based on the replica in San Francisco of the 1989 goddess in Tiananmen Square, Bejing (China).
1992-August 2011 - "Goddess of Democracy," foyer of the Student Centre, Keele Campus, York University, Toronto, Ontario (Canada). Removed in August 2011. "A York administrator said the statue was in a state of disrepair and the board of the student centre decided to remove it and replace it with a permanent plaque. 'The materials used in its construction have exceeded their life expectancy...the maltreatment by the general population on campus has taken its toll on the general esthetics of the statue,' wrote Scott Jarvis, the centre’s executive director. 'The holes in the exterior cladding allowed for debris to be put inside the cavity leading to health and safety concerns.' Cheuk Kwan said the Chinese community feels a memorial plaque will not have the same meaning as the goddess & has offered to donate a bronze replica to be placed in the same spot as the old statue."

May 18, 1992 - Kyoto Museum for World Peace / Daigaku Kokusai Heiwa Myujiamu, Ritsumeikan University, 56-1 Kita-machi, Toujiin, Kita-ku, Kyoto (Japan). "World's first peace museum established in a university." Founding director was Prof. Ikuro Anzai. One of 3 institutions hosting 6th International Conference of the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) in October 2008. One of 9 Japanese institutions described in brochure for 6th International Conference of the INMP in 2008. Member of International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP).

1992 - "May We Have Peace," entrance to Parrington (North) Oval, Oklahoma University, Norman, Oklahoma (USA). 11-foot bronze statue by Native American artist Allan Houser [1914-1994]. Features a Chiricahua Apache man with a peace pipe. "In 1994, Houser returned to Washington, DC, for the last time to present the US government with the sculpture, 'May We Have Peace,' a gift, he said, 'To the people of the United States from the First Peoples.' The gift was accepted by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton for installation at the Vice President’s residence [now at the National Museum of the American Indian]."

September 12, 1992 - WVU Peace Tree, West Virginia University (WVU), Morgantown, West Virginia (USA). "Planted to commemorate the University's commitment to the rediscovery of America's Indian heritage. Chief Leon Shenandoah, Tadodaho (Presiding Moderator) of the Grand Council of the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, and Chippewa Chief Robert TallTree, also a musician, artisan & storyteller, were invited to plant & bless the tree. On August 8, 1996, vandals cut down the Peace Tree. A second Peace Tree, which still stands today, was planted by Mohawk Chief Jake Swamp on October 19, 1996."
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October 22, 1992 - Peacemakers Monument, Shenandoah University, Winchester,Virginia (USA). Commemorating the handshake between President Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev on December 7, 1987.
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1990 - Peacemakers Monument, Federation of Peace and Conciliation, 36 Prospect Mira, Moscow (Russia). Commemorating the handshake between President Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev on December 7, 1987.
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1993 - "The Women's Table," in front of Sterling Library, Yale University, New Haven, Conneticut (USA). "A spiral, engraved timeline that records the number of women in Yale programs from the founding of the University in the early 18th century through 1993."
August 1993 - Dalton Trumbo Fountain Court, University Memorial Center (UMC), Colorado University (CU), Boulder, Colorado (USA). Named for Dalton Trumbo [1905-1976] the blacklisted author and CU alumnus who stood up to Senator Joe McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947. "Free-speech area" for campus events such as speeches and rallies. Rehabilitated in 2003. Visited by EWL.

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September 5, 1993 - Garden for Peace (GFP #4), Alumni Garden, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia (USA). One of several GFP's sponsored by Gardens for Peace, Atlanta, Georgia (USA).
1994 - Peace Thrones, below Sauder Visual Arts Center near Riley Creek, Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio (USA). Created by B. Amore & Woody Dorsey. Stone seats for conversation or meditation. "Based on legends found in many cultures, the three large granite rocks create a neutral space to foster dialogue and listening in an effort to resolve conflict through dialogue without resorting to violence." Image scanned from university brochure.
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May 5, 1995 - Cesar Chavez mural, San Francisco State University, Malcolm X Plaza, San Francisco, California (USA). Lead artist Carlos (Cookie) Gonzalez. Dedicated about seven months after the SFSU Student Union was renamed after Chavez. The United Farm Workers (UFW) logo of an eagle was taken [by Cesar Chavez [1927-1993] & his brother Robert] from the Mexican flag. (The UFW was the first successful farm workers union in US history with a membership of 100,000 at its peak.) Logo colors represent hope (white), struggle of workers (black) & sacrifice (red). In his left hand Chavez holds a dove, which symbolizes his belief in non-violent resistance. Also present in the mural are the “Grapes of Wrath,” which resemble skulls to signify the harmful effects of pesticides on farm workers. The grapes also represent the first consumer boycott of the UFW, the 1965 Delano strike.

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About 1995 - "World Wall for Peace" (WWFP), between Plassman & Hennepin Hall, Siena College, Loudenville, New York (USA). "Recreated" on September 21, 2010. Image (showing Martin Luther King, Jr., & the words "I have a dream that one day...") is only a few tiles of a much larger mural. One of about 20 WWFP's inspired by Carolyna Marks of Berkeley, California (USA) & created in California, Georgia, Michigan, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Japan, Palestine, Russia & South Africa.

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August 9, 1995 - Nagasaki Peace Bell, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima (Japan). Replica of the Western style bell from Urakami Cathedral which survived the A-bomb blast on August 9, 1945. Presented by Rengo Nagasaki to Rengo Hiroshima on 50th anniversary of the Nagasaki bomb.
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Date? - Nagasaki Peace Bell, Peace Memorial Museum (East Building), Hiroshima (Japan). Replica of the Western style bell from Urakami Cathedral which survived the A-bomb blast on August 9, 1945. Presented by Hiroshima-Nagasaki City Affiliation of Peace & Culture. Photo by EWL.

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May 6, 1996 - J. William Fulbright Hall, The George Washington University, 2223 H Street, NW, Washington, DC (USA). At corner of 23rd & H Streets. "The 8-story residence hall was formerly the Everglades Apartments for Nurses & Everglades Hall before being renamed in honor of Fulbright. The Art Deco-inspired detailing includes curved metal surrounding the recessed entrance & cast stone at the roofline with zigzag motifs & vertical banding. It was named a DC historic site on January 28, 2010, & listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 18, 2010.

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April 27, 1997 - World Peace Bell, International Holistic University, Brasilia (Brazil). Offered after a visit to Japan by Pierre Weil [1924-2008], founder of International University for Peace (UNIPAZ) & City of Peace Foundation. Scan courtesy of WPBA.
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1997 - Peace Wall & Moon Gate, Lion & Lamb Peace Arts Center, Bluffton University, Riley Court (Lower Level), Spring Street, Bluffton, Ohio (USA). By Jon Barlow Hudson. "Replicates the Berlin Wall, a prison wall, a stockade wall & a memorial wall as an interactive art experience representing how we close people out, hold them in, or immortalize them with walls of various kinds." Names 68 peace activists. Entry #793 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).

1997 - Peace House, Lion & Lamb Peace Arts Center, Bluffton University, Riley Court (Lower Level), Spring Street, Bluffton, Ohio (USA). By Jack Mann, art professor at Wittenburg University. Stainless steel sculpture intended to evoke "the peaceful and not-so-peacefull world of 'home.'"
1997 - Jonah & the Whale, Lion & Lamb Peace Arts Center, Bluffton University, Riley Court (Lower Level), Spring Street, Bluffton, Ohio (USA). By Gregg Luginbuhl, art professor at Bluffton University. Invites viewers "to sit and ponder their own experiences of transformation from chaos to peace."

1997 - Plaque & Photo, Manchester College (MC), North Manchester, Indiana (USA). Commemorates speech which Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered at Manchester College on February 1, 1968, shortly before his death on April 4, 1968. Entry #312 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001). Right image shows bust of MLK on site of his 1968 speech. Images courtesy of Zach Washington, Peace Studies Coordinator.
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1997 - "The Day the Wall Came Down," George H. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (USA). Dedicated to freedom. Features five Mustangs jumping a crumbling Berlin Wall. A copy is at the Allied Museum, near Brandenburg Gate, Berlin (Germany). Sculpted by Veryl Goodnight (who lives in San Juan National Forest in Colorado).
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1998 - "The Day the Wall Came Down," Allied Museum, near Brandenburg Gate, Berlin (Germany). Given by the US government to the German people. Dedicated to freedom. A twin of the original bronze at the George H. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas (USA).
1997? - Peace Garden, Central Campus, HUB Area, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania (USA). "Donated by the class of 1997 as an open space for study, conversation & relaxation away from the hectic areas of campus. Features 28 London Plane trees, Pennsylvania blue flagstone walkways, teak benches & limestone boulders."

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October 4, 1997 - Gandhi Tree of Knowledge, Shapiro Undergraduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA). "A memorial to Gandhi's life & teachings. Result of the joint effort of the Indian American Student Association & Project Serve. Assistant Provost & Director of the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives John Matlock, who [attended the dedication], stressed that activism can appear in a variety of forms & that students can make it a daily part of their lives."
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1998 - "The Metamorphosis" (United Nations Canadian Monument), Morris & Helen Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). By Chinese artist Wenda Gu. "A site-specific installation made entirely of human hair. 20 feet x 85 feet x 30 feet."

October 15, 1998 - Volontarios Internacionales de la Liberdad (Memorial to Abraham Lincoln Brigage), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (USA). Dedicated to the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (1936-1939). It reads: "11 students from the University of Washington joined that historic struggle." Other ALB memorials in Madison, WI, & San Francisco, CA (qv).

October 24, 1998 - J. William Fulbright Peace Fountain, between Old Main & Vol Walker Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA). Designed by local architects E. Fay Jones [1921-2004] & Maurice Jennings. "Constructed in honor of J. William Fulbright [1905-1995], and his belief that 'education, particularly study abroad, has the power to promote tolerance & understanding among nations.' Originally the fountain had water coming up through the middle." Fulbright was president of this university 1939-1941. Click here for webcam. Entry #28 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).

Late 1998 - The Peace Museum, historic Commercial Bank building, Piece Hall Yard, Bradford (England). Office opened in 1994; gallery opened in 1998. Close to Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, which was the site of 1st International Conference of the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) in 1992.

1999 - Statue of Martin Luther King, Jr., University of Texas, Austin, Texas (USA). King depicted in doctoral robe. Statue by Jeffrey Varilla & Anna Koh-Varilla of Chicago. Entry #950 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).
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March 30, 2000 - Garden for Peace (GFP), Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia (USA). One of several GFP's sponsored by Gardens for Peace, Atlanta, Georgia (USA).
May 2000 - Ronald Reagan Peace Garden, Ronald Reagan Museum, Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois (USA). "Dedicated on the 18th anniversary of what is known as 'The Eureka Speech.' Includes a bust of Mr. Reagan, sculpted by nationally-recognized artist, Lonnie Stewart. In designing the bust, Mr. Stewart commented, 'There are many different images of Ronald Reagan but I think the one that's most dear to the hearts of all the millions of Americans who loved him, is that Ronald Reagan smile. A smile of reassurance, of dignity and integrity, and one that we all know and love.' Also includes a large remnant of the Berlin Wall. It is only fitting that a piece of the symbolic barrier between East & West that Mr. Reagan helped bring down has found a place at Eureka. The garden was a gift to the College from Mr. and Mrs. David J. Vaughan of Peoria Heights, Illinois."

2000 - "Ethics of Peace," Medical Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (USA). Bronze, 3' x 3' x 3' (1/2 Life Size) by Michael Malfano who wrote: "As depicted in the sculpture, the central figure seeks inner peace by questioning, by living non-judgementally, and by having the courage to make the hard changes necessary to attain the innocence of children. Since the problem of violence is man-made, the solution must also be man-made."
2000 - "Timetable," Pacard Electrical Engineering Building, Stanford University, Stanford, California (USA). By Maya Lin. "An impressive sculpture, the perfect piece of art for engineering students - a huge slab of perfectly sculpted granite that is also a computer-controlled clock. Water continually flows over it without a ripple, a peaceful respite for harried students."

2000 - Millenium Arch, Missouri University of Science & Technology, 10th Street, Rolla, Missouri (USA). Faces Castleman Hall. Granite. Height 18 ft. (5 m 49 cm). "The university worked with British artist Edwina Sandys to develop a new way to make deep cuts in granite & used the method to create the sculpture, across the campus from Stonehenge. The Arch is a single trilithon with a vague silhouette of a man & a woman on each of its supporting megaliths."

January 9, 2001 - Peace, J.B. Priestley Library, University of Bradford, Bradford (England). "There are two copies of this in the library, on the ground floor & in the Commonweal Collection room, on the second floor. Chris Hoggett created both, he being the brother to David Hoggett, the first Commonweal Librarian. The word 'peace' is inscribed on the base of the sculpture in fifty-three different languages."
December 5, 2001 - Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ), University of San Diego, San Diego, California (USA). Entry #119 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001). Date? - Garden of the Sea, behind the Joan B Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies (KSPS), University of San Diego (USD), San Diego, California (USA). "Features a reflection pool, lush gardens, a sculpture [by Giacomo Manzů (1908-1991)] donated by Joan B. Kroc & a stunning view of San Diego’s Mission Bay & the Pacific Ocean."

May 2002 - Mandel Peace Garden, Brandeis University, Walham, Massachusetts (USA). "There are approximately 70 different language bricks (including American Sign Language & Braile), various cultural symbols of peace, a dedication plaque & a 'peace tree.'" The dove mosiac is now the logo of the university's Peace, Conflict & Coexistence Studies Program.
Date? - Peace Room, Usdan Student Center (first floor), Brandeis University, Walham, Massachusetts (USA). "A Brandeis community project providing a network & physical space dedicated to empowering individuals on a path toward nonviolence, peacemaking & dialogue. Serves as a space where students, faculty & staff can examine issues of peace & justice personally, locally, nationally & globally. Information courtesy of Prof. Gordon Fellman.

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September 5, 2002 - Garden for Peace (GFP), State Botanical Garden of Georgia, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (USA). One of several GFP's sponsored by Gardens for Peace, Atlanta, Georgia (USA).

October 21, 2002 - Statue of J. William Fulbright, Old Main, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA). In a speech at the dedication, former President Bill Clinton said, "I admired him. I liked him. On the occasions when we disagreed, I loved arguing with him. I never loved getting in an argument with anybody as much in my entire life as I loved fighting with Bill Fulbright. I'm quite sure I always lost, and yet he managed to make me think I might have won." /// Left image shows sculptor Gretta Lange Bader at the statue.

November 4, 2002 - "Peace," Broward College, Downtown Center Building 31, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA). Stainless steel sculpture by Mexican artist Leonardo Nierman.
May 2003 - International Children's Peace Sculpture, Kyoto Musuem for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto (Japan). Model of a sculpture made by Kyoto HS students after "Travis, a junior HS student from New Mexico," said at a peace seminar in Hiroshima that he'd like to see such sculptures erected all over the world. Man in photo is Prof. Ikuro Anzai, founding director of the museum.
Date? - "Firebird--Past and Present," First Floor Lounge, Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto (Japan). "Two figures from the anime series Hi no Tori / Firebird (or Phoenix) by Osamu Tezuka [1928-1989], Japan's most famous cartoonist. The Firebird series was Tezuka's means of expressing the horror of war and his strong desire for peace. Thus, we feel his Phoenix is a fitting symbol for the Museum's strong yearning to learn from the terrible lessons of war."

June 10, 2003 - Isla Vista Peace Monument, Perfect Park, Isla Vista, California (USA). Near University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). At site of numerous anti-Vietnam War concerts, rallies & peace events in the late 1960's and early 1970's, culminating in the historic sit-in of June 10, 1970 (right image).
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2003? - Peace Garden, Lebanon Valley College (LVC), Annville, Pennsylvania (USA). "Designed with the help of Derck & Edson Associates, LLP, a landscape architecture firm in Lititz, PA. Won a citation in the design competition sponsored by the American School & University magazine."
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July 2003 - "The Last Concert," World's Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee (USA). 12-ft. bronze sculpture of the famous Russian born composer and pianist, Sergei Rachmaninoff [1873-1943]. Shows him as he appeared at what proved to be his final public concert held February 17, 1943, at the Alumni Gymnasium, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The concert included Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2, which contains the famous Marche funčbre / Funeral March. Sculpted by Victor Bokarev.
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September 13, 2003 - Memorial Garden, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (USA). Garden memorializes 13 Princeton alumni who were killed on 9/11. Bell at the garden entrance is from "Remembrance" by Toshiko Takaezu [b.1922], a Japanese-American "ceramist, weaver & painter who retired from Princeton in 1992 after teaching for a quarter of a century in our Visual Arts program."
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2004 - House of Sojourner Truth, The King's College, inside the Empire State Building, New York Citay, New York (USA). "The university has a house system (modeled after Oxford University's), and each house is named after an influential leader. In 2004, they voted to name one of the houses 'The House of Sojourner Truth.'" (Other houses are named for Ronald Reagan, C.S. Lewis, Margaret Thatcher, Susan B. Anthony & Clara Barton.)
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May 4, 2005 - Peace Garden, York St. John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York (England). "The Japanese-style Peace Garden is a special haven & contains the 'Hiroshima' tree. The entrance gate is next to Chaplaincy." "Contains the Hiroshima Peace Tree which was grown from the seed of a tree which survived the Hiroshima bombing." Image shows Yukari Ino & Aya Tarutani with origami peace cranes in the Peace Garden." One of 13 sites on the MAW Peace Map of the British Isles as of January 2009.

2005 - "Reconciliation: The Parable of the Prodigal Son," Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina (USA). By Margaret Adams Parker. See Luke 15:11-32. "Everyday on the terrace of the beautiful new addition Duke Divinity School added in 2000 I walk by a stunning sculpture titled 'Reconciliation.' Made by the North Carolina artist Margaret Adams Parker, the sculpture tells the Luke 15 Prodigal Son story. But what Parker captures is a deeper story of a Forgiving Father & Two Lost Sons, powerfully capturing both reconciliation resisted & embraced. Clarence Jordan once wrote of the interracial Koinonia Farm in Georgia, 'This is what always baffles me -- Koinonia is forever dying & forever living. We should have conked out long ago, but somehow others came in the nick of time. This half-born condition is agonizing, and I could wish it otherwise, but there it is.' See the powerfully different faces, hands, and angles of the sculpture and the artist’s account. My favorite detail: the feet -- the 'deserving' elder son's work boots, the returning younger son's bare feet, the father's house slippers. And the pleading eyes of the one without whom a new future is impossible." /// Click here for artist's description.

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2005 - Parc Hibakusha, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Plaine de Nimy Chaussée de Bruxelles, Mons (Belgium). Text of sign: "In memory of the victims of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and nuclear tests." Park created by botanist Pierre Piérart [19___-2010], member of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear Weapons (IPPNW). Park contains a stone for each nuclear weapons test. Information courtesy of Peter van den Dungen.

2005 - Mutchan Peace Sculpture, First Floor Lounge, Kyoto Musuem for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto (Japan). "Mutchan was a young girl who starved to death in an air-raid shelter where she had been quarantined because she had tuberculosis. A newspaper article about her death evoked a huge response. Funds poured in for Heijin Murakami to make the sculpture and place [the original] in a park in Oita City."
Date? - Wadatsumi-zo, Stairway, Kyoto Musuem for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto (Japan). "The centerpiece of the museum's art collection. Created by Shin Hongo [1905-1980] to depict the 'Sighs, Anger and Pain' of college students drafted into the armed forces during the student mobilization of October 1943."

October 16, 2005 - Statue of Tommie Smith & John Carlos, San Jose State University (SJSU), San Jose, California (USA). By political artist Rigo 23. Shows Smith & Carlos protesting conditions for US blacks on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Inscription on plaque: "At the Mexico City 1968 Olymjpic Games, San Jose State University Student-Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos Stood for Justice, Dignity, Equality and Peace. Hereby the University and Associated Students Commemorate Their Legacy."
November 19, 2005 - Memorial to Deserters, Lehrertal Entrance, Botanical Garden, University of Ulm, Ulm (Germany). Creation of Hannah Stuetz Menzel. Memorializes men who deserted the Wehrmacht during World War II. (15,000 were executed.) Information courtesy of Mark Hatlie.
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December 2005 - Föreningen Peace Museum, Uppsala Castle basement, Uppsala (Sweden). "Dedicated to the memory of Dag Hammarskjöld [1905-1961], Sweden’s first Secretary General of the UN, who lived in the castle as a child. Housed in the old 1500's vaults is a contemporary exhibition, Fred & Krig / Peace & War. It takes up major issues concerning war, peace, threats, hatred & conflict in the world. In Sweden, we can look back on an almost 200-year period of peace." Associated with the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP).
Date? - Peace Statue, Uppsala Universitet / Uppsala University, Uppsala (Sweden).
May 2006 - "Walking to the Sky," Warner Hall, just off Forbes Avenue, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA). By American sculptor Jonathan Borofsky. Duplicates in Dallas, Texas, & Seoul, Korea. "A gift from CMU Trustee Jill Gansman Kraus (A'74) & her husband Peter Kraus of New York City. The sculpture generated controversy among the student body for its appearance, the choice of location & the lack of campus involvement in selecting & siting the piece. The campus newspaper described it as 'an eyesore' & 'a huge phallus' while others have expressed displeasure at its location as one of the first things seen of the campus from Forbes Avenue. Due to apparent structural instability, the sculpture had to be replaced with a more structurally stable version in October 2009."
2006 - Peacemakers Wall of Fame, Gladdys Muir Peace Garden, Manchester College (MC), North Manchester, Indiana (USA). "In 2006 the Peace Studies Institute placed three plaques on the wall. One plaque was dedicated to Mohandas Gandhi, one to Martin Luther King, Jr., & one to Gladdys Muir [1895-1967]. In 2007 the institute added Dan West, '17" [1893–1971] who founded Heifer International in North Manchester during WW-II. Image shows these four, plus susequent plaques for Dorothy Day, Oscar Romero, and Phil & Louie (Louise) Baldwin Rieman, '69." The latter were peacemaking missionaries in Sudan who were killed in a auto accident on December 26, 2008. Info & image courtesy of Zach Washington, Peace Studies Coordinator.
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2006 - "John Rabe & International Safety Zone Memorial Hall," Nanjing University, Nanjing (China). Contains "John Rabe International Research & Exchange Center for Peace and Reconciliation." John Rabe [1882-1950], "the good Nazi," was a German businessman who is best known for his efforts to stop the atrocities of the Japanese army during the Nanking Massacre.
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October 1, 2006 - Mahatma Gandhi Monument, between J.J. Daniel Hall & Founders Hall, University of North Florida (UNF), Jacksonville, Florida (USA). "Donated by the Gandhi Memorial Society. 'The statue will serve to create a greater local awareness of Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence, community service & social justice,' said UNF President John A. Delaney. 'It will also provide a catalyst for building programs on issues of education, community service & intercultural peace.' This is the first time in the USA that a Gandhi statue [is] dedicated at an educational institution & the first [Gandhi] statue in Florida. Created by Indian bronze sculptor Jasu Shilpi, the statue is 8 feet tall and weighs approximately 1,500 pounds. Shilpi is widely known as 'The Bronze Woman of India' for her sculptures.

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October 20, 2006 - Collapsed December 29, 2006 - "Spaceship Earth," Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia (USA). "A 175-ton quartzite & bronze sculpture made by a Finnish-born artist Eino. Questions abound over whether vandals destroyed the sculpture, or whether a combination of substandard adhesive & rain caused it to crumble in the middle of the night on December 29, 2006, in a collapse the campus police said they felt from their offices around the corner. Just three months old, the $1 million globe, made of 88 chunks of Brazilian quartzite adorned with raised bronze signifying land masses, lies disintegrated [lower image] outside a new academic building praised for its eco-friendly attributes. A bronze statue of David Brower [1912-2000], a conservationist who was the first executive director of the Sierra Club, had stood atop the 15-foot globe and is now partly crushed. A steel time capsule intended to be opened in 3006 is exposed amid the rubble."
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January 18, 2007 - Museum of History & Holocaust Education (MHHE), Continuing Education Building, KSU Center, Kennesaw State University (KSU), 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, Georgia (USA). "Funded in part by the Marcus Foundation & directed by Dr. Catherine Lewis. Presents public programs & exhibitions focused on WW-II & the Holocaust in an effort to promote education & dialogue about the past & its significance today." "Organized after an incredibly successful traveling Anne Frank exhibit [2003-2006]..." ("Graduates of KSU's public history certificate program...go on to work in museums, archives & historic preservation offices & to enroll in graduate programs in history, historic preservation, non-profit management, public history & museum studies."

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2007 - Solar Peace Sculpture, University of Saarland, Saarbrüken (Germany). Sponsored by Matter of Trust (San Francisco). Sculpted by Fred George (Saarbrüken & New York City). "Appeals to the global citizen as well as politicians around the world. Symbolically, in addition to the commentary on current wars, this piece represents a call to the world to embrace alternative energies. Standing 50 feet tall Constructed of 120 oil barrels, with a solar energy panel mounted on each barrel. The solar energy produced from the panels will feed into the electrical grid of the city, with the monthly proceeds donated to various local charities. Current proposal locations include Saarbrüken, New York City & Shanghai."
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2007 - Edward Said Mural, Cesar Chavez Student Union, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California (USA). By Fayeq Oweis & Susan Greene. Edward Said [1935-2003] "was a Palestinian-American literary theorist, advocate for Palestinian rights, Professor of English & Comparative Literature at Columbia University & a founding figure in postcolonialism. Robert Fisk described him as the Palestinians' 'most powerful political voice.'"

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September 26, 2007 - Bust of Gladdys Muir, College Union, Manchester College (MC), North Manchester, Indiana (USA). Sculpted by Muir student Paula K. Adams (MC class of 1955). Gladdys Muir [1895-1967] founded the Peace Studies Program in 1947 -- the first peace studies program at any college or university in the entire world. Info & left image courtesy of Zach Washington, Peace Studies Coordinator.
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April 28, 2008 - "Painting from the Same Palette," Campus Center Room, University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst, Massachusetts (USA). "Painted for the UMass Legal Studies department. Depicts Ireland’s war conflict in blue, while the foreground of the picture shows Devenny’s grandchildren & Ervine’s children in vibrant colors, holding banners that promote moving ahead of the conflict & making peace with each other." Painted by two artists whose communities were previously at war, Danny Devenny, former Irish Republican Army (IRA) prisoner, & Mark Ervine, son of David Ervine, former Progressive Unionist Party leader & Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) member... Unveiled [in coordination with events celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement] to a standing-room-only crowd & the muralists joining via videoconference from Belfast."
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2008 - Tubman House, West Village development, Towson University, Towson, Maryland (USA). Residence hall named for Harriet Tubman [1820-1913], formar slave, abolitionist, humanitarian & Union spy during the Civil War who made 13 missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists & safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

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September 2008 - Arch of Dignity, Equality & Justice (César Chávez Monument), California State University, Paseo de César E. Chávez, San Jose, California (USA). By Judy Baca. "Dedicated [to] César E. Chávez [1927-1993]. A testament to his struggles & achievements & an inspiration to others to follow a life of service."

September 2008 - Place of Peace, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina (USA). "Connect with the environment, reflect, and achieve a deep calm. The Asia Garden, water feature & an authentic Japanese temple harmonize to create the Place of Peace [from campus map]." /// "Once a family temple in Japan, the Place of Peace is part of the Asia Studies Program & is used to teach Japanese architecture & culture. Reconstructed in 2008, one can see an authentic Japanese temple, look inside upon appointment & be surrounded by Japan in South Carolina." Gift of the Tsuzuki family of Nagoya (Japan).
October 3, 2008 - Friedens-Ei / Peace Egg, Grossmünster place, Zurich (Switzerland). Made by Peace Brigades International (PBI). "2.5 meters wide & 80 kilos. Anniversary egg at the University of Berne under direction of Dr. Stefan Stankowski, professor of physics & director of Fachschaftssitzung physics, science & research. Giorgio Insom, Researcher, University of Applied Sciences Berne, planned & assembled. The interplay between technology & peace is unique & illustrates the fragility & vulnerability of human rights."

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October 31, 2008 - Martin Luther King Plaza, University of Maine, Orono, Maine (USA). Next to the Student Union. "University of Maine football standouts Jovan Belcher & Brandon McLaughlin were members of a planning committee for the new plaza & helped pick out quotes that symbolized the life and times of Martin Luther King. Ten quotes are displayed throughout the gathering area that can be read by visitors." "A small plaza [which serves as] a rallying place & a place for walking & thinking." Info courtesy of Kristina Neilson.
April 21, 2009 - "To Do & To Teach, Brother Edmund L. Rice & Students," Iona College, New Rochelle, New York (USA). Sculpted by Sister Margaret Beaudette, SC. A gift from the Christian Brothers Community of Iona College. Featured on Peace & Justice Studies webpage. Blessed Edmund I. Rice [1762-1884] was an Irish merchant who founded the Christian Brothres in 1802.

September 20, 2009 - "Who Sends Thee?," between Watson Library and the Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center, Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio (USA). "750-pound bronze statue features Quakers & tells a uniquely Quaker story. Indeed, members of the Society of Friends were behind much of its $84,000 fundraising effort... Reflects the Quaker Testimonies of peace, integrity, simplicity, community & equality. Depicts local Quakers, Isaac & Sarah Harvey, on their way to Washington D.C. to speak with President Abraham Lincoln about the emancipation of enslaved persons in 1862."
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October 29, 2009 - China-US Peace & Friendship Sculpture, Recreation Center, Georgia State University (GSU), Piedmont Avenue & Decatur Street, Atlanta, Georgia (USA). One of six such sculptures in the US & China. The words "peace" and "friendship" are engraved in Chinese, English, French, Spanish & Arabic. Inscription: "We casted peace and friendship, the most desired and cherished words of man kind into this sculpture as a present to the hometown of President Jimmy Carter from thousands of miles away, China. This sculpture is to commemorate the 30th anniversary of establishment of formal diplomatic relations between China and the United States, which symbolizes the sincere hopes and best wishes of Chinese people for lasting peace and friendship between our two countries."

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May 1, 2010 - Peace Mural, Campus Center Reading Room, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts (USA). By Irish muralists Danny Devenny & Mark Ervine. "Designed to reflect the ideas of UMass students who submitted their thoughts on a blog & through public Skype meetings with the artists over the course of the past year. The main theme of the mural, according to the artists, is to represent diversity & the students of UMass."
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Fall 2010 - Université Panafricaine de la Paix / Panafrican Peace University (PPU), Uvira, South Kivu (Democratic Republic of Congo). "Dedicated to provide quality education to all students, regardless of their gender & their financial, social or ethnic background... Over time we hope to develop formal exchange programs with universities & simular projects around the globe, giving interested people an opportunity to be part of our community & participate in our work & our life for a while."

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May 26, 2011 - "Tree of Peace," School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A. T. Still University (ATSU), Mesa, Arizona (USA). "Symbolizes how health care, & specifically dental heath, can be a bridge to world peace." "By internationally recognized artist Hedva Ser [of Paris (France)]. The original 2008 Tree of Peace is on the campus of the Hebrew University Dental School in Ein Karem, Jerusalem [image at far right]. It celebrates the collaboration between the Hebrew University & the Palestinian Dental School, Al Quds, dental students & faculty also in Jerusalem."
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2008 - "Tree of Peace," Dental School, Hebrew University, Ein Karem, Jerusalem (Israel). "By internationally recognized artist Hedva Ser [of Paris (France)]. Celebrates the collaboration between the Hebrew University & the Palestinian Dental School, Al Quds, dental students & faculty also in Jerusalem." "Symbolizes how health care, & specifically dental heath, can be a bridge to world peace." See duplicate "Tree of Peace," School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A. T. Still University (ATSU), Mesa, Arizona (USA).

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Future - Linus Pauling Institute, Linus Pauling Science Center, Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, Oregon (USA). Pauling is the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes, having also won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Future - WAshington Nuclear Discovery Center (WAND), Washington Nuclear Museum & Education Center (WANMEC), Nuclear Reactor Building (More Hall Annex, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (USA). Will present "the full story of Washington's involvement in nuclear research, weaponry & power over the last 60 years." WANMEC is "made possible" by the Washington chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). Building housed a 100-kilowatt Argonaut research reactor from April 1961 to June 1988 (one of about 10 built for research universities in the USA).
Future - United Nations Peace Park, Global NGO Complex & Map Museum, Global Campus, Kyung Hee University, Suwon (South Korea). "Expected to help improve relations between the Global Campus & international organizations, such as the UN, & domestic & international NGO's by offering spacious & convenient venues for international gatherings & research."

Some Peace Poles on University & College Campuses:

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1991-2011 - Peace Pole, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, Texas (USA). "Peace poles are planted each April with the message 'May Peace Prevail on Earth' imprinted on them in four different languages." Image shows Vallye Ezell planting a peace pole on April 20, 2011. The college "currently has twenty peace poles. Richland plants one peace pole each April as part of the Intercultural Festival celebration. The peace poles are made of western red cedar which has a natural resistance to decay & insect attack. The messages are on plexiglas plaques. When planted they are about 6 ˝ feet tall. The message 'May Peace Prevail on Earth' is written in English on one side & in three other languages, one per side: 1st Pole: Spanish, Swahili & Vietnamese. 2nd Pole: Chinese, French& Navajo. 3rd Pole: Philipino, Portuguese & Russian. 4th Pole: Japanese, German & Arabic. 5th Pole: Italian, Zulu & Urdu. 6th Pole: Hindi, Korean & Swedish. 7th Pole: Greek, Somali & Thai. 8th Pole: Cherokee, Hebrew & Serbo-Croatian. 9th Pole: Creole, Czech & Norwegian. 10th Pole: Finnish, Sign Language & Ukrainian. 11th Pole: Dutch, Hopi & Yiddish. 12th Pole: Aramaic, Danish & Hmong. 13th Pole: Pole Farsi, Malay & Polish. 14th Pole: Amharic, Lithuanian & Nepalese. 15th Pole: Bengali, Turkish & Wolof. 16th Pole: Hausa, Kurdish & Mongolian. 17th Pole: Cambodian, Magyar & Tigrinya. 18th Pole: Estonian, Maori & Pashto. 19th Pole: Gujarati, Igbo & Kpelewo. 20th Pole: Dinka, Indonesian & Romanian."

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February 2000 - Peace Pole, Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois (USA). Inscription on plaque: "'May Peace Prevail on Earth' May this Peace Pole, planted in the Earth and pointing towards the sky, help unite the voices at the Rooted Flora and the Wantering Fauna, the Feminine Hope and the Masculine Tibetan, the Ancient Aramaic and the Youthful Esperanto, in celebrtion of the diversity and interconnectedness of all life. February 2000."
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Before 2002 - Peace Pole, Arts & Science Center, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New Jersey (USA). "An interesting artifact of our Georgian Court culture as a Catholic women's college. This is the first of it's kind erected in the US [sic]." The Peace History Society met here October 18-20, 2007.

April 2004? - Peace Pole, Manchester College (MC), North Manchester, Indiana (USA). English & Arabic. At entry to Manchester College Labyrinth (in the trees between Cordier Auditorium & Tall Oaks.). The pole has "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in English, Arabic, Spanish & Tibetan.

Date? - Peace Pole, Manchester College (MC), North Manchester, Indiana (USA). In front of Petersime Chapel. "Used as a gathering spot for peace vigils." Info & left image courtesy of Zach Washington, Peace Studies Coordinator.

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May 6, 2005 -Peace Pole, Pennsylvania State University, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Curtin & Allen Roads, University Park, Pennsylvania (USA). "A marker to serve as a constant reminder to the University community to contemplate & work for world peace. Made possible by a donation of the Harrisburg-Hershey Chapter of the Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) [which is] dedicated to international cooperation, preventative diplomacy & disarmament... After the unveiling of the Peace Pole, those present recited together a community affirmation that they would work for peace & justice. The brief ceremony concluded with the singing of 'Finlandia,' a song of peace."

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October 28, 2005 - Peace Pole, Gamble Campus Center, MacMuray College, Jacksonville, Florida (USA). "Inscribed with the message 'May Peace Prevail on Earth.' The project was initiated by Lisa Thuer '05, a former president of SOLACE, an organization committed to reducing prejudice & discrimination in all forms. Members of the MacMurray Student Association (MSA) voted on the eight languages to be represented on the pole: English, Sign Language, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Hebrew. The project was made possible by donations from events sponsored by SOLACE as well as concession sales at various events, serving as a way to bring harmony to campus before & after its installation.
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October 21, 2006 - Peace Pole, Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Pease Auditorium, College Place & Cross Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan (USA). "EMU joins the pyramids at Giza, the magnetic north pole in Canada & the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima in celebrating peace by erecting a peace pole. A peace pole is an 8-foot monument to peace, decorated with the message/prayer 'Let Peace Prevail on Earth.' Today, peace poles adorn more than 200,000 sites in 180 countries."

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2007 - Peace Pole, Bluffton University, Riley Court (Lower Level), Spring Street, Bluffton, Ohio (USA). The six-sided western cedar International Peace Pole marks the Lion & Lamb Peace Arts Center’s 20th year of promoting peace. [The peace prayer] 'May peace prevail on earth" [of Masahisa Goi, 1916-1980] is translated into 12 languages, most of which represent the languages of current Bluffton University students: Arabic, Bosnia, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Lakota Sioux, Russian, Spanish & Swahili. This is one of more than 200,000 peace poles planted in all parts of the world.
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November 12, 2007 - Peace Pole, Pitt Community College (PCC), Winterville, North Carolina (USA).
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March 15, 2008 - Peace Pole, Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona (USA). Bears the inscription "May Peace Prevail On Earth" in four languages: English, Spanish, Greek & Arabic. "I think of the words of Maya Angelou 'To know something and not to do something is a bigger sin than not to know it,'" said Randall Amster, professor of Peace Studies with Prescott College, who spoke at the dedication. "That's how it is with the American people. We know peace is preferable, but we often don't do anything about it." Image shows Peace Alliance member Susanna Holt, Prescott Mayor Jack Wilson & Randall Amster. Info courtesy of Prof. Amster.

2008 - Peace Pole, University of Narino, San Juan de Pasto (Columbia). "Back in November 2007, I sent you all photos of Colombian artist Danilo Ortiz when he planted a lovely handmade artistic Peace Pole in his Colombian home town. Then he planted Peace Pole in 2008 at a University of Narino in San Juan de Pasto, Colombia. The peace pole at the university is part of his project 'Wall for Peace' (Murales por Paz). He lives & works most of the time in Austria, and is a member of 'Energy for Peace' there..." May Peace Prevail in Colombia! May Peace Prevail On Earth! Dagmar Berkenberg, World Peace Prayer Society, Munich, Germany office."
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January 23, 2009 - Peace Pole, Kerckhoff Hall, Meyerhoff Park, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (USA). "Showing solidarity in their commitment to peace within UCLA's diverse campus community & throughout the world, UCLA students, along with Chancellor Gene Block, dedicate[d] a 'peace pole' at a campus ceremony... Students organized the dedication to show their collective support for peace & tolerance at a university that attracts students from diverse communities & nations around the world. Although several smaller universities in the USA have dedicated peace poles, UCLA [was] the first major American university to do so [sic]. In addition to brief remarks by Chancellor Block, Homaira Hosseini, president of UCLA's Undergraduate Students Association Council, & Ben Moore, the student who initiated the idea, students [read] the peace pole's inscriptions in 14 languages: English, Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, Russian, Hindi, French, German & Japanese."
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March 30, 2009 - Peace Pole, Courtyard, Delta College, 1961 Delta Road, University Center, Michigan (USA). "An enduring symbol of the college's global commitment. But the pole also is a sign of Delta's commitment to sustainability, as it is made from recycled wood from bleachers taken out of the school's Pioneer Gymnasium & replaced last year. In all, seven peace poles were made, providing a learning experience for several Delta students, who made them, engraved them in several languages & planned a ceremony on Friday to dedicate the last one - an emblem to peace on Earth for present & future students. The six-sided poles stand about 5 feet tall and are engraved on all sides with the message 'May Peace Prevail on Earth' in six different languages: Japanese, Arabic, Spanish & Swahili, as well as English & American Sign Language. Two of the poles are on their way to Kenya, where they will be placed at the Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology & at the Tracom College of Professional Studies, both of which have exchange programs with Delta. One will be sent to Japan & another to China. Another will go to the Zilwaukee International School in Saginaw County, & one will go to Christa McAuliffe Middle School, 3281 Kiesel Road, where it will become a social studies project."
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April 1, 2009 - Peace Pole, Harnly Garden, McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas (USA). "Purchased by the Epsilon-Eta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society) & donated to the college. Pictured (from left to right) are Phi Alpha Theta members Chris LaBrie, Eric Sader & Jillian Overstake. Standing in the back is faculty advisor Gary R. Entz."
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September 21, 2009 - Peace Pole, UFM lawn, Thurston & Manhattan Avenues, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas (USA). "K-State dedicate[d] a Peace Pole to commemorate of a decade of nonviolence education by the Campaign for Nonviolence in the K-State/Manhattan community... Join one of many campus & community groups who work in many ways to 'be the change' through nonviolent personal & social action..."

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January 29, 2010 - Peace Pole, California Lutheran University (CLU) Thousand Oaks, California (USA). Inscribed with "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in 9 languages - Arabic, Braille, Chinese, Chumash, English, Hebrew, Japanese, Norwegian & Spanish. Image shows "Chumash Indian Gil Unzueta performing a traditional Chumash ceremony to purify the monument at the conclusion of the dedication ceremony."
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April 1, 2010 - Peace Pole & Peace Garden, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (USA). "Dedicated to the life & legacy of Emily Rachel Silverstein. The Peace Garden includes the weeping cherry tree Emily’s high school friend Jessica Weidman raised money for. This tribute serves as a permanent place on campus for students & faculty to find a peaceful moment & inspiration to make a difference in their lives."

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September 22, 2010 - Peace Pole, Evans Chapel, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado (USA). "Nestled among the pines & evergreens is a peaceful concrete plaza passed by scores of students, faculty & visitors every day. This is also the site where the Class of 2010 chose to place & dedicate its gift to DU. The 10-foot tall, seven-sided limestone peace pole features the words 'May peace prevail on Earth' in eight different languages. According to Tuyen Bui, an alumna from the Class of 2010, the pole is both the physical remembrance of the Class of 2010 & an enduring symbol of the values of the University. The pole will be erected later this fall. 'The peace pole serves as the symbol of diversity and inclusive excellence that DU is striving for,' she said. According to Chancellor Robert Coombe, the peace pole will be a place for students of all races, backgrounds & cultures to come together. 'This amazing gift will stand for generations as a lasting and important part of the University,' he said. 'Peace is one of the things we all hope for & the desire for it binds us all together as humans.' About 50 students, faculty, staff and alumni from the Class of 2010 attended the dedication, including Lance Tsosie, who represented the Native American Student Alliance & shared a Navajo story about peace. The event culminated with a 'sending forth the cranes.' Throughout the week, students have been at the Driscoll Bridge folding origami cranes, a symbol of peace. Participants at the dedication were asked to take a crane and pass it on — so that the message of peace continues to grow."

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November 15, 2010 - Peace Pole, Lone Star College-Tomball, Tomball, Texas (USA). "LSC-Tomball kicked off International Education Week with a Peace Pole dedication on the southwest side of the campus. 'May Peace Prevail On Earth' is inscribed on the four-sided pole, with each side written in a different language. Criminal Justice professor Richard Becker opened the dedication ceremony as the campus crier, ringing his bell & announcing the news in the Student Center. Becker & Vice President of Instruction Dr. Cher Brock then lead a procession of attendees out of the Student Center to the Peace Pole, where two lines of international flag bearers awaited them. Brock read an International Education Week statement to dedicate the new Peace Pole. This is the second Peace Pole for LSC-Tomball. The college dedicated its first Peace Pole in November 2009, also during International Education Week."
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January 19, 2011 - Peace Pole, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan (USA). "President Lewis Walker was joined by representatives of several student organizations in unveiling Lawrence Tech’s new Peace Pole to commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. 'Now Lawrence Tech has pole to remind us to seek peaceful resolutions to our problems. Being a very diverse campus, we selected eight different languages containing the words "May Peace Prevail on Earth" for our pole,' Walker said. The languages are English, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Hebrew, French, Swahili & Spanish. The pole will be installed outside on the campus after the ground thaws."
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April 28, 2011 - Peace Pole, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois (USA). The college "plant[ed] the traditional tree during its Arbor Day celebration [but] also plant[ed] something a bit more unique — an eight-foot-tall aluminum Peace Pole. [During] a short ceremony there [were] remarks about the college’s ongoing sustainability efforts, including its recent Tree Campus USA designation, and the history of the Peace Pole Project, along with a performance by the Waubonsee Chorale. Attendees [were] also able to take part in a human peace sign photo [image]."


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December 24, 2011 - Unhate Dove, University of Tripoli, Tripoli (Libya). "Following on from the launch of its Unhate Project in November, Benetton has unveiled its first monument to peace through Colors Magazine. The publication donated the large dove sculpture to the Libyan capital on Saturday, which marked the country's first Independence Day in 42 years. Made by Fabrica, the Unhate Dove art installation is composed of over 15,000 spent shell cartridges picked up in the world’s 'hot spots' & symbolises newfound peace in the region. 'The official handing-over of the dove is the UNHATE Foundation’s first act, both concrete and symbolic,' said Alessandro Benetton, Benetton Group’s executive deputy chairman, on behalf of the Foundation."

November 17, 2013 - Scott Kennedy Peace Corner, Cowell College Library, University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California (USA). "On Sunday, there was a dedication of a “peace corner” of the Cowell College library on the campus of the University of California-Santa Cruz (Scott’s alma mater) in honor of Scott Kennedy [1948-2011], founder [in 1976] of the Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV), former Santa Cruz mayor, Christian pacifist, war tax resister, and nonviolent activist on issues ranging from Vietnam to Central America to the nuclear arms race to Israel/Palestine. It’s the latter for which he is perhaps best remembered, having led over 40 delegations for the Fellowship of Reconciliation and other groups on tours of the region, during which he emphasized the importance of nonviolence, reconciliation, an end to the occupation, and a viable two-state solution." /// Image shows RCNV - not the Peace Corner.

December 10, 2013 - Amphithéâtre Henri La Fontaine, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels (Belgium). "A l'occasion du centenaire du Prix Nobel de la Paix qui lui fut décerné le 10 décembre 1913, l'Université a décidé d'attribuer le nom d'Henri La Fontaine ŕ l'amphithéâtre K1, suivant une proposition de l'Union des anciens étudiants (UAE). Docteur en droit de l'ULB, fondateur du Mundaneum, initiateur du premier Congrčs national de la Paix ŕ Bruxelles en 1913, Président du Bureau international de la Paix de 1907 ŕ 1943, Henri La Fontaine avait mis ses idéaux progressistes au service de la Paix et de la Connaissance, ce qui lui valut le Prix Nobel de la Paix en 1913." /// "A handsome volume about him (in French) was published earlier this year by the Mundaneum in Mons. IPB and the Mundaeum, with the University of Mons, co-organised a symposium about LaFontaine in May 2013. To round off the centenary year, another conference in his honour is being organised by Wallonia Brussels International at the Uppsala University, Sweden, on 11 Dec." Info courtesy of Gerard Lössbroek.

April 23, 2015 - Armenian Genocide Monument, south of the Satellite Student Union, Fresno State University, Fresno, California (USA). "Designed by Fresno architect Paul Halajian. Embodies symbols of cultural meaning to the Armenian people. Its principal components, a series of pillars, are arranged in a circular pattern & angled inwards, reminiscent of Tzitzernagapert / Armenian Martyrs Monument in Yerevan (Armenia). Built from béton brut and Tufa stones, the nine pillars represent the six provinces of historic Western Armenia—Van, Bitlis, Dikranagerd, Kharpert, Sepastia, and Erzerum—Cilicia, the Diaspora, and the Republic of Armenia. They gradually descend in height around the circle, with the first measuring 19 feet high and the last 15 feet to underscore the significance of the year 1915. An incomplete halo will be set above on top of the pillars, symbolizing both the fracture left by the Genocide & the unity of the Armenian people. /// The unveiling ceremony is organized by the Armenian Genocide Centennial—Fresno Committee, an association of local organizations that is promoting a series of centennial events in the Central Valley."

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