The Architects of Peace Award
Watch a video of the first Architects of Peace Award presentation
How does a person build peace? There are the obvious paths:
He might negotiate a treaty between warring nations. She
might change her country's policies to prevent conflict
with a neighbor. But there are other, perhaps less obvious
ways-- bringing scientific discoveries to bear on malnutrition,
standing up for the rights of the oppressed, writing poems
or making films that capture the experience of the marginalized.
Santa Clara University has established the Architects of
Peace Award to honor global figures who have been powerful
forces for peace in the world. The recipients are individuals
who have pursued peace in diverse ways, but their common
traits include self-sacrifice, courage, vision, compassion,
and forgiveness. The first two Architects of Peace honorees
were named June 25, 2005. The award will be given annually.
A Jesuit Catholic university, Santa Clara is committed
to helping shape a world of peace. The University is developing
a multi-disciplinary Peace and Justice Studies minor, augmenting
the ongoing interest of its faculty, staff, centers of distinction
in fostering academic dialogue and reflective action in
support of peace.
The award is given by the president of Santa Clara University,
Paul Locatelli, S.J. Honorees
are added to the on-line Architects of Peace curriculum,
based on the work of photographer Michael
Collopy and highlighting the accomplishments of more
than 70 peacemakers.
The Markkula Center
for Applied Ethics, which administers the award, is
the home of the Global
Leadership and Ethics Program, which brings together
scholars and world leaders to discuss the world's most pressing
problems and to identify action programs for service to
peace and human development.
If you would like to nominate a peacemaker to receive the
award, please e-mail Global Leadership and Ethics Program
Director Almaz Negash
with the name of your nominee and a brief explanation
of why you feel they should be one of the Architects of
Architects of Peace Award Winners