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‘War and Peace’ announced as 2022-23 Notre Dame Forum theme

University President Fr. John Jenkins announced “War and Peace” as the theme of the 2022-23 Notre Dame Forum in an email Tuesday.

The Notre Dame Forum is an annual series of events — primarily consisting of lectures — designed to foster dialogue around a central theme. The Forum was founded by Jenkins in 2005, according to its website.

“Globally, conflict and violence are on the rise according to the United Nations, which has warned that peace is more under threat around the world than it has been since World War II,” Jenkins wrote.

This year’s forum includes the 29th annual Hesburgh Lecture on Sept. 13, delivered by Juan Manuel Santos, the former President of Colombia and a visiting professor at the Keough School of Global Affairs.

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