Jerry White '86
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Religion and Global Conflict
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Religious Studies DUG is proud to bring Nobel Laureate and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jerry White back to Brown on Thursday, March 7th for a 5:30 PM lecture in MacMillan 117. Jerry White’s lecture will treat the intersection of religious diplomacy, global conflict, and stabilization efforts. His lecture will also offer insight to undergraduates about how their studies can contribute to making a difference beyond Brown. To stay updated on the event, click here to RSVP. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Jerry White graduated magna cum laude with honors in Judaic Studies at Brown before earning an MBA from the University of Michigan. After losing his leg to a landmine explosion in Israel in 1984, Mr. White began a campaign to provide assistance to victims of landmines and other sources of trauma, first by establishing the Landmine Survivors Network in 1995 and then the Survivor Corps in 2008. In 1997, Mr. White shared the Nobel Prize for Peace for his work on the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, and recently he chaired the successful Campaign for a Mine-Free Israel. Throughout his career, Mr. White has worked with dignitaries including Diana, Princess of Wales, and Their Majesties King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan. In 2011, Mr. White began graduate studies at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, UK. He took a leave of absence from the University of Cambridge to take up his current post as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Partnerships and Learning in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at the US Department of State.
Sponsored by the Religious Studies DUG, Watson Institute for International Studies, Dean of the College, the Department of Religious Studies, the Program in Judaic Studies, Swearer Center, the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life, and the International Relations Program.