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MU Hosts Lecture on President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

February 12th, 2010

Story Contact: Emily Martin, (573) 882-3346,

WHAT: The public is invited to attend the lecture, “A Pacifist’s Critique of President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize,” presented by human rights and social justice advocate, Hedy Epstein. The lecture is hosted by the University of Missouri Peace Studies Program and the Center on Religion and the Professions.

A holocaust survivor, Epstein was sent by her parents to England on the Kindertransport in 1939 to escape Nazi forces, which later killed her parents. Today, she protests Israeli policy toward Gaza and other social justice causes.

WHO: This event is free and open to the public.

WHERE: Room 210, Strickland Hall, MU Campus

WHEN: 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12

NOTES: For more information, visit the MU Center on Religion and the Professions Web site, at