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We are excited to announce that Lex (Alexis) Dorfman and Kristian Evans have been selected the Augsburg University Peace Scholars for 2018. Together with 14 other students, from our Norwegian-American sister colleges, they will spend 7 weeks in Norway this summer to deepen their understanding of injustice, conflict and peace while gaining leadership skills studying in an international setting.
Lex Dorfman, who studies religion, Spanish and leadership, takes her Jewish background and the importance of Tikkun Olam (how to be of service to others) into her role as a Peace Scholar. She looks forward to continuing to build on her skills of engaging in and facilitating meaningful dialogue about core values, interfaith issues and the call to service and social justice from across traditions and perspectives.
Kristian Evans is a rising senior studying Political Science and Communication. As a Peace Scholar he will apply his skills of deep engagement and activism, as well as lessons learned during his fight with cancer, to deepen his understanding of creating change and establish peace. Kristian is interested in peacemaking on the global arena but is deeply engaged in making change locally.
Upon their return, Lex and Kristian, will be involved in our annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, taking place at the Augsburg University campus—September 14 and 15, 2018—as well as extend their takeaways and implement their continued peacemaking efforts throughout the academic year.
This year we had an amazing pool of candidates, and we encourage them as well as new candidates to (re)apply in 2019! See the Peace Scholars Program website for more information.
Please help us congratulate Lex Dorfman and Kristian Evans as they embark on their role as the Augsburg University 2018 Peace Scholars!