Grebel hires new peace scholar

May 5, 2023

Eric Lepp will join Conrad Grebel University College as assistant professor of peace and conflict studies (PACS) on July 1, becoming the college’s newest tenure-track faculty member.

He earned a PhD from the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester, England; an MA in peace studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame; and a bachelor of social work from the University of Waterloo.

He is familiar with the PACS program as an alumnus of Grebel and a former staff member. This winter he co-curated an interactive exhibit in the Grebel Gallery entitled “Your Wall Can (Not) Divide Us” that features photos of vibrant street art and graffiti from conflict-affected areas around the world as well as an interactive graffiti wall.

“I am looking forward to working with the faculty, staff and students in the peace and conflict studies program to intentionally chart our direction together through theories and practices that are emerging in response to our increasingly polarized world,” he says of his new appointment.

—Conrad Grebel University College

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