Humanity and the Desire for Peace
Phelps Stokes Chapel — 3:00 p.m., February 25, 2016
Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to Humanity and the Desire for Peace. This program will feature Krista Tippett, host and executive producer of the NPR radio show On Being, which asks questions such as what does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live. This convocation is part of the annual Robbins Peace Lecture, presented by the Willis D. Weatherford, Jr. Campus Christian Center.
Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.” Tippett grew up in Oklahoma, studied history at Brown University, continued her education at Bonn University in West Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship and received a M.Div. from Yale.
Professionally, Tippett has worked for The New York Times, Newsweek as a freelance correspondent, The International Herald Tribune, BBC and Die Zeit. Later she became a special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to West Germany. In 2007, Tippett published her first book, Speaking of Faith.
The convocation events, which are provided to both the campus and public communities, are a significant part of a student’s educational experience at Berea College. See www.berea.edu/convocations for the schedule of all convocations this academic year. All convocations are free and open to the public.