Michael Nagler is Professor Emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC, Berkeley, where he co-founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, and is the founder of the Metta Center for Nonviolence. Nagler’s book, The Search for a Nonviolent Future, A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World, won the 2002 American Book Award. Nonviolence, he proposes, has proven its power against arms and social injustice wherever it has been correctly understood and applied. Nagler’s approach is not only historical but also spiritual, drawing on the experience of Gandhi and other activists and teachers. The last chapter includes a five-point blueprint for change, which we hope he will share with us in the Peace Conference. The mission of the Metta Center is to promote the transition to a nonviolent future by making the logic, history, and yet-unexplored potential of nonviolence available to activists and agents of cultural change (which ultimately includes all of us). They help practitioners use nonviolence more safely and effectively, and anyone interested, to understand and articulate it more fully.
Online Registration is available for the 2012 Peace Conference. Registration fee does NOT include lodging and meals.
- Early Bird Registration: $95 (BEFORE September 10)
- Regular Registration: $125 (AFTER September 10)
Scholarships are available for full time college and seminary students. Click here to find out more.
Lodging and Meals
Peace Conference Lodging and Meals information and reservations.