In a “Survey of my Professional and Other Activities at Stanford 1967-1974, 1977-1990,” from May 27, 1990, Peter Frank summed up all he had done to promote peace and justice studies at Stanford by writing:
“Concerned about the political development in the Cold War period, I sent in January 1982 a letter to Stanford’s President Kennedy and the Academic Senate suggesting that a Peace Research Center should be established at Stanford. This led to cooperation with Rev. Byron Bland and the Physicians for Social Responsibility and finally to the establishment of the Faculty Peace Studies Group, of which I am a member. In this connection, I suggested that Stanford invite Prof. Johan Galtung, who then lectured twice at Stanford.”
In 1990, Peter Frank retired from Stanford, culminating a decade of activism for peace studies at Stanford. His accomplishments also included the establishment of the "Introduction to Peace Studies" course, which would continue for another 17 years before ending in 2007.
Frank, Peter R. Peter R. Frank Papers.
Stanford Says No To War (SSNW) is hosting a panel discussion on the human consequences of drone warfare entitled "Lives Under Drones," in light of the recently released Stanford Law School report titled "Living Under Drones". The panelists are one of the co-authors of the report, Omar Shakir; Code Pink co-founder and author of the book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, Medea Benjamin; and Stanford Religious Studies Professor Shahzad Bashir, co-editor of the book Under the…Continue
Just a quickie to say "Ni hau!" to everyone and throw out a couple of bits of info that could be helpful.
I was on campus last week for my 30th class reunion (class of '82) and a joint all-class reunion of Columbae and Synergy Houses. It was a splendid time for me in so many respects, and not surprisingly, most of them didn't have to do with my 30th reunion. I finally got to meet in person with Geoff Browning, with whom I'd been communicating for a long time ever since meeting…