Conversation Elizabethtown Lecture Series

Conversation E-Town lectures are informal and interactive ways to discuss world situations, study their effects on our community, and provide a response strategy.  They occur in the museum’s H. U. Coble House, located  at 33 East High Street, Elizabethtown, beginning at 7pm. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The H.U. Coble House, located at 33 East High Street, Elizabethtown

The line-up of lectures for this year are:


Friday March 22, 7pm

Climate Change and our Government

The Winters Heritage House Museum will host two Elizabethtown College professors will examine the most current science on climate change and then move to a discussion of our government’s response. Elizabethtown College professors, Dr. David Bowne (Biology) and Dr. Fletcher McClellan (Political Science) will lead the conversation.



Friday April 26, 7pm

Getting What You Want: Peacebuilding And Nonviolence In Conversation

Jonathan (Jon) E. Rudy will speak on what is the best modality to seek justice in our world today? What is the relationship between peace, justice and nonviolence? How do the approaches of human security, peacebuilding, conflict transformation and civil resistance relate to each other?  Are they all mutually exclusive paths to change or are there intersectionalities? Etown College Peacemaker in Residence Jon Rudy will address these questions and more through stories, graphics and Q&A.

 is Peacemaker-in-Residence for Elizabethtown College’s Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking. He teaches Peace and Conflict Studies as well as resources the college in peace related co-curricular offerings. With more than more than thirty-five years of work in 30 countries in Asia and Africa, Jonathan has focused his efforts at peacebuilding and conflict transformation at community and middle-out leadership.  His recent training energies have gone toward human security and civil society. He is an 18-year veteran facilitator at the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute and works regularly in East Africa including University of Hargeisa, Somaliland. He recently facilitated workshops at the Initiatives of Change, Caux Forum on Just Governance for Human Security in Switzerland.