Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.49
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Butler University
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Siobhan McEvoy-Levy
Professor
Political Science
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Desmond Tutu Peace Lab

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
The Desmond Tutu Peace Lab is an innovative think tank dedicated to undergraduate research, activism, dialogue and advocacy around peace and social justice issues broadly defined. It continues work in the spirit of The Desmond Tutu Center (2012–2017) by promoting peace, reconciliation, and global justice on campus and in the local community.

The Peace Lab began its work in the fall of 2018 and is designed to:

Develop and disseminate innovative and strategic approaches to peace education, leadership, policy, practice, and advocacy while
Developing capacity among students for peace and justice activism and innovative peace and justice leadership, including religious peacebuilding.

Student interns and a student think tank are working with faculty and local community partners to host lectures, workshops, dialogues, study tours, trainings, and other experiences in research and activism. Butler students are at the heart of the Peace Lab and work with the Faculty Director to create meaningful, student-led programming.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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