"It's our task at the Baker Institute and Juniata College to insure that we develop a realism that not only takes account of the world we're living in now, but more importantly, the world we want to live in and can create with commitment and intelligence."
- Dr. James Skelly, Institute Director
In an effort to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas among faculty at Juniata, Baker Institute hosts a series of Integrative Faculty Seminars each semester.
Why do some soldiers say “no”?
An intergenerational dialogue exploring why and how six former U.S. Navy Officers, while on active duty in the late 60′s and early 70′s, drew a line for themselves that they would not cross, and how their stories relate to activism today.
Baker Assistant Professor Polly Walker recently received a grant from Juniata College through the Innovative Educational Initiatives Program. She is advocating a paradigm shift in Peace and Conflict Studies, proposing to incorporate the growing momentum for systems theory approaches to conflict resolution theory and practice into the PACS curriculum.
Ellsberg delivered poignant insight on current controversies surrounding surveillance and recent leaks of classified information by Chelsea Manning and Edwards Snowden. His breadth of knowledge and incisive analysis elicited a sharp wake up call to the threats posed by bulk
“On the Future of International Education: Peace, Justice, and the Development of Global Civil Society.” The 8th Ron Moffatt Seminar on International Education will be held in Washington DC at American University this year.