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Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies

The Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies award honors a distinguished advocate for peace, noted humanitarian, or faith leader who is asked to serve in limited residency at the University of Massachusetts Lowell during one semester each year. Support the Endowment.

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Amber Fletcher

The 2020 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies is Amber Fletcher, associate professor of Sociology & Social Studies, University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. Fletcher’s research combines the fields of sociology, gender studies and public policy studies to examine the everyday effects of macro-level changes in policy and climate. 
In 2011, Amber was one of six women from across Canada to receive the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Person’s Case for her work on gender equality in Canada. She has served as a delegate to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (2012), as a gender consultant to the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), and on the UN WWAP’s Working Group on Sex-Disaggregated Indicators. She is the author (with Wendee Kubik) of "Women in Agriculture Worldwide: Key Issues and Practical Approaches" (published by Routledge, 2016) and numerous publications.

The Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies award honors a distinguished advocate for peace, noted humanitarian, or faith leader who is asked to serve in limited residency at the University of Massachusetts Lowell during one semester each year. The annual Greeley Peace Scholar also gives a Day Without Violence lecture. The Day Without Violence was launched in 1996 by the Peace Studies Association (UMass Lowell is a founding member); at one time it was held annually at more than 100 universities and colleges throughout the United States.