The Hispanic House of Studies at Duke Divinity School will host a Spanish Reading Group this fall. This group will be led by Dr. Nina Balmaceda, a scholar-practitioner whose work focuses on interdisciplinary education and civic leadership development for peace and reconciliation. She is the associate director of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School and the president of Peace and Hope International (PHI), a Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and confronting violence and other forms of injustice in Latin America. Balmaceda was born in Peru, where she worked in the human rights field. She holds a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, master's degrees in international Peace Studies and in Government and International Studies, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame.
The group will be reading St. Oscar Romero´s sermons and discuss the context and meaning of Romero´s message in the late 1970s during the Cold War.
All students, faculty and staff who wish to practice their Spanish and learn more about Latin America are invited to join. All accents are welcome. The first session will be held on Thursday, September 9.
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