Through the generosity of the late Professor Emeritus Paul Delp, Trustee Harmon Wilkinson and his wife Nadine, the Delp-Wilkinson Peace Endowment was established to support Peace Studies at Chapman. The endowment provides support for student travel to conferences and study tour classes in addition to providing books and videos that enrich the program. Finally, it supports The Delp-Wilkinson Peace Lecture Series that annually brings at least one prominent peacemaker to campus to speak and meet with students.
- Robin WrightRobin WrightMs. Robin Wright, correspondent for The Washington Post, explored the issue of “The Middle East & Militant Islam: The Crucial Next Six Months.”
- Edward SaidEdward SaidProfessor Edward W. Said discusses “Power, Politics and Culture: The United States and the Middle East.”
- Rigoberta MenchuRigoberta MenchuLeft to right: Dr. Carolyn Vieira-Martinez, Assistant Professor of History, Dr.Lynn Hortan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu, and Dr. Pillar Valenzuela, Assistant Professor of Spanish.
»The Delp-Wilkinson Peace Lecture Series
Peace lecturers have included Nobel Peace Laureates Jose Ramos-Horta, Betty Williams, and Rigoberta Menchu, activists David Dellinger, Blase Bonpane, Prexy Nesbitt, and Bill McKibben, scholars Betty Reardon, Cornel West, Edward Said, Howard Zinn, and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, writer David Grossman, outspoken former Marine and UN arms inspector Scott Ritter, Ambassador to USSR Jack Matlock, Ambassador from South Africa Barbara Masekela, anti-apartheid activists and jurist Albie Sachs (pictured left), journalist Robin Wright, analyst Phyllis Bennis, and media critic Alexander Cockburn.