Political Science Professor Involved In World Peace Awareness Effort

Julia Albarracin

Western Illinois University Associate Political Science Professor Julia Albarracin has undertaken an effort to bring awareness of the issue of world peace to the region.

After coming to campus, Albarracin spearheaded the annual campus celebration of World Peace Day at WIU, which was held for the second time in September.

“There is always an interest in the issue of peace in other parts of the world, but not a lot of awareness in the U.S.,” Albarracin said.

During the first celebration, Albarracin developed a video project that incorporated WIU students, faculty and staff and she worked with Tri-States Public Radio News Director Rich Egger to develop a radio story of world peace issues.

“We hope the celebration will be bigger next year; I hope a lot of people are going to be involved,” she said. “This year faculty and students gathered to discuss ongoing conflicts and possible solutions.”

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