2011 Charles DeBenedetti Peace Conference

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The University of Toledo Department of History is pleased to sponsor the Charles DeBenedetti Peace Conference, on Friday, October 28, 2011, at Libbey Hall on the main campus. The conference is open and free to the public.

Six panels, with more than a dozen speakers, are scheduled throughout the day, covering a wide range of topics that expose the deep roots of violence in American society and explore the alternative path of a "culture of peace."

The conference is named in honor of Prof. Charles DeBenedetti, a member of the UT Department of History faculty from 1968 until his sudden death at the age of 44 in 1987. DeBenedetti was a tireless advocate of peace in his professional as well as personal life. "Creating a Culture a Peace" honors and invigorates his legacy.


  • Friday, October 28, 2011
  • 7:30 a.m. Doors open

Panels begin at 8:00 and run approximately every 90 minutes.
See program for details.


  • Libbey Hall
  • The University of Toledo main campus
  • West Bancroft Ave. and Campus Drive

Sponsored by:

  • Department of History at UT


Parking information: Libbey Hall is located near the intersection of West Bancroft Street and Campus Road (LH on the campus map). Lots 12, 13, 13N, and the West Parking Garage will not be ticketed on the day of the event, but please allow time to find a parking spot. For handicapped accessible parking, please contact the department office at 419-530-2845.

Supporting Organizations:

  • Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition [website]
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Toledo Branch) [website]
  • Center for Religious Understanding (UT) [website]
  • Corpus Christi University Parish [website]
  • BGSU Peace and Conflict Studies