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Presenting Bok-dong Kim (left) and Won-ok Gil (right) a Pro Concordia Labor flag at the weekly Wednesday protest of the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

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Introducing 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Leymah Gbowee, at the official Peace Palace Centenary in The Hague, Netherlands.

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With Central Michigan University students preparing for 'A Grotian Moment' in Delft, Netherlands.

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In front of the Peace Palace (The Hague) with Ms. Hyeyeon Kim and Dr. Chung Koo-Do, both of the No Gun Ri Peace Foundation in Korea. You can learn more about the flag, "Pro Concordia Labor", here.
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do"

- Edward Everett Hale.

Hope Elizabeth May is a philosopher and lawyer whose work combines the ethical and political philosophy of Aristotle with the Peace Through Law tradition of The Hague. Inspired by the work of peace activists in the United States in the early 1900s - especially Benjamin Franklin Trueblood, Edward Everett Hale, Fannie Fern Andrews and Lucia Ames Mead, Dr. May is passionate about the importance of public education to the "Peace Through Law" project, and to that end, creates innovative educational activities aimed at exposing the story and history of International Law to a broader audience than lawyers and the legal academy. These activities include A Grotian Moment (celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the International Criminal Court), Piece of the Palace (celebrating the Centenary of the Peace Palace), Pro Concordia Labor ("For Peace I Work"), The Points of Light Project, and Forward Into Light. Additionally, Dr. May has developed a unique study abroad course focused on the International Criminal Court, the United States, and The Hague Tradition, and is currently working on a companion course in Seoul, South Korea which builds a narrative bridge between the United States, The Hague and Korea. Dr. May's work in The Hague includes work with the Homer Hulbert Memorial society and The No Gun Ri Peace Foundation

Dr. May has been a Visiting Professional in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the
International Criminal Court Student Network, is on the Council of Advisors of the Global Institute of the Prevention of Aggression and The International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition. In 2014, she was appointed to the Advisory Board for the Council of Korean Studies.

After obtaining her PhD degree in philosophy (writing her dissertation on Aristotle's Ethics), she received her Juris Doctorate degree in 2008, graduating magna cum laude , from Michigan State University. As a law student, Dr. May won awards for her work in Legal Interpretation, International Law, First Amendment Law, and Law and Literature.

She currently teaches at Central Michigan University (CMU), where she received its Excellence in Teaching Award. At CMU, she directs its Center for Professional and Personal Ethics. As Director, Dr. May has envisioned and designed numerous student centered projects such as the CMU Redbook, CMU Vote, Ethics Talk, and Inspire Michigan!. In 2013, she was one of two women who earned the Central Michigan University-American Council on Education recognition as a "Woman of Excellence".

Her latest book, Aristotle's Ethics: Moral Development and Human Nature (Continuum 2010), blends the argument of her dissertation with a relatively recent theory of motivation called Self-Determination Theory.

Dr. May is married to Dr. Jeffrey Wigand - a man of conscience who gained international acclaim when he exposed the duplicity of the tobacco industry. Dr. Wigand's story is told in the Academy Award nominated film, The Insider, wherein actor Russell Crowe plays Wigand.

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