Introducing 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Leymah Gbowee, at the official Peace Palace Centenary in The Hague, Netherlands.
With Central Michigan University students preparing for 'A Grotian Moment' in Delft, Netherlands.
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 includeA 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 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.