Dr. Ed Taylor, assistant professor of political science at Missouri Western State University, will present a talk titled “Enter the Peacemakers: The Women’s Coalition and the Good Friday Negotiations in Northern Ireland” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 in the Hoff Conference Rooms, Blum Union rooms 218-219. The talk, part of the Peace and Conflict Studies Speaker Series, is free and open to the public.

Dr. Taylor is part of the committee that designed and continues to direct the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, and is responsible for the international relations curriculum at Missouri Western. His core research interests are centered upon building peace in post-conflict societies. He is working on a book project focused on the intersection between feminist theory and foreign policy.

For more information about Peace and Conflict Studies or the speaker series, contact Joanne Katz, katz@missouriwestern.edu, Dr. David Kratz Mathies, dmathies@missouriwestern.edu or Dr. Taylor at etaylor8@missouriwestern.edu.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.