Entries tagged with ‘MAYDAY!’

MAYDAY! 2018 Conference

The annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference was established at Gustavus in 1981. It occurs on the last Wednesday in April or the first Wednesday in May each year. Classes are suspended or shortened so that students and faculty may attend the events. The conference is free and open to the public, although visitors are asked to […]

MAYDAY! 2017

What Would You Do?: Mass Surveillance and the Citizen is the theme of Gustavus Adolphus College’s 37th annual MAYDAY! to be held May 3  The conference will consider the obligations of citizens to check the overreach of government power in our information age. Speakers with a wide range of perspectives will examine the boundaries of […]

MAYDAY! 2015

  “The War Within: Can the Soldier Be at Peace?” is the theme of Gustavus Adolphus College’s 35th annual MAYDAY!. The schedule includes a keynote speaker, presentation, and panel focused on the challenges veterans face while reintegrating into society upon returning from combat. This full-day conference, which is open to the public at no charge, is […]

MAYDAY! 2014

Since the Dalai Lama went into exile in 1959 following the Chinese occupation of Tibet, the Tibetan people have sought refuge in India and throughout the world, including Minnesota. They have since struggled to maintain their identity and build a global democratic culture. This full-day conference, which is open to the public at no charge, is […]


Forty years after Roe v. Wade, Americans continue to debate the complexities of the decision and its legacy. Rather than simply argue the pros and cons, this year’s MAYDAY! Conference, through a series of 21 speaker-led teaching units, will explore the religious, ethical, legal, medical, historical, and social issues related to that monumental decision. This […]

MAYDAY! Conference Focuses on How We Imagine Peace…

“Imaging Peace” is the topic of the 30th annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference to be held Wednesday, April 28, 2010, on the college campus. Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, an assistant professor of justice and peace studies at the University of St. Thomas and a nationally recognized writer, public speaker, and activist committed to nonviolent social change, will open […]

MAYDAY! Peace Conference on April 29

“Tiananmnen + 20 Years” is the topic of the 29th annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference on Wednesday, April 29. Andrew Nathan, Ph. D., a leading expert on Chinese affairs and politics and professor at the Columbia University, opens the daylong conference in Christ Chapel at 10 a.m. The afternoon keynote speaker is Yang Jianli, Ph.D., human […]