Father Ivo Markovic Guest Lecture

Father Ivo Markovic Guest Lecture
Thursday, May 4, 1:00 p.m.
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Father Ivo Markovic, a Franciscan peace activist, theologian, and musician, will be speaking from Sarajevo live via Skype in Lindsay Johnson’s Music in Wartime class. All are welcome to attend.

Markovic will speak about Pontanima, an inter-religious choir based in Sarajevo that he founded in 1996 in the wake of the Balkan war. Pontanima seeks to heal wounds and build relationships through music, bringing together singers and audiences of various faiths and nationalities in the process of reconciliation.

Markovic and Pontanima have won multiple peace prizes for their work, including the Tanenbaum’s prestigious Peacemaker in Action award in 1998, the Common Ground Award in 2004, and a Chirac Foundation Award for the Prevention of Conflict in 2016.

Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, paid visitor parking is available in Lot 9, behind the Performing arts and Humanities Building. Click here for more information.

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