Photographer and Filmmaker John Stanmeyer to Deliver MCLA Conflict Prevention and Resolution Lecture


NORTH ADAMS, MASS.—Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that John Stanmeyer will present this year’s Conflict Prevention and Resolution lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, in Room 218 of Murdock Hall, on the MCLA campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Stanmeyer is an award-winning photographer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker who has produced numerous covers and stories for Time Magazine and National Geographic, while also contributing to Newsweek, Foreign Policy, and other publications. His work has taken him to nearly 100 countries to cover conflict, social unrest, political change, the natural environment, and cultural diversity. His work distills "complex issues that define our times, presenting them in poetic and understandable narratives." His lecture will include insights on conflict and draw extensively from his work as a photojournalist and his impressive portfolio of photographs.

The Conflict Prevention and Resolution Speaker Series, which began in 2014, seeks to provide the MCLA and Northern Berkshire communities with a forum to better understand sources of world conflicts and explore paths to resolve them. The series was established through the Peace and International Understanding Fund, an endowment created by Al Boschen, a longtime Berkshire County resident who was passionate about world peace and international communication. Recent speakers have included The Washington Post’s Joanna Slater and The Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen.

For more information, contact Dr. Dave Cupery, assistant professor of political science, at (413) 662-5493 or