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Joe Volk, the executive secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the largest peace lobby in Washington, D.C., will be speaking about Middle East affairs on Tuesday, March 27, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Volk’s presentation which, is sponsored by the Locke and Key student political science organization, will begin at 7 p.m. in Copeland Hall, Room 140. Free and open to the public, the event will also feature a discussion after Volk’s talk.
In addition to recounting his travels to the Middle East, Volk will speak about the FCNL and the organization’s efforts to promote peace internationally.
A veteran of peace and social justice activism, Volk has been involved in peace efforts for more than 30 years. He has contributed to the Iraq Working Group, the Arms Transfer Working Group and has served as a leader in the Washington Interreligious Staff Committee.
Before joining FCNL in 1990, Volk worked for 18 years in the American Friends Service Committee, where he served as the national secretary for Peace Education for eight years.
A former junior high and high school teacher, Volk began his career as a peace activist in 1967, when he refused a deferment from the draft and enlisted in the Army in an attempt to persuade other troops to refuse to deploy to Vietnam.