Lynne Woehrle, Associate Professor and Sustainable Peacebuilding Program Director was awarded by the American Sociological Association (ASA) the 2022 Section on Peace, War and Social Conflict’s Robin M. Williams Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship, Teaching, and Service.
This award recognizes significant contributions to Peace Studies, conflict analysis, and the study of war/violence. Woehrle, was honored on August 6, 2022 at the ASA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. She is the 26th person to receive this award and a part of a very prestigious group of sociologists.
Woehrle who couldn’t be at the annual meeting shared, “In my youth I thought it was about making peaceful change and then it would be done; now I understand that relationship-building is never finished, and it is more about the means than the ends. Constructive conflict is a process, not merely an outcome. There is much to despair about in the world today and we must insist and persist in our individual efforts toward peacebuilding, justice and conflict transformation while also celebrating the widening impact of the ideas and practices we have upheld and nurtured for generations of scholars and practitioners.”
About the American Sociological Association:
The American Sociological Association, founded in 1905, is the national professional membership association for sociologists and others who are interested in sociology. ASA members include students, faculty working in a full range of institutions, and people working in government agencies and nonprofit and private sector organizations. (https://www.asanet.org/about/what-asa )
ASA’s mission is to serve sociologists in their work, advance sociology as a science and profession, and promote the contributions and use of sociology to society.
About Robin M. Williams:
Robin M. Williams, Jr., was the most intelligent, informed, and wise person I have had the good fortune to know as a friend and a colleague. His research fostered understanding of some of the most difficult problems of American society. He devoted much of his career and writing to studies of intergroup tensions, race relations, war and peace, ethnic conflict, and altruism and cooperation. (https://www.asanet.org/about/governance-and-leadership/council/presidents/robin-m-williams-jr )