Projects in Peace
Middlebury is pleased to be a participating member of Davis Projects for Peace, a program that honors Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a noted philanthropist who was interested in finding new ways to advance world peace. Four years ago, Mrs. Davis chose to celebrate her centennial birthday by committing $1 million dollars to fund “100 Projects for Peace.” Undergraduate students at more than 90 college campuses across the United States, including Middlebury students, are eligible to design and submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century. The top submissions from the participating campuses, including at least one from Middlebury, will receive $10,000 in funding to initiate projects anywhere in the world during the summer of that year.
Each year President Ron Liebowitz will also select and fund one additional project. He chooses to put resources from the presidential discretionary fund towards a second project because he believes that “the values that this project represent touches on what are among the most important ones a liberal arts education can impart to its students—clear analytical thinking, excellent communications, self-confidence, creativity, and initiative.”
We invite passionate undergraduate students from all academic backgrounds to consider ways in which their unique experiences and perspectives might inspire a world peace project.