(Posted September 9, 2002)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- An expert on how ecological factors can cause conflict or war will talk about "The Psychological Factors of Eco-based Warfare" at 7 p.m., Sept. 12, in Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Science Center on the Juniata campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Deborah Du Nann Winter, professor of psychology at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., has written extensively on the environmental factors that can affect peace and war. Her talk will focus on whether resource shortages cause war. In addition, she will discuss how ecological and psychological factors interrelate during wartime.

Winter has taught at Whitman College since 1974. She is the author of "Ecological: Healing the Split Between Planet and Self" and she co-edited the 2001 book "Peace, Conflict and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century."
Winter currently serves as president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. She also has received awards for her research from the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence and the American Psychological Association. She also is a Fellow in the American Psychology Association.

Winter earned her doctorate from the University of New Hampshire in 1974.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.