BIOGRAPHY: Mark Lance is a professor of philosophy and professor of justice and peace at Georgetown University. He founded the Georgetown Program on Justice and Peace and was a founding board member of the national Peace and Justice Studies Association. He is past board chair of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development, a past editor of Peace and Change, a past member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies, and taught at the Institute for Social Ecology. As an academic, he has published two books, three edited books, and around 50 articles on philosophy of language, logic, metaphysics and epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy. He regularly teaches courses on nonviolence and anarchism among other topics.
He has been an activist for 30 years with organizations such as The River City Nonviolent Resistance Campaign, Pitt Divestment Coalition, Students for a Free South Africa, ACTUP, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, CopWatch, Nicaragua Network, Pledge of Resistance, Sanctuary, Palestine Solidarity Committee, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now, Movement for Global Justice, Free Mumia Coalition, PFLAG, numerous anti-war organizations, union drives, and local initiatives, and was a founding member of The Truth Telling Project. He is currently working on a book with Matt Meyer on Revolutionary Nonviolence.
Prof. Lance has given over 300 talks, workshops and teach-ins around the world on a wide range of social justice topics. He is available to speak or lead workshops and teach-ins on revolutionary nonviolence (and its strategic relation to violence), organizing, anarchism, life-long activism, political organizing in the university, social justice pedagogy, the ethics of solidarity, intersectional organizing, and political dimensions of language, as well as a wide range of topics in philosophy.