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Prof. Brinton Lykes receives Lifetime Peace Practitioner Award

Brinton Lykes
Prof. M. Brinton Lykes

The Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence of the American Psychological Association (APA) has awarded M. Brinton Lykes the prestigious Ignacio Martín-Baró Lifetime Peace Practitioner Award.  This award is given for outstanding service by a psychologist who has partnered with community members to design and implement activities that raise the consciousness of the public regarding human rights issues and that results in greater community empowerment in peace building and social justice initiatives. She has been invited to address at the APA's annual Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Lykes' extensive activities in the area of community-based participatory research, particularly in the areas of human rights abuse and state sponsored terrorism, exemplify the work that the founders of this award wish to acknowledge. 

Dr. Lykes is Associate Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Professor of Community-Cultural Psychology, and Chair of the Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.