Man holding trophy.

Peter holds the 3rd Annual Leavy Presidential Address Award at Loyola Marymount University

A packed auditorium of students, teachers, and faculty at Loyola Marymount University greeted Dr. Peter McLaren at the 3rd Annual Leavey Presidential Chair Lecture on Monday, February 15, 2016.

In its third year, and organized by Dr. Antonia Darder, internationally known Freirean scholar, the Leavey Presidential Chair Lecture is a forum where important scholars speak to the question of social justice and moral leadership in schools and in the greater society.

Dr. McLaren’s talk, entitled The Ethics of Love and Insurrection: Education for Social Justice, represented a major shift in his work that spans over 40 years, drawing upon liberation theology in Latin America and North America, to articulate a vision of social and economic justice in the present, drawn from the love of Jesus and Catholic social teachings. Dr. McLaren’s insights are congealed in his latest book, Pedagogy of Insurrection: From Resurrection to Revolution, published with Peter Lang, which formed the material of his talk. Dr. McLaren concluded his talk with a spoken word reading joined by a jazz trio.

Man reading from book next to man with saxophone.

Peter reading from Pedagogy of Liberation


Peter McLaren, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University.