The mission of Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-PAD) is to stand up for peace and diplomacy internationally, and for democracy and human rights at home. To these ends, we are dedicated to fostering education on campuses and in communities, encouraging activism, and facilitating networking with organizations working for peace and justice.
New: H-PAD Update
H-Pad has renewed our Virtual Speakers Program (VSL) for 2021-2022
Over thirty-five speakers are available to address local audiences via Zoom without honoraria on a variety of important historical and political topics!
The Virtual Speakers Program (VSP) is a new H-PAD initiative which draws on our past experiences with speakers lists, but which now incorporates the technological opportunities provided by video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Skype. The purpose of VSP is to enable local campus or community H-PAD supporters to schedule, without honoraria, presentations by professional historians, independent scholars, and activists in topic areas that are politically, historically, and intellectually important in the current context. We suggest that virtual speakers might be booked, for example, for regular class meetings in courses, during regular meeting slots of community groupings, or for specially arranged events. Read more…
Other H-PAD activities
H-PAD members have discussed developing a Public History Campaign that would create webinars, videos, and podcasts for wide distribution, expand our social media presence, promote H-PAD speakers, literature, and resources, and network with other organizations and institutes. If interested in contributing to this project or becoming a campus or community contact, please sign up here.