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Institute for Hate Studies Director Hoover to Discuss ‘Engaging Communities for Justice’ Sept. 26

Posted on September 22, 2017 in: Events, Faculty & Staff, Feature Stories, Hate Studies, Spotlight

Kristine Hoover (GU photo by Evan Olson)

SPOKANE, Wash. – Kristine Hoover, director of the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies, will discuss “Engaging Communities for Justice” at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the McCarthey Athletic Center’s Herak Club Room. The public lecture’s cost of $20 includes lunch.

Hoover is the inaugural speaker for the 2017-18 Gonzaga Guild Lecture Series. Her lecture will include recent studies centered on the rise of hate in communities nationwide, and effective strategies for eliminating hate in intelligent, productive, sustainable and nonviolent ways. Hoover will provide examples of Gonzaga faculty and community partners working together to promote justice and inclusivity in Spokane.

In addition, the lecture will outline the topics and activities for the 4th International Conference on Hate Studies presented by Gonzaga Oct. 19-21 at the Hemmingson Center.

Hoover holds a doctorate in leadership studies and master’s degrees in business administration and organizational development. Her research interests lie in applied ethics, diversity and service-learning. Her scholarly work has appeared in publications including the Journal of Business Ethics, Personnel Review, and the Organization Development Journal. In addition to teaching full time, Hoover chairs the Washington State Legislative Ethics Board.

The Greater Gonzaga Guild is dedicated to raising awareness of Gonzaga’s scholarly and cultural contributions to the region, and is open to the public.

For more information, contact Mary Joan Hahn, director of public and community relations, at (509) 313-6095 or via email at

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