March 30, 2023
7:00 p.m.
Hall of Presidents, D-Hall
Grace Street Parking Deck; A Lot

Accessible parking available in A Lot adjacent to Wilson, across from D-Hall. Please note that A Lot is located in the gated area of campus. Guests who wish to use A Lot will need to use the call box at the gate entrance on Bluestone to contact campus police to have the gate raised. For questions or request for accomodations please email Jennifer Risser at

The Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) is excited to bring Giles Duley, an award-winning documentary photographer and the U.N. Global Advocate for Persons with Disabilities in Conflict and Peacebuilding Situations, to JMU’s campus for our annual Global Humanitarian Week March 30 at 7pm in JMU’s Hall of Presidents.

In 2011, while photographing civilians caught up in the conflict in Afghanistan, Duley was severely injured by an improvised explosive device, losing both legs and his left arm.

Today, Duley is the founder of the Legacy of War Foundation. Through a variety of global projects, the Foundation seeks to challenge the neo-colonial concepts in the aid sector and whose mission is to “help individuals and communities rebuild their own lives after the trauma of war” through empowerment and advocacy. In addition to his photography and foundation, Duley is currently filming a documentary series in which he cooks with families in countries devastated by war, most recently in Ukraine. 

We are thrilled to bring a speaker to campus whose work represents CISR’s mission of connecting people around the world to share stories, promote recovery, and build resilience. 

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