University for Peace Awards John Marks and Susan Collin Marks Honorary Doctorate Degrees

University for Peace Award 2Dr. Amr Abdalla, Professor and Vice Rector of the United Nations affiliated University for Peace presented Honorary Doctorate Degrees from UPEACE to SFCG Founder & President John Marks and Senior Vice President, Susan Collin Marks. The degrees were given in recognition of the impact of the peacebuilding work they and Search for Common Ground do around the world.

“This is the highest honor we could receive,” Susan Collin Marks said upon accepting her degree. “It’s our university and it belongs to the world.”

UPEACE was established in 1980 in Costa Rica under a UN approved charter with the mission of promoting a spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is the university’s honorary president.

We congratulate John Marks and Susan Collin Marks on their achievement and thank the University of Peace for this high honor.