ForumThinks programs are hosted by our community partners to provide a deeper understanding of Forum topics. Events include book groups, discussion panels, photography exhibits, documentary screenings, and more.

This fall, we are focusing our ForumThinks programs on Leadership, Diplomacy, and Civil Discourse.

The Peacemaker Film & Interview 


Tuesday, October 9 • 6:30 PM

Mills Theatre, Carr Hall

Director/Producer: James Demo

Time: 90 minutes

A New York Times Critics’ Pick and multi-award winning film,The Peacemaker is an intimate portrait of Padraig O’Malley, an international peacemaker who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. The film takes us from Padraig’s isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth – from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq – as he works a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction. We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.

Co-sponsored by Bay Path University’s MS in Leadership & Negotiation, The World Affairs Council of Western Mass, The Springfield Public Forum and Temple Beth-El.

Post-screening interview with James Demo by Joshua Weiss, Ph.D., Bay Path University.

As space is limited, pre-registration is strongly recommended. Register Now: