The Desmond Tutu Center, a five-year joint partnership between Butler University and the Christian Theological Seminary created in 2013 to promote the legacy of the Archbishop, will be renamed the Desmond Tutu Peace Lab and get a new director, Butler Professor of Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies Siobhan McEvoy-Levy.

McEvoy-Levy will be supported by three faculty fellows: Chad Bauman, Butler professor of religion and chair of the Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Classics; Terri Jett, Butler associate professor of political science and peace and conflict studies and special assistant to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusivity and Fait Muedini, Butler associate professor and director of International Studies.

The Desmond Tutu Peace Lab will be dedicated to undergraduate research, activism, dialogue, and advocacy around peace and social justice issues broadly defined. The Lab continues work in the spirit of The Desmond Tutu Center by promoting peace, reconciliation, and global justice on campus and in the local community.