Retired professor still working for peace at 92

photo    Retired University of Montana professor and long time peace activist Meyer “Mike” Chessin is the winner of this year’s “Peacemaker Award” from the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center. Chessin has spent most of his 92 years advocating for peace and progressive causes. In this feature interview, he talks with News Director Sally Mauk about his lifelong commitment to that work. Chessin grew up in the Bronx, was educated at UCLA and Berkeley, and began teaching botany at the University of Montana in 1949, retiring in 1990. He says his interest in peace began when he was in the army, and was posted to Berlin in 1945 – a city nearly destroyed by war.


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