The McLean Lecture on World Law honors the memory and contributions of M.W. McLean, a founder, executive director, and executive vice-president of the World Federalist Association of Pittsburgh, now Global Solutions Education Fund Pittsburgh. Known as “Mac” by all he greeted, he enjoyed the trust and confidence of prominent community leaders and other Pittsburgh friends, all of whom he invited to share his passion for a world united in peace through governance under universally recognized principles of law.
Mac was a veteran of World War II in Europe, an experience which had a profound impact upon his life. Upon returning home he found other veterans desirous of working for peace through means other than armed conflict. In 1951 he began four years in Amsterdam as Secretary-General of the International World Federalist Movement, before returning to Pittsburgh, where his life’s work was the promotion of World Federalism. His lifelong dedication to creating conversation and public dialogue about our need for world peace through world law continues to inspire us today.
Recent lecturers include:
For more information about the McLean Lecture on World Law please contact Dan Giovannelli.