Category Archives: Peace

Peace Studies Founder Speaks about Current Wars

I recently listened to a fascinating interview with Johan Galtung on the radio program Democracy Now.  Galtung, a Norwegian mathematician, is widely regarded as the founder of international peace studies. In speaking about trouble spots in the Middle East and … Continue reading

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Peace Studies Founder Speaks about Current Wars

I recently listened to a fascinating interview with Johan Galtung on the radio program Democracy Now.  Galtung, a Norwegian mathematician, is widely regarded as the founder of international peace studies. In speaking about trouble spots in the Middle East and … Continue reading

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Living Room Dialogue: Women and War

This Living Room Dialogue was prompted by “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” the film by Abigail Disney & Gini Reticker documenting the role of women in ending the civil war in Liberia. In the introductions led by Network staff … Continue reading

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Will the memory of war ever be erased? An example from Japan

Hayato Nakayama, a recent college graduate with a major in international relations and conflict resolution, facilitated this living room dialogue.  A native of Japan, he began by offering some of his country’s history as an example of how war leaves … Continue reading

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Liberian Women “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

Sometimes I question the value of dialogue in bringing peace.  Sure it’s a nice thing to get people together to discuss their differences, but can dialogue really help to bring an end to wars? Well, it turns out, it can, … Continue reading

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