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War Prevention Initiative Co-Sponsors Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Ceremony

We are pleased to co-sponsor Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility’s Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Ceremony. More information on this event at: https://www.oregonpsr.org/awards_ceremony 
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War Prevention Initiative Signs Pledge calling on the European Union to stop funding military research programs.

On behalf of the War Prevention Initiative, Executive Director Patrick Hiller signed the following pledge:  Europe has a long tradition of innovation and EU research programmes have been shown to be a powerful policy tool. The EU should continue to invest in civilian research areas th
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Measuring Peace

Measuring Peace: Using metrics of peace to transform conflict, alleviate human suffering, and address global poverty   Global inequality of peacefulness has widened in 2016 as least peaceful countries spiral into increased violence. Violence costs the world $ 13.6 trillion dollar
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Revealing an increasingly divided world – Special Presentation on the 2015 Global Peace Index

Webcast “2015 Global Peace Index” Thank you for joining our special presentation on the 2015 Global Peace Index featuring Aubrey Fox, Executive Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace. More questions for the presenter? The discussants? Other questions? Send an em
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Iran Deal Analysis – Diplomacy is the Alternative to war

Executive Summary The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – commonly referred to us the Iran Nuclear Deal – is a multilateral agreement between Iran and the P5+1 (the U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China plus Germany), along with the European Union. Its primary objecti
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Webcast: Structurally Transforming Militarism for Peace

Thank you for joining the War Prevention Initiative for this online webinar with our guest John Lindsay-Poland. John has written about, researched and organized action for human rights and demilitarization of US policy in Latin America for more than 30 years. As a veteran human rights
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Addressing ISIS – Research and Advocacy Briefing

Cost/benefit analysis of destructive and constructive responses December, 2014 A War Prevention Initiative Research and Advocacy Briefing by Tom Hastings, Ed.D. (Professor at Portland State University); Patrick Hiller, Ph.D. (Director War Prevention Initiative); Dana Ghazi (Graduate S
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Special Lecture – Narratives in Peacebuilding and Peace Obstruction

“You MUST Listen!” Israeli and Palestinian narratives in peacebuilding and peace obstruction In this talk, Dr. Chaitin presented a conceptualization of four different kinds of personal narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, two of which usually hinder peacebuilding efforts be
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Welcoming new advisory board member Leah Bolger

We are very happy to announce that Leah Bolger accepted our invitation to serve on the Advisory Board of the War Prevention Initiative. For the last nine months we have been collaborating on a regular basis with Leah on building World Beyond War. Currently Leah serves as the Chair of
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WPI at Fellowship of Reconciliation Conference

Dear Workshop Attendees, It was a great pleasure to talk with you about the Global Peace System. On our website you can find several of the resources I discussed. Here are a few direct links: Introductory video – Click here Global Peace System Study Guide and Global Peace System
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