The War Prevention Initiative was honored to co-host Nobel Peace Laureate Tilman Ruff from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. As members of this international civil society campaign, it was a privilege to meet and listen to one of campaign’s co-founders. Ruff gave a talk entitled Before They End Us: The New Global Movement to End Nuclear Weapons and Protect Planetary Health, a discussion about nuclear weapons and the nuclear disarmament movement. Read more
The War Prevention Initiative Team enjoyed participating in the 2018 Global PDX Conference. At a gathering, aimed at exploring the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, War Prevention Initiative Executive Director Patrick Hiller gave the opening keynote speech entitled: The humanitarian-development-peace nexus: multidimensional responses to multidimensional problems.
Recognizing the many positive opportunities, Hiller suggested that business as usual was not an option and that if we concentrate on helping and forget to criticize the root causes, we are to a certain degree legitimizing those.
Dr. Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW, Nobel Peace Prize 1985) and founding international and Australian Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.”
The event will also feature the exhibit Children Remember: Nuclear Stories Through Memories, Relationships, and Art by artists Yukiyo Kawano and Oregon PSR Advisory Board member Chisao Hata. This powerful exhibit arose out of a collaboration between atomic bomb survivors, or hibakusha, and high school student artists living in Hiroshima, and is an evocative exploration of the tragedy of nuclear weapons use.
Tickets for Oregon PSR members are $10.00. Non-member tickets are $15.00, and student tickets are $5.00.
Purchase your ticket(s) today, and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 13th!
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.
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 between former enemies, and two that have the potential to support peacebuilding and reconciliation if they are undertaken in a supportive, dialogical group space.
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:
“Civil Society Organizations should develop and put into practice strategies that embrace the cultural and systemic root causes and learn new ways to influence the political and social systems.” (Michael Narberhaus, Founder Smart CSOs)
The role is civil society organizations (CSOs) in the realm of peacebuilding is clear to academics and practitioners alike.