War Prevention Initiative Executive Director gave a free public talk on “Challenges and Opportunities in the Trump Era and Peace Education for Peaceful Resistance” at the Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network.
The Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) held their biannual conference in Penang, Malaysia from August 23-25, 2017. Under the theme “‘Promoting Peace and Upholding the Transcendent Dignity of the Human Person in the Asia-Pacific Region”, discussed regional as well as topical thematic issues such as nonkilling, gender, nonviolent resistance, politics, peace education, populism and religion.
War Prevention Initiative Executive Director participated in the 2017 Peace and Security Funders Group Annual Meeting and Federal Policy Briefing. These get togethers with colleagues from the field are great opportunities for networking and getting informed about the current trends and best practices. The conference was preceded by an afternoon meeting of the Nuclear Working Group which was hosted by the Ploughshares Fund.
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 objective is preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. The deal should be examined through the lens of this objective.
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.
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 Student Portland State University and Expert on Syrian Civil Society
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.
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 the Coordinating Committee at this crucial stage of building the World Beyond War movement. Leah’s commitment to ending war through nonviolent means and her leadership skills make her an invaluable partner and adviser.