Latest Announcements

Rotarian Action Group for Peace established

We are happy to announce that under the leadership of Al Jubitz and Erin Thomas from the War Prevention Initiative Core Team, the newly founded Rotarian Action Group for Peace launched its comprehensive web portal at http:www.//

Jubitz Family Foundation member of Peace and Security Funders Group

The steering committee of the Peace and Security Funders Group unaimously and enthusiastically approved the Jubitz Family Foundation’s application for membership to the Peace and Security Funders Group. The central purpose of Peace and Security Funders Group is to enhance the effectiveness of the network of grantmakers supporting work in the area of peace and … Read more

Promoting Nonviolence, Addressing Hate & Preventing Global Conflicts: The Role of Media Outlets

Dr. Joseph G Bock and Dr. Abbee Corb headline a special one-day event for change agents and stakeholders held at Portland State University on May 31, 2013. Attendance of this event is free and open to the public, but online pre-registration is required.

Oregon Arms Spending Alternatives Project Discussed

The War Prevention Initiative of the Jubitz Family Foundation and University of Oregon Law School’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center co-sponsored an exploratory brainstorming session to discuss a possible campaign in Oregon inspired by the Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project (MNASAP).

Nobel Peace Laureate José Ramos-Horta participates in panel on global war prevention

At the 2012 General Conference of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in Mie, Tsu, Japan, War Prevention Initiative director Patrick Hiller organized and chaired a plenary panel discussion on the topic “Global War Prevention – Are we at a turning point in history?”

Meeting with renowned Peace Studies Professor David Cortright

War Prevention Initiative Director Patrick Hiller met with Professor David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. In their discussion on the initiative’s commitment to war prevention, Cortright emphasized the need for a comprehensive campaign strategy for preventing war in Iran. A recently … Read more

War Prevention Initiative hosted “Parkdale Peace Gathering 2”

Dear Visitors, Under the theme of “Bridging gaps and next steps in war prevention” the Parkdale Peace Gathering 2 brought together a group of scholars, practitioners, Rotarians and other individuals dedicated to peace. We were glad to host conflict resolution experts such as Harry Anastasiou, Rob Gould and Tom Hastings from Portland State University, Tim … Read more

War Prevention Initiative met with author Karl Marlantes

On July 11, 2012 core team members of the War Prevention Initiative Al Jubitz and Patrick Hiller, as well as invited guest Jim McCobb met with New York Times Top 10 Bestseller Karl Marlantes in Seattle. He is the author Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War  and the recently published non-fiction work What It … Read more

War Prevention Initiative featured in Shift Network

The Hopeful Alternative – A Global Peace System, by War Prevention Initiative’s Executive Director Patrick Hiller was featured in the Shift Network’s “The Catalyst”. Click her to see the full article:

Seeing Systems Discussion Course book created in collaboration with the Northwest Earth Institute

We worked with the NW Earth Institute to develop a discussion course for use within living rooms, community settings, classrooms and may other settings. The discussion course titled, “Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability” was released in April 2014. Within these links you will find a description of the course –

Movement building organization World Beyond War

World Beyond War

Since winter 2013 a growing coalition of individuals and organizations – mainly from the U.S. peace movement – have been involved in intensive collaboration and actual planning for a re-energized effort to build a movement to end all war (henceforth: World Beyond War). The underlying ideas and vision of these efforts add the until now … Read more