Global Campaign for Peace Education - monthly newsletter/digest
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Dear subscriber,

Our November compendium, similar to October, is a bit lighter than normal.  We've had our hands full with the ongoing development of our online learning tool: STUDY WAR NO MORE!  Produced by World Beyond War in partnership with the Global Campaign for Peace Education, STUDY WAR NO MORE provides guided inquiries for students and citizens to understand the nature of “the war system” and the possibilities for its transformation to an authentic “global security system” pursued via peaceful means.  Please check out the "STUDY WAR NO MORE spotlights" in the articles below.

The Global Campaign for Peace Education is looking for volunteers who can assist us in keeping up with the news and postings.  If you are tech savvy, familiar with Word Press, and are able to give an hour or two a week we would love your help.  Please reach out to us at [email protected]  

And once again, our gentle monthly plea: please help us "spread peace ed" by using the hashtags #SpreadPeaceEd and #PeaceEd, following us on social media, and by sharing and reposting news on your timeline and in your communities.  The Global Campaign is very active on Facebook and Twitter.  

In peace & solidarity,

Tony Jenkins
Coordinator, Global Campaign for Peace Education

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News & Views

(News, Opinion, Activity Reports)

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Afghan Universities Build a Movement Against Extremism

Afghan Universities Build a Movement Against Extremism

Category: News & Highlights

Fifteen years after the overthrow of the Taliban regime, Afghanistan’s university student population has ballooned, and its roughly 50 universities form a critical arena in the struggle for the country’s future. Yet Afghan universities have lacked courses or student organizations dedicated to opposing extremist ideas and to building peace across the ethnic, sectarian and other divides exploited by militant groups.

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Afghan Kuchi Tribes Thrive With Community Education

Afghan Kuchi Tribes Thrive With Community Education

Category: News & Highlights

Kuchi people are some of the poorest and least represented people in Afghanistan. School isn’t traditionally a part of the nomadic life, so many adults in the tribes are illiterate. However, parents can see the benefits of education and want more than anything for their children to read and write. 

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STUDY WAR NO MORE spotlight! Alternative visions: Human Security and a Culture of Peace

STUDY WAR NO MORE spotlight! Alternative visions: Human Security and a Culture of Peace

Category: Curricula, News & Highlights

What visions can we draw from for thinking, strategizing and planning for an alternative global security system?

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Betty Reardon & The Ikeda Center: An Experiment in Alternative Thinking about Global Issues

Betty Reardon & The Ikeda Center: An Experiment in Alternative Thinking about Global Issues

Category: News & Highlights, Youth Focused

Over the course of the spring/summer of 2017, the Ikeda Center worked with feminist peace educator and civil society activist Betty Reardon to plan a two-part seminar series for Boston-area university students. With Daisaku Ikeda’s annual peace proposals as a guide, students will consider creative modes of responding to and ameliorating difficult global challenges, centering on the abolition of nuclear weapons. This essay is adapted from the seminar purpose statement and learning objectives so that readers can also engage with seminar themes and begin to shape their own creative responses to pressing problems confronting our world. 

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STUDY WAR NO MORE Spotlight! Global insecurity: Understanding the “War System”

STUDY WAR NO MORE Spotlight! Global insecurity: Understanding the “War System”

Category: Curricula, News & Highlights

What is the nature of the “War System,” who and what does it impact, and how might we begin to dismantle it?

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Action Alerts

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Resources

(Curricula, Research, Policy)

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STUDY WAR NO MORE Spotlight! Debunking the Myths of War

STUDY WAR NO MORE Spotlight! Debunking the Myths of War

Category: Curricula

What are the assumptions we hold about the nature of violence and the practices of war?

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Outrage - and resources for teachers - after the Trump administration ends DACA

Outrage - and resources for teachers - after the Trump administration ends DACA

Category: Curricula

The Trump administration is rescinding DACA, an Obama-era program that allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth to live in the United States without the constant threat of deportation. Grace Cornell Gonzales, a former elementary school teacher who is an editor of Rethinking Bilingual Education, wrote that “the future of DACA and our undocumented students is the future of our country.
As educators, we owe it to these young people to do everything in our power to fight for them — and against this xenophobic administration that is playing with their lives for its own political gain.”

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Learn & Do

(Events & Conferences, Academic Courses, Programs of Study,
Trainings & Workshops, Campaigns, Youth Focused Events)

For a full list of events visit the Global Peace Education Calendar!

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Regenerative Leadership online course

Regenerative Leadership online course


This is a 4-week online course hosted through the U.N. mandated University for Peace. The course blends the topics of sustainability and leadership, bringing forth the concept of regenerative leadership, or leadership that seeks to go beyond simply sustaining and maintaining, to actually improving and regenerating. To reach this level as an organization includes fully understanding the different management and …

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Positive Leadership workshop

Positive Leadership workshop


Experience this 3-day, face-to-face professional development seminar at the beautiful UN-mandated University for Peace campus, interacting closely with participants who have either travelled from abroad or live locally, and come from a varying array of professional backgrounds. You will start by looking inward at your own well-being, strengths and limitations, then, project these values outward to bring the very best …

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Online Certificate Course in Human Rights and Social Justice


The Human Rights and Social Justice course is designed to promote a critical understanding of the human rights discourse. The course covers modern human rights institutions and how these work for state and non-state actors. The course also explores the political, historical and philosophical development of ideas about human rights and social justice which underpin current systems. In recognition of …

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Online Certificate Course in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law


International humanitarian law (IHL), also referred to as the Law of Armed Conflict aims at protecting the fundamental human rights of victims and non-combatants in the event of armed conflict or war. The complexities of modern-day conflicts combined with the availability of information and media interest have resulted in a higher profile of difficult humanitarian issues. A full understanding of …

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Knowledge

(Publications & Book Reviews)

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Jobs & Funding

(Job Postings & Funding Opportunities)

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Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace seeks Executive Director (University of Notre Dame)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace seeks Executive Director (University of Notre Dame)

Category: Jobs

The Executive Director of the Kroc Institute advances the mission and strategic objectives of the Institute through leadership on operational and administrative matters.

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USIP seeks a Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Research (Washington, DC)

USIP seeks a Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Research (Washington, DC)

Category: Jobs

The United States Institute of Peace seeks a Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Research (LER). The Director will be USIP’s lead authority on monitoring, evaluation and learning.

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Amnesty International Seeks Communications Internship for Human Rights Education (London)

Amnesty International Seeks Communications Internship for Human Rights Education (London)

Category: Jobs

Apply for the Communications Internship for Human Rights Education to learn from leading experts, create impact with a massive global audience and jump-start your career as a communications professional.

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The New School seeks Director of Social Justice Initiatives – New York

The New School seeks Director of Social Justice Initiatives – New York

Category: Jobs

The Office of the Vice President for Social Justice at The New School in NYC seeks a Director of Social Justice Initiatives.

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