Opinion: Iran and the Non-Proliferation Treaty

(Original article: Farhang Jahanpour, Inter Press Service News Agency) OXFORD, Sep 4 2015 (IPS) – Iran’s nuclear programme has been the target of a great deal of misinformation, downright lies and above all myths. As a result, it is often difficult to unpick truth from falsehood.    As President John F. Kennedy said in his Yale […]

IIPE, The World Tribunal on Iraq, and Transcending a Century of Worldwide Wars

Janet Gerson Education Director, International Institute on Peace EducationPlanning Committee, Global Community Forum(Featured Article: Issue #111 March/April 2014) The challenge of abolition of war will be addressed at the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) 2014, taking place July 6-13 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Participants will inquire into how peace educators, activists, and scholars contribute to […]

Three Critical Themes for 21st Century Peace Education: Resilience, Holism, and the Abolition of War

Tony Jenkins Vice President for Academic Affairs, National Peace AcademyGlobal Director, International Institute on Peace Education(Featured Article: Issue #106 July 2013) As we step further and further into the 21st century, the field of peace education continues to evolve, much as it always has.  New forms of violence – from drone strikes to invasions of privacy […]

International Women’s Day: A Day to Celebrate 1325

Betty Reardon Founder Emeritus, International Institute on Peace Education(Featured article: Issue #92 March 2012) For those who have been striving for the realization of the human rights of women, the first week of March – the 8th day of which is International Women’s Day – is a time of in-gathering of the international women’s movements with […]

Saving the U.S. Institute of Peace: An Essential Investment in Peace Education in Uncertain Economic Times

Tony Jenkins & Betty Reardon   (Issue #81 March 2011) The New York Times recently featured significant articles highlighting the important role of non-formal civilian education and training contributing to the nonviolent toppling of dictatorships in Tunisia and Egypt  (Feb 13: A Tunisian-Egyptian Link That Shook Arab History; Feb 16: Shy U.S. Intellectual Created Playbook […]

Security Council Resolution 1325: An Instrument for Peace through Gender Equality

Betty Reardon Founder Emeritus, International Institute on Peace Education (Welcome letter: Issue #80 February 2011) In October 2010, the 10th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, the United Nations conducted a session to review progress in its implementation and the Non-governmental Community organized a Peace Fair, celebrating the resolution, lamenting the failure of […]

A Review of “The Gender Imperative: Human Security vs State Security”

The Gender Imperative: Human Security vs State Security, edited by Betty A. Reardon and Asha Hans, New Delhi, Routledge, 2010, 456pp. “For this, in sum, is the essence of human security, wellbeing made possible through the elimination of all forms of violence, assured by institutions designed specifically to achieve and maintain well-being; in short, demilitarizing […]

Toward the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Betty Reardon Founder, International Institute on Peace Education (Featured article: Issue #76 October 2010) “Reaffirming the importance of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building, and stressing the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security, and the need to […]

September 11th: Still a Teachable Moment?

David Potori Co-Founder, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows (Featured article:Issue #75 August/September 2010) Like the proverbial tree, if a teachable moment occurs and no one hears the lesson, is it still a teachable moment? If you’ve been paying attention to the controversy, real or imagined, over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” you may have found […]

Peace Education for Nuclear Disarmament

Bill Yotive Project Manager, Global Teaching and Learning ProjectDepartment of Public Information, UN Headquarters in New York (Welcome letter: Issue #65 – July 2009)   During the third Preparatory Committee meeting in May for the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference at UN Headquarters, a series of UN Radio interviews were set up with several Hibakusha […]

Global Article 9 Conference on the Abolition of War: A Significant Moment for Peace Education

Betty A. Reardon Founding Director Emeritus, International Institute on Peace Education (Welcome letter:Issue #54 – April 2008)   Dear Friends in the Global Campaign for Peace Education,               From May 3rd through May 6 peace activists, researchers and educators will gather in Makuhari near Tokyo, Japan to exchange possibilities, plan strategies and build solidarity for the preservation […]