News & Highlights

Educating for the Future of Syria: The Time is Now

The time to strategically and boldly invest in Syrian education is now. The 2017 Global Terrorism Index shows a notable shift in terror tactics. In 2009, 16% of Al Qa’ida attacks targeted educational facilities, but only 1.5% of attacks had this same focus in 2016. This not only prompts timely investment in positive peace, but an opportune centralisation of education in the discussion of nation-building. Syrian society faces a dire but not hopeless risk of losing a critical youthful generation to war. The war’s current duration parallels the expected length of a young person’s primary or secondary schooling career. [continue reading…]

Activity Reports

New Awareness, Visionary Practicality & Nuclear Weapons Abolition

The Ikeda Center’s February 2018 student seminar on the topic of nuclear weapons abolition, led by Betty Reardon and Zeena Zakharia, elicited students’ impressions of the major obstacles to nuclear weapons abolition and helped them visualize a clear sequence of action steps that ultimately will result in the entering into force of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. [continue reading…]

Action Alerts

Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War

“Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War” is a national grassroots campaign seeking to fundamentally change U.S. nuclear weapons policy and lead us away from the dangerous path we are on. The Call lays out five common-sense steps that the United States should take to reform its nuclear policy. Join the campaign and help build a safer world for our children to inherit. [continue reading…]