#Betty Reardon

In memoriam: Betty Reardon (1929-2023)

Betty A. Reardon, internationally celebrated as a founder of the field of peace education and feminist peace scholar, passed away on November 3, 2023.  She was founding Academic Coordinator of the Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education.

IPRA-PEC at 50: Making the Most of Maturity

Matt Meyer, Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA),  and Candice Carter, convener of the Peace Education Commission (PEC) of IPRA, respond to the reflections of Magnus Haavlesrud and Betty Reardon on the 50th anniversary of the PEC. Matt provides additional inquiries for future reflection and Candice shares insights on the significant and dynamic role the PEC has played within IPRA and the field of peace education at large.

Dialogue on Peace as the Presence of Justice: Ethical Reasoning as an Essential Learning Goal of Peace Education (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third in a three-part series dialogue between Betty Reardon and Dale Snauwaert on “Dialogue on Peace as the Presence of Justice.”  The authors invite peace educators everywhere to review and assess their dialogue and the challenges outlined, and to engage in similar dialogues and colloquies with colleagues who share the common goal of making education an effective instrument of peace.

Dialogue on Peace as the Presence of Justice: Ethical Reasoning as an Essential Learning Goal of Peace Education (Part 2 of 3)

This is the second in a three-part series dialogue between Betty Reardon and Dale Snauwaert on “Dialogue on Peace as the Presence of Justice.”  The authors invite peace educators everywhere to review and assess their dialogue and the challenges outlined, and to engage in similar dialogues and colloquies with colleagues who share the common goal of making education an effective instrument of peace.

Dialogue on Peace as the Presence of Justice: Ethical Reasoning as an Essential Learning Goal of Peace Education (Part 1 of 3)

This is the first in a three-part series dialogue between Betty Reardon and Dale Snauwaert on “Dialogue on Peace as the Presence of Justice.”  The authors invite peace educators everywhere to review and assess their dialogue and the challenges outlined, and to engage in similar dialogues and colloquies with colleagues who share the common goal of making education an effective instrument of peace.

IPRA-PEC – Projecting a Next Phase: Reflections on Its Roots, Processes and Purposes

In observation of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Peace Education Commission (PEC) of the International Peace Research Association, two of its founding members reflect on its roots as they look to its future. Magnus Haavlesrud and Betty Reardon (also founding members of the Global Campaign for Peace Education) invite current members to reflect on the present and the existential threats to human and planetary survival that now challenge peace education to project a significantly revised future for PEC and its role in taking up the challenge…

Left Behind, And Still They Wait

When the US withdrew from Afghanistan, thousands of Afghan partners were abandoned to the vengeance of the Taliban – many of them university professors and researchers. We encourage ongoing civil society action in requesting administration and congressional support for fair and expedited processing of at-risk scholars’ applications for J1 visas.

Of Foxes and Chicken Coops* – Reflections on the “Failure of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”

UN member states have failed to fulfill their UNSCR 1325 obligations, with the virtual shelving of much-heralded plans of action. However, it is clear that the failure lies not in the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, nor in the Security Council resolution which gave rise to it, but rather among the member states that have stonewalled rather than implemented National Action Plans. “Where are the women?” a speaker at the Security Council recently asked. As Betty Reardon observes, the women are on the ground, working in direct actions to fulfill the agenda.

Commemoration and Commitment: Documenting June 12, 1982 as a Festival for Life

“In Our Hands,” a film by Robert Richter, documents both the joy and the awareness that characterized the June 12, 1982 March for nuclear abolition; joy engendered by the massive positive energy the marchers exuded, and awareness of the stark realities as articulated by so many who were interviewed by the filmmaker. The film is presented here to support peacelearning and reflection in support of action for the future of the nuclear abolition movement.

“Turning Fear into Action”: A Conversation with Cora Weiss

The June 12, 1982 mobilization for the abolition of nuclear weapons was an exercise in turning fear into action. This conversation with Cora Weiss, Robert Richter, and Jim Anderson revisits the NYC march and rally of 1 million persons and explores what made the mobilization possible and the future directions of the nuclear abolition movement.

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