Thomas Nordstrom. A World Government in Action.

Featured Image: Photo by Juliana Kozoski on Unsplash. (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020, 147pp.)   Thomas Nordstrom  has written a useful book which more accurately should have been calles: “The Need for a World Government in Action”.  He outlines many of the challenges
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U. N. Day: Strengthening and Reforming.

Featured Image: Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán on Pixabay By René Wadlow. October 24 is United Nations (U. N.) Day;  marking the day when there were enough ratifications;  including those of the five permanent members of the proposed Security Council for the
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Vaclav Havel: Resistance and Vision.

Vaclav Havel on Wenceslas Square on November 17, 2009. By Ben Skála, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons. “He rejects the ritual and breaks the rules of the game.  He discovers once more his suppressed identity and dignity.  He gives his
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Louise Diamond. The Courage For Peace.

Featured Image: Photo by Avi Chomotovski in Pixabay  (Berkeley, CA : Conari Press, 2000, 263pp). Louise Diamond;  a co-founder of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy in Washington, DC;  works in areas of inter-ethnic conflict to empower peacebuilders. “Our power to empower is perhaps
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Paulo Freire: Popular Participation.

Featured Image: Paulo Freire Panel. CEFORTEPE – Center for Training, Technology and Educational Research Prof. “Milton de Almeida Santos”, SME-Campinas. By Luiz Carlos Cappellano, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. By René Wadlow. In the Declaration of Principles and Programme of Action;  adopted
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26 June: International Day Against Torture.

Featured Image: Painting in museum DPRK. By AgainErick, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons Torture has a bad name among the police and security agencies of most countries. Thus torture is usually called by other names.  Even violent husbands do not
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U.N. General Assembly: Can It Provide the Needed Global Leadership?

Featured Image by Basil D Soufi, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons 27 Sep 2019 – The international relations specialist Stanley Hoffmann once quipped: “Goals are easy to describe. What matters more is a strategy for reaching them.”  The United Nations through
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Robert Trent Vinson. Albert Luthuli.

Featured Picture: JRamatsui, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons (Athens, OH:  Ohio University Press, 2018) As Robert Vinson highlights “When Albert Luthuli;  president of the African National Congress (ANC).  South Africa’s leading anti apartheid organization;  became the first African-born recipe ant
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David Cortright Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas

Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 376pp.) David Cortright;  Director of Policy Studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies;  and an activist especially on nuclear arms issues;  has set out a clear and up-to-date
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David W. Augsburger. Conflict Mediation Across Cultures : Pathways and Patterns.

Photo by Charl Folscher on Unsplash. (Louisville KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992, 310pp). John Paul Lederach tells the story of one of his intercultural mediation workshops in Panama where:  “someone said that mediators were like guides leading people through complexities. The image
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