Quincy Wright: A World Citizen’s Approach to International Relations

Contemporary movements that stressed the need for world citizenship started on the eve of World War II when the spirit of aggressive nationalism was at its height in the policies of Germany, Italy and Japan.  There was a need to develop balance
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The League of Nations and its unused Peace Army.

by Rene Wadlow. 28 April 1919 can be considered as the birth of the League of Nations.  The creation of the League had been on the agenda of the Peace Conference at Versailles, just outside of Paris, from its start in January 1919.  
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Edmond Privat: The Inner Light.

By Dr. Rene Wadlow Edmond Privat was a leading world citizen of the first wave of world citizen action closely associated with the League of Nations. It was natural for Privat, a citizen of Geneva, to be drawn to the efforts of
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Romain Rolland: The Cosmopolitan Spirit.

One of the major voices of the spirit of Citizens of the World is Romain Rolland (1866-1944). He is the symbol of those who would not let war destroy the cultural bridges between peoples, especially during the 1914-1918 World War. Romain Rolland
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Navroz: Turkish Troops in Afrim: Renewal and Complexity.

By Dr. Rene Wadlow May the soul flourish;May youth be as the new-grown grain Navroz, usually celebrated on 21 March in Iran and Central Asia, is the “New Day”, the end of the old year with its hardships and deceptions and the
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Buckminster Fuller: A World View on Doing More With Less.

By Dr. Rene Wadlow. Richard Buckminster Fuller Jr (1895 – 1983) Bucky to his friends,  was born into one of New England’s elite but freethinking families. His great-great grandfather, the Reverend Timothy Fuller was a delegate from Massachusettes to the Convention which
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Louis Sohn, A World Citizen Pioneer for World Law.

By Dr. Rene Wadlow Professor Louis B. Sohn was a great international legal scholar whose teachings continue to contribute to the development of world law. Louis B. Sohn  whose birth anniversary we note on 1 March was born in Lwów, Poland (now Lviv,
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Stringfellow Barr; Joining the Human Race.

By Dr. Rene Wadlow. Stringfellow Barr , an active Citizen of the World, was a historian, largely of the classic Greek and Roman Empire period.  He served as president of the Foundation for World Government from its start in 1948 to its closing
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Richard St. Barbe Baker: The Life of the Forests

by Rene Wadlow. Today, there is a growing awareness that cooperation is required to protect and manage integrated ecosystems which cross national frontiers.  This is particularly important in the case of forest management.  Trans-frontier conservation cooperation, in which two or more States cooperate in
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