Introduction to Peace Studies
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Introduction to Peace Studies" in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. This course surveys: (1) the major causes of deadly conflict around the world; (2) various definitions of “peace” and the conditions under which it occurs and is sustained; and (3) the style and comparative success of various strategies such as building peace movements and nonviolent social change as ways to achieve peace.
Terrorism, Peace, and Other Inconsistencies
This course addresses a set of inter-related questions that have become central to peace and security in the modern era, at both the domestic and international levels.
Terrorism, Peace and Other Inconsistencies
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Terrorism, Peace and Other Inconsistencies" in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. This course addresses a set of inter-related questions that have become central to peace and security in the modern era, at both the domestic and international levels: What is the history and rationale for contemporary terrorism, including suicide terrorism? What does the rise of al-Qaeda terror mean for a host of pro
Peace Corps Symposium: Conclusion
University of Michigan 50th Anniversary Peace Corps Celebration Aaron Williams, Director, Peace Corps "The Future of the Peace Corps" Introduced by Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan
Peace Corps Symposium IV: The Role of Universities
University of Michigan 50th Anniversary Peace Corps Celebration Moderator: Alan Guskin, University President Emeritus, Antioch University and former Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan M. Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land Grant Universities and former President, Michigan State University
Peace Corps Symposium III: New Initiatives & Policy Proposals
University of Michigan 50th Anniversary Peace Corps Celebration Moderator: Kevin Quigley, President, National Peace Corps Association 1.John M. Bridgeland, President and CEO, Civic Enterprises 2.Stephen P. Groff, Deputy Director, Development Co-operation Directorate OECD 3.Sonal Shah, Director, White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation
Peace Corps Symposium II: The Impact of International Service: What Are the Lessons?
University of Michigan 50th Anniversary Peace Corps Celebration Moderator: James Jackson, Director, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan 1.Amanda McBride, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Director of the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, and Research Director of the Center for Social Development, Washington University 2.Roopal Shah, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Indicorps 3.Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Deputy Director, Peace Corps
Peace Corps Symposium I: International Service — Overview of the Current Landscape
University of Michigan 50th Anniversary Peace Corps Celebration Moderator: Lex Rieffel, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Development and Economy Program, Brookings Institution 1.Stanley S. Litow, President, IBM International Foundation and Vice President for Corporate Citizenship 2.Michelle Nunn, CEO, Points of Light Institute, Co-Founder HandsOn Network 3.Steven C. Rosenthal, Executive Director, Cross Cultural Solutions, and CEO, Building Bridges Coalition
Peace Corps Symposium: Welcome and Introduction
University of Michigan 50th Anniversary Peace Corps Celebration WELCOME: Susan M. Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (8:30 a.m.) OPENING REMARKS: The Honorable Harris L. Wofford, former U.S. Senator (PA), Special Assistant to Pres. Kennedy on Civil Rights, and Peace Corps Architect and Special Representative to Africa (8:40 a.m.)
Bruce Kent, ordained a Catholic minister in 1958, became general secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in 1980 and chairman in 1987, the year he resigned from the ministry. In this video segment, he challenges the damaging spin that secretary for defense Lord Michael Heseltine used to undermine CND rather than engage in public debate about nuclear policy. Kent also refutes accusations that CND was in support of 'one-sided,' full unilateral disarmament. Instead, he argues for 's
George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen
This site consists of three lessons examining George Washington's leadership in the French and Indian War, at the Federal Convention, and as chief executive. They are based on primary source documents from the George Washington Papers, 1741-1799. The lessons are intended for secondary students, grades 8-12. The documents from Washington's Letterbooks include focus questions that may be used in Socratic seminars and in cooperative learning groups.
Combatants for Peace: The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
Combatants for Peace: Sulaiman Khatib and Yonatan Shapira on the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Sponsored by Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine, Israel Action Committee, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Peace Studies Student Association, PeacePower Magazine, and Tikkun Magazine.
A Separate Peace: Alice Henry on Women and Unions
The Women's Trade Union League (WTUL), established in 1903 by reformers seeking to combine the forces of trade unionism and feminism, faced particular obstacles when organizing women into unions. In this 1915 essay, published in The Trade Union Woman, WTUL leader Alice Henry discussed some of those problems and advocated separate women's locals as a possible solution. Another important organizing problem, which Henry did not discuss, was the tension between the middle-class reformers of the WTUL
Peace Games: Prisoners of War
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Can people behave as they like during times of war? No, they can't. The Geneva Conventions of written rules and articles make some acts unlawful. Nearly all countries in the world have promised to follow these rules by signing up. The Red Cross ensures that these rules are followed. Among the Red Cross's tasks are to visit prisoners of war (POWs) who are protected by the Geneva Conventions, and provide them with assistance
Peace Games: Peace Dove
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Several people and organizations have received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts concerning nuclear weapons disarmament. Worldwide, the white dove is a symbol for peace. Take on the mission to disarm the world of nuclear weapons! You have eight "Peace Doves" to help you, each able to disarm one of the eight countries possessing nuclear weapons.
Latin America and the Caribbean: Peace Corps
provides lessons around stories, letters, poems, and folk tales from experiences of Peace Corps volunteers. Topics include the geography and cultures of the Dominican Republic, hurricanes, hero worship, conducting interviews, Paraguay, the risks of a one-crop economy (coffee), how best to use one's time in different cultures, why service to others matters, and the common good.
Central and Eastern Europe: Peace Corps
provides lessons about stories, letters, and folk tales from experiences of Peace Corps volunteers in rural and urban areas of Central and Eastern Europe. Topics include folk tales, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, fear of certain numbers, transition from a state-controlled system to a democracy, school in Ukraine, the importance of speaking another language, storks and cultural icons, and family traditions as macrocosms of larger cultures.
Asia and Pacific Islands: Peace Corps
Over two dozen lessons address stories, letters, and folk tales that focus on Peace Corps Volunteer experiences in Asia and the Pacific islands. Topics include arranged marriages, learning a new language and culture, different cultural perspectives, rural Mongolian nomadic culture, cultural and economic complexities in China, learning to speak Chinese, what constitutes a good job, resolving contrasting values between cultures (Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea).
Arts and Literature: Peace Corps
features lessons about stories, folk tales, poems, and letters from the experiences of Peace Corps volunteers. Examine writing style and techniques: vivid images, powerful descriptions, balanced sentences, parallelism, and more. Read folk tales from Togo, Macedonian, Romania, and Russia; learn about structure and patterns in the tales.
Africa: Peace Corps
offers lessons on stories, letters, photos, and study units from experiences of Peace Corps volunteers across Africa. Topics include folk tales and patterns in them, racial prejudice in South Africa, life in a village of Tanzania, traditional healers and HIV/AIDS, the meaning of wealth, sharing and generosity, what it takes to be a hero, time and punctuality, perspectives of different cultures, and water.