Posts by: World Peace Foundation

Our January 2018 employee of the month is Israel, which rose above other potential honorees on the back of key recent incidents that punctuate the injustice of the ongoing occupation of Palestinian lands and highlight the utter failure of international state actors to effectively mediate a solution. As background, it is worth recalling that Israel […]

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special edition of the journal Disasters (2018, 42(1)) on ‘Gender, sexuality and violence in humanitarian crises,’  includes essays by several authors with WPF connections: edited by Holly Porter, who we brought to Fletcher last semester, it includes contributions by Roxanne Krystalli and Allyson Hawkins, both former WPF Research Assistants, and Rebecca Tapscott, who worked […]

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We would like to extend the wish, “less of armament and none of war,” to our entire community of friends, colleagues and fellow advocates for peace.

We have almost arrived, with many new reasons to engage our work, at the end of 2017.What a year it has been!

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It was only a matter of time before the Saudi ruling family earned the honor of the WPF “employee[s] of the month.” The Saudis regularly inspire us in our work: their support of Wahhabism worldwide, premier role as recipients of bribes in the global arms trade, and their general conduct of the war in […]

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From “Open Letter to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi” written by Burmese activists: “Given the memory of your father and the supreme leadership position that you now hold in the country, we are appealing to you to draw a firm line based on democratic principles and human compassion. Burmese society is sleep-walking into the abyss of racial hatred and religious bigotry. The violence against the Rohingya must end. Whatever the crimes of the militants, it is wrong to kill innocent villagers – men, women, and children, in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States, especially in Rakhine. You have a moral obligation to act.”

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The World Peace Foundation’s ‘employee of the month,’ is an award bestowed on someone or something that contributes to keeping the Foundation in business. How do world figures make this contribution? The answer resides in a quirk of our endowment.

Edwin Ginn, the founder and benefactor of the World Peace Foundation, was described in […]

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