World peace today is too often viewed as a topic of the fuzzy-headed; serious people speak of security, stability or conflict resolution. This was not always the case. We are launching a regular blog feature highlighting historical examples of diverse voices and perspectives on peace.

We begin today with a speech from U.S. President John [...]

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The field of genocide and mass atrocities studies has produced significant contributions to knowledge of where, when and why campaigns of large-scale, one-sided violence occur, but offers relatively few explicit examinations of the political, social and military dynamics of the de-escalation of violence. This simple question remains unexplored: how do mass atrocities end?

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On February 13 and 14, 2014, the World Peace Foundation hosted its annual student seminar competition on the topic of “Unlearning Violence: Evidence-based approaches to early childhood development, conflict, and peace. The conference drew together scholars and practitioners from the fields of education, neuroscience, aid and development, the humanitarian sector, and beyond. We will be [...]

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Bridget Conley poses a challenging question, that is, for us to think about our own research practice in which we face people who have lived through violence and conflict. She asks Does it matter if the subject of mass atrocities is named as: an ethnic, national, racial or religious group; civilian; population; perpetrator, victim, [...]

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Each year the World Peace Foundation hosts research seminars that bring together leading experts from around the world to share their research and engage in focused discussion on topics related to peace and conflict. One of these seminars each year is on a topic proposed by a student team at The Fletcher School [...]

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Speech delivered on January 13, 2014 at “It Began in Boston: Celebrating a Century of Peace Work in Massachusetts,” the Annual World Peace Foundation toast to peace, held in the Edwin Ginn Library at Tufts University’s The Fletcher School.

It is truly a pleasure to join all of you for the World Peace Foundation’s [...]

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