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 [...]Continue Reading →
A nugget of hard science is crystallizing at the center of peace studies. A steady accretion of scientific studies in microbiology, genetics and behavioral science, is demonstrating links between (for example) early childhood nurturing and levels of aggressiveness or sociability in adulthood. Prominent among this research is the work of Prof. Michael Meaney of [...]Continue Reading →
The founder of the World Peace Foundation, Edwin Ginn, was an educationalist with remarkably progressive views. Among the causes that he espoused was educating young children to create peace.
In an 1895 pamphlet, “Our Schools are in Danger,” Ginn commented that the majority of existing school textbooks glorifies warfare and patriotism. He wrote: such [...]Continue Reading →
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