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The closing panel of the Unlearning Violence conference centered on the connections between ethics and education, particularly in regard to young children. Unfortunately, the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche, the Founder and Director of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was unable to deliver the [...]

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This piece was co-authored by SuhYoon Kang and Roberta Sotomaior. It is a summary of Panel Four from the WPF sponsored conference, Unlearning Violence, held February 13 & 14, 2014.

How do we translate research findings into effective policy? How do we ensure that the evidence reaches the political channels? This panel, moderated by [...]

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This panel included formal presentations on innovative programming to provide protection to at-risk children, and an overview of the ways in which children are subject to violence. Following these, the discussion explored the ethics of professional practices. Throughout, the panelists dwelt on the need to learn from and with the communities one seeks to engage.

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Dr. Maryanne Wolf of Tufts University’s Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development opened panel two with a series of Kantian questions: “What can we know? What should we do? How can we hope?”

Throughout the panel, Wolf, and fellow panelists, Dr. Regina Sullivan and Dr. John Lawrence Aber, both of New York University explored the answers to these questions as they relate to how the experience of violence impacts children’s development.

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Are humans more peaceful? Do we face a future largely devoid of the endemic violence that has plagued our race for millions of years? In the opening panel of the World Peace Foundation’s Unlearning Violence conference, Dr. Steven Pinker and Dr. Daniel Dennett debated this point.

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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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