Newest addition: Global Campaign for Peace Education
An example of what can be -- from NPA Partner, The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding
Building the Beloved Community written by NPA trustee, Tony Jenkins
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National Peace Academy’s Peacebuilder Teleconference Dialogues invites distinguished peacebuilders and peace educators into dialogue with the National Peace Academy community of students and supporters. Each 60-90 minute teleconference introduces important and emergent issues and efforts of concern to peacebuilders and will invite guests to engage with speakers through moderated dialogue and Q&A.
Free, advanced registration is required. Click here to register for upcoming dialogues when they are announced.
On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 the National Peace Academy hosted a Peacebuilder Teleconference Dialogue focused on Community Peacebuilding. In conjunction with NPA’s Community Peacebuilding initiative, this dialogue brought together experts in the fields of peacebuilding and community organizing to share their perspectives, strategies and learnings.Resources from our speakers will be made available soon. You can also join an ongoing discussion with our speakers on our facebook page. Click here for more information and to listen to a recording of the dialogue.
NPA 5th Birthday Celebration with Special Guest Abigail Disney
March 4, 2014
The National Peace Academy celebrated its 5th birthday with a special teleconference on March 4, 2014. NPA President, Dot Maver and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Tony Jenkins were joined by special guest Abigail Disney! Abigail is the producer of the film “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” and the groundbreaking PBS mini-series “Women, War & Peace.” Abigail shared her thoughts about Building a Culture of Peace in the USA and addressing the “Entertainment Industrial Complex”. Abigail also took questions from the NPA community. In addition to Abigail, call participants heard from alumni, edulearners, partners, and trustees about how NPA continues to change the world.
This special Peacebuilder Teleconference Dialogue, recorded September 26, 2012, featured Frans Verhagen speaking about his new book “The Tierra Solution: Resolving the Climate Crisis through Monetary Transformation.” The Tierra Solution deals with decarbonization as part of a proposed transformed international monetary system where a specific tonnage of CO2e per person becomes its monetary standard. In such system the strength of a nation’s economy and currency is determined by its approximation of this standard in its use of renewable energy efforts away from fossil fuels. The strategy and prospects of this Tierra system proposal of integrated global governance were discussed.
Dr. Kathleen Barry shared with participants her perspectives on the possibilities for consciousness raising and the critical role of empathy in addressing the inhumanity of war through a critical inquiry into the relationship between media, militarism and masculinity.
Rinaldo Brutoco, President of the World Business Academy, shared with participants his perspectives on the topic of “Economics and Peace.” This special dialogue also featured Michael Shank, US Vice President at the Institute for Economics and Peace and a board member of the National Peace Academy.
Ambassador Chowdhury shared with teleconference participants the vision of the Human Right to Peace that has been developed in consultation with civil society as well as introduce the goals of the effort to introduce and adopt the Santiago Declaration on the Human Right to Peace at the United Nations. At the conclusion of his talk, Ambassador Chowdhury invited questions and dialogue with call participants.