What's New and What's Coming

July 1, 2016

My most recent book, Embrace the Fire, provides an up-to-date view of the state of the global movement for a culture of peace. To order a hard copy of the book, click here. To read the book on-line, click here. (Please be patient, because it is a very large file and may take several minutes to load.)

I publish a monthly blog entitled Transition to a Culture of Peace: World history as it is happening. It is available here.

All of my publications are now on line, as listed in my curriculum vita.

I assisted an international youth team to compile the World Culture of Peace Report for the end of the UN International Culture of Peace Decade. To see the Report, go to http://decade-culture-of-peace.org. Newer information is updated continually at the Culture of Peace News Network and summarized monthly in its Bulletins.

I have recently added a video lecture on YouTube. Click here for access. Also, my trilogy of books on the culture of peace are now available in English. Click on the titles below to read or to purchase on-line.

The History of the Culture of War

I have seen the promised land: a utopian novella

World Peace through the Town Hall: A Strategy for the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace

The books are now available in a Spanish edition published by Herder under the title Cultura de Paz: Una Utopia Posible. Click here for more information.

The books contain numerous Internet addresses in the reference sections, and many of these have already changed. For updated Internet links, readers are invited to consult the reference sections of the books available to read online on this site.

Readers are invited to play the "culture of peace game" and join the "culture of peace dialogues" at my new website, The Culture of Peace Game. Unlike the present website, the new one is meant to grow as a dialogue with you, the reader. Please check it out!

The previous new additions to this website were a Letter to My Academic Friends concerning the challenges of academic work on a culture of peace, with an emphasis on difficulties and pitfalls as well as the potential for positive contributions, and Culture of Peace as the Alternative to Terrorism.

A Global Youth Solidarity Fund and Programme was proposed in 2006 on the basis of a survey of 475 youth organizations in 125 countries. They responded to the question "If you had the funds, what would you do to promote a culture of peace?" The full proposal and survey are available at www.decade-culture-of-peace.org. The report was presented to UN ambassadors by a Youth Advocacy Team in October 2006, and the proposal for a Youth Fund was taken up by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. The first winners of grants from the Youth Solidarity Fund were reported in June 2008 as described in the Bulletin of the Decade Report

The youth report expands on results obtained in 2005 from civil society organizations for the midpoint of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010). A 12-page summary World Report on the Culture of Peace was submitted to the United Nations by an earlier Youth Advocacy Team in October 2005. The full report, also on the website above, includes over 3,000 pages of text and photos. The overwhelming conclusion of the 700 organizations contributing from over 100 countries, is that the culture of peace is advancing, despite lack of coverage by the mass media and little support from the United Nations.

Responding to many suggestions, I have written a personal history of the culture of peace from my perspective as the consultant who designed UNESCO's Culture of Peace Programme in 1992, a senior staff member of the Programme from 1993-1997, and the Director of the International Year for the Culture of Peace from 1998 until my retirement in 2001. Both the history and the 1995 monograph on the culture of peace are now available on this website, along with many important culture of peace documents that are not available elsewhere. As of January, 2007, the set of documents deposited for research at Wesleyan University has been doubled, now numbering over 1,000 documents and 10,000 pages (see listing).

The full text of The Aggression Systems is now on-line here - all 500 pages. It includes a newly-published update of my review on the brain mechanisms of aggression. Please see the intro page for more details.

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