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May 25, 2019

Nadine Bloch, Puppet-maker, peace educator, and author of Beautiful Trouble and SNAP (a guide to nonviolent resistance) shows Metta Spencer that a successful campaign requires two different kinds of approach – conflict resolution and the ability to acquire people power by demanding social change.

May 24, 2019

True peacekeeping puts the protection of people first, but nowadays more civilians than soldiers are killed in wars. However, wars are not necessarily inevitable. It is cheaper and more effective to look for impending conflicts and intervene early to prevent them, and to codify the procedures for peace operations. Col....

May 11, 2019

Kai Brand-Jacobsen co-founded PATRIR, a peace institute in Romania that not only does research and teaching but carries out operations around the world in preventing and managing conflicts. Kai tells Metta about some of their innovations, such as bringing experts out of their "silos" to work together on all of the...

May 4, 2019


Lisa Schirch has a new book about the trade-offs that are involved in maintaining freedom of speech on social media and preventing hate speech, fake news, and even the misuse of personal information. Unfortunately, journalists know that “if it bleeds, it leads."

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May 4, 2019

  1. 05 Famine in Africa

Daniel Maxwell spoke from Nairobi about the factors producing famine. He looks for underlying vulnerabilities, not just "triggering events." He says hunger can start the political unrest may lead to war. The Arab Spring was one case.

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