Krista Wiegand. Enduring Territorial Disputes

(Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2011, 340pp.) As Krista  Wiegand writes “The persistence of territorial disputes makes it difficult for states to cooperate on simple bilateral issues like immigration, trade, fishing rights and joint security.”  We might question if these are
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Ho-Won Jeong(Ed.)Conflict Resolution: Dynamics, Process and Structure.

(Aldershot, UK:Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 1999, 221pp) As the psychologist Ronald Fisher notes in his important essay,  “Social-Psychological Processes in Interactive Conflict Analysis and Reconciliation”  “One of the most serious global problems facing the world as it lurches into the new millennium is
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Eileen Babbitt and Ellen Luts (Eds.) Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context

(Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009, 397pp.) Eileen Babbitt and Ellen Lutz have made an important contribution to world citizen diplomacy.   As they point out “To prevent wars and massive human rights violations and rebuild societies in their aftermath;  an approach
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David Cortright Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas

(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 376pp.) David Cortright;  Director of Policy Studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies;  and an activist especially on nuclear arms issues;  has set out a clear and up-to-date history of the ideas and movements
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Arnaud Desjardins: Cultural Bridge-builder and World Citizen

Arnaud Desjardins (1925-2011) was a leading figure in introducing the broader French public to the philosophies and religious practices of Asia. His films devoted to Tibetan Buddhist leaders, Indian religious teachers, Japanese Zen philosophers, and Afghan Sufis were widely shown on French
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Migration and Awareness of Trafficking in Persons by Rene Wadlow

On 23 October 2019,  39 people( 8 women and 31 men);   were found dead in a refrigerated trailer truck;  coming from Belgium in the last leg of its journey.  The truck was at a parking lot in Essex, near London, England.  The identity of
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Langston Hughes (1 Feb 1902 – 22 May 1967) A People’s Poet

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was an African-American poet;  through Negro was the term at the time;  and many of Hughes’ poems have Negro in the title
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Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) Urbanization and an Organic View of the City

There is a sense of great opportunity and hope that a new world can be built in which social and economic progress; environmental protection and better standards of living can be realized through global solidarity and cooperation.  Nowhere can these goals be
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U.N. General Assembly: Can It Provide the Needed Global Leadership?

27 Sep 2019 – The international relations specialist Stanley Hoffmann once quipped “Goals are easy to describe. What matters more is a strategy for reaching them.”  The United Nations through its annual debates in the General Assembly;  its special world conferences such as
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Teilhard de Chardin: The Noosphere and Evolution toward World Unity

Why do we hesitate to open our hearts to the call of the world within us, to the sense of the earth. By  ‘sense of the earth’;  we mean here the passionate sense of common destiny that draws the thinking fraction of
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