Norman Cousins: A Pioneer of Track II Diplomacy.

World Citizen Norman Cousins (24 June 1915-30 November 1990) was a pioneer of Track II diplomacy. Track I is official government to government diplomacy among instructed representative of the State.  Track II is a non-official effort;  usually by a non-governmental organization (NGO)
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The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons

John W. McDonald with Noa Zanolli. The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008, 341pp.) This book is an increasingly used form of oral history collection — sometimes transformed into a book;  sometimes kept as
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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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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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Danilo Dolci: Development and Opposition to the Oppression of the Mafia

“The Gandhi of Sicily”. Danilo Dolci (1925-1997);  was active in the movement for world citizenship and deeply influenced by the non-violent methods of Mahatma Gandhi. He was often called “The Gandhi of Sicily”. In 1952;  Danilo Dolci went to live in a
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Laurens van der Post: Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Rene Wadlow

Laurens van der Post (1906-1996) was a Citizen of the World in Spirit but also an Afrikaner; aSouth African writer but who wrote in English. Deeply influenced by his friendship;  with the Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung;  Van der Post could also
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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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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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