Conference: "Unlearning Violence: Evidence and Policies for Early Childhood Development and Peace," Feb. 13 - 14.
Can we improve civilian protection by studying how mass atrocities have ended in the past? UN Photo/Martine Perret
For over 100 years, the WPF has sought to educate about the waste and destructiveness of war and preparation for war.
WPF’s Alex de Waal has played a critical role with the AU in the search for peace in Sudan. UN Photo/Tim McKulka
Dyan Mazurana and Keith Proctor provide an overview of research on gender, conflict and peace.UN Women/Gaganjit Singh
Read Alex de Waal's analysis of recent events in South Sudan and Sudan.UN Photo.
We are deeply saddened by the death of Peter Bell. He was a mentor and inspiration to many of us, a true exemplar of a life dedicated to public service in the highest sense. Among his many accomplishments, he was the longest-serving board member of the World Peace Foundation. Peter's personal gentleness and firm, unflinching clarity on principle, was exceptional.
Watch video of Steven Pinker, Daniel Dennett and Alex de Waal discussing whether the human species is becoming peaceful. Full-length and a five minute summary versions are available on the WPF Youtube channel. Also from Unlearning Violence: an overview through Tweets and panel summaries on our blog.
“In speaking truth to power, human rights advocates in the U.S. must also confront their own colleagues and friends who have become militant liberal interventionists—those sorcerers’ apprentices who have made common cause with the world’s biggest ever exercise in intelligence and military domination.” –Alex de Waal, Keynote Address from the University of Dayton Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy, October 4, 2013.
Below is an excerpt from Alex de Waal’s essay, “Violence and peacemaking in the political marketplace” in Legitimacy and Peace Processes: from Coercion to Consent (Accord 25); pgs. 17 – 21. Full text available online.
The implication is the starting point for a legitimate process, leading to a legitimate agreement, is enabling the affected [...]