Peace Building Series 2: Building Sustainable Peace

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What is the presentation about?

This presentation is from the Non-Violence International New York.

David Kirshbaum, director of the Nonviolence International Arizona Research Center, breaks down Johan Galtung’s peace theory and how it describes what is necessary to create and measure a culture of peace. In a world full of uncontrollable violence, it is necessary to work with what we have control over, and choose nonviolence where we can. David talks about the different kinds of peace and peacebuilding and which work best for long-term justice. We do have control over creating systems of peacebuilding and maintenance and the different steps towards sustainable peace. David talks about the systems necessary to create these cultures and the parallels between Galtung’s thinking and the steps the UN has been taking in their peacebuilding mission. And finally, David discusses the scientific methods for measuring peace and peace cultures. This information is from the program YouTube channel here.

To do the tasks below and accomplish the learning outcomes, please watch this video presentation or watch via YouTube.

What are your tasks and the learning outcomes?

  1. On Your Own: To identify components of peace that last
  2. With A Team: To brainstorm systems necessary to create a culture of peace
  3. With Your Community: To create an outdoor space in your school or home or community as a Peace Park