Norman Alcock is Awarded the Order of Canada

Norman Alcock, physicist and founder of Canada’s first peace research institute in 1960, received the Order of Canada in the late fall of 2004. Norman and family stayed at the Chateau Laurier the night prior to the awards ceremony, but he suffered a fainting spell, possibly due to a “miniature stroke” and was unable to … Read more Norman Alcock is Awarded the Order of Canada

Global Sustainability Education Video Conference

On October 13, 2004, a satellite videoconference on “Global Sustainability Education” (GSE) was held, co-chaired by Julia Morton-Marr and Helmut Burkhardt. It was linked to the Interdisciplinary Conference on the Evolution of World Order (EWOC) which began the next day. This represented a major effort of SfP’s Peace and Sustainability Education Working Group as well … Read more Global Sustainability Education Video Conference

IHTEC and the Working Group on Peace and Sustainability Education

Science for Peace continues to give the International Holistic Tourism Education Centre (IHTEC) support for their Global Sustainability Education programs, via the working group on Education for Peace and Sustainability. The importance of the evolving partnership with SfP ensures that IHTEC’s programs are discussed and developed through the influence of several SfP members. The inter-disciplinary … Read more IHTEC and the Working Group on Peace and Sustainability Education

The Reciprocal Signalling Cascade Between State and Non-State Terrorists

An excerpt from a discussion paper for the Pugwash Conference, Seoul, Korea October 2004. (In the section leading up to this discussion, it is argued that terrorism is primarily a function of states, who have the overwhelming means to conduct terrorist activities). I propose that a reciprocal relationship exists between State and non-State actors in … Read more The Reciprocal Signalling Cascade Between State and Non-State Terrorists

Rational Scheme for a Reformed UN Security Council

Review of Joseph Schwartzberg’s monograph, “Revitalizing the United Nations,” Institute for Global Policy, 2004, 80pp. (A slightly briefer version was previously published in Mondial__, Journal of the World Federalist Movement — Canada, Oct. 2004)__ In Joe Schwartzberg’s excellent proposals for UN reform, each nation would be assigned a weighted vote (WV) equal to the average … Read more Rational Scheme for a Reformed UN Security Council

Social Science Commentary on Abu Ghraib

Reprinted from International Society of Political Psychology News, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Fall 2004), p. 9. Abstract: The torture of male, female and child prisoners held without charges in the US military prison at Abu Ghraib requires a reaction from the social science disciplines engaged in the cultural research that may have contributed to the … Read more Social Science Commentary on Abu Ghraib

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