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Unites States of America / Pacific Islands

Center for Global Nonviolence

The Center for Global Nonviolence in Honolulu (Hawai) investigates potential for peaceful/non-violent modes of behaviour and seeks to foster these through practical training and by developing relevant strategies in conjunction with individuals and institutions throughout the world. The work of the centre focuses on understanding (1) the causes of violence, (2) the causes of non-violence, (3) the causes of transition between violence and non-violence, (4) the specific characteristics of completely non-violent societies.

The move towards global non-violent interaction will take place in two ways: first, through theoretical and applied research, covering areas such as non-violence in spiritual and philosophical traditions, gender relations and non-violence; and secondly, through the investigation of geographical-cultural factors, which should include on-the-spot research in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, the Pacific, Russia and the successor states of the Soviet Union, Scandinavia, and other areas of the biosphere.

Contact: Center for Global Nonviolence, 3653 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 96822-5033, USA, Tel.: +1 (808) 536-7442, Fax: +1 (808) 524-8501, e-mail: lcross@urlink.com.

Peace Review

Peace Review is a multidisciplinary quarterly addressing issues of peace, human rights, and development. Produced by the Institute of Peace and Justice Studies in San Francisco, it is now in its ninth year of publication. The editors are seeking contributions on the following themes for future issues: `Is Socialism Dead?' (winter issue, deadline 5 November 1996); `Zones of Peace' (spring issue, deadline 14 January 1997). Articles should be between 2,500 and 3,500 words and should be sent on IBM or Mac disks to the editor-in-chief, Robert Elias, at the address below.

Contact: Peace Review, Peace & Justice Studies, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080, USA (Attn. Elias or Turpin) Tel.: +1 (415) 666 6349, Fax: +1 (415) 666 2349/388 2631, e-mail: eliasr@usfca.edu.

Wisconsin Institute

The Wisconsin Institute, founded in 1985, supports research into non-violence, national and global security issues (including ecological security), and the identification of the factors needed for a just global peace in the post-Cold War world. With these aims in view, the institute promotes the development of innovative interdisciplinary teaching programmes, invites international experts to give talks, and organizes one yearly conference for the general public and one designed specifically for students.

Contact: The Wisconsin Institute, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, LRC/900 Reserve St, Stevens Point, WI 54481, USA Tel.: +1 (715) 346-3383.

Conflict Resolution and Global Interdependence (CRAGI)

Conflict Resolution and Global Interdependence (CRAGI) is an ad hoc group of college lecturers, teachers, and citizens in Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) motivated by the belief that education and training are the key to world peace. With this in mind, CRAGI is promoting the idea of an international curriculum for peace, covering all levels of education from pre-school to university, with each course in the curriculum being designed by a small international team. The long-term objective of this kind of initiative is to sharpen awareness of the global responsibility in dealing with conflicts and resolving them peacefully, thus helping to bring about a culture of peace as described in the UNESCO programme of the same name.

Contact: Conflict Resolution and Global Interdependence, Box 408, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1486, USA, Tel.: +1 (717) 337-6784, Fax: +1 (717) 337-6488.

Anwar Sadat Chair at the University of Maryland

The Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, in conjunction with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, has established an Anwar Sadat Chair for Population, Development, and Peace. The Sadat Professor will direct a programme of research covering both the academic and political domains, designed to promote strategies for consolidating peace in regions where protracted conflict is an established feature. The main focus of the Chair will lie in the field of political science, but the post could also be filled by a sociologist.

Applications are especially welcome from scholars who have a particularly open attitude to `gender' issues. Further details are obtainable from the contact address given below. Anyone interested in applying should submit a letter of interest by 31 December 1996.

Contact: Prof. Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Chair, Sadat Chair Search Committee, Dept. of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, Tel.: +1 (301) 405-4160, Fax: +1 (301) 314-9690, e-mail: jwilkenf@bss2.umd.edu.

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