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Aug 05 2007
Hope over fear. With this intention, leading experts on the risks of nuclear weapons, space weaponization, nuclear proliferation, Iran, North Korea and nuclear terrorism gathered to develop a path toward "A World Free of Nuclear Weapons" - a path forward also recently described by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, and Sam Nunn in the Wall Street Journal on January 4th, 2007.
Jul 16 2007
James Bernard Quilligan, of the Center for Global Negotiations interviews Frithjof Finkbeiner of the Global Marshall Plan initiative, a stunning vision of how to meet the needs of all humanity globally.
Part II describes the Global Marshall Plan initiative's approach for establishing and meeting global environmental targets through an Eco-Social Marketplace.
Dr. Hans Blix of the Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction - Introduction by Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute
Jun 13 2006
Dr. Hans Blix, Chairman of the WMD Commission and former Chief Inspector of the IAEA, presents the WMD Commission Report "Weapons of Terror" in Philadelphia, on June 2, 2006 at the National Constitution Center. Dr. Blix provides hope for practical and effective ways of reducing world tensions over Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Nov 01 2004
Jonathan Granoff, Esq., President of the Global Security Institute, describes how a more peaceful world can be achieved without the extraordinary threat of nuclear weapons.
Produced by: Gary Blanchard, 11/1/2004 Language: English Run Time: 30 min. 0 sec. Story Level 2 = Children may need to ask their parents about the meaning of the Story Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License. Location: National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Jan 17 2012
Professor Leo Burke of the University of Notre Dame describes the commons and the benefits of a commons viewpoint in this interview recorded in Berlin, Germany at the commons conference sponsored by the Heinrich Boll Stiftung (Heinrich Boll Foundation) in late 2010.
Students interested in the commons should also read the following article about Professor Burke by another well-know commons expert, Jay Walljasper:
A World that Works for Everyone
By Jay Walljasper
Original article in Notre Dame Magazine:
PUBLISHED: WINTER 2011-12 POSTED IN: CAMPUS & COMMUNITY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
You would expect Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business to focus its teaching on making profits from the world as it is instead of asking students to explore how to fundamentally change it.
Nov 03 2011
Consensus Democracy - How do the Occupy Wall Street protesters reach decisions in a very diverse group?
We filmed at the Occupy Wall Street protests recently. One of the wonderful things to emerge in these protests has been the Consensus Democracy approach: broad, highly inclusive, community-focused and introspective - everyone has a voice. This form of decision-making is similar to older forms - for example, Quaker Letters - used to find central commonalities among diverse groups.
Consensus Democracy is very powerful. When decisions are reached, you know that the vast majority agree; and that essentially all in the group will accept the result. There is a lot of listening required: deeply understanding the others' points of view and priorities - good skills for us to re-learn now, especially in U.S. politics!