This past weekend I gave a TEDx talk at American University. The theme of the event was “Exploring Our Global Future.” The title of my talk was, “Bridging the Distance: Teaching and Learning Peace Online.” In short, the talk laid out my reasons for believing in online learning as a valuable development in the field of education and how online learning can be infused with the values of peace and nonviolence. I also lay out in the talk what I have come to call, “The Seven Blossoms of Peace Education,” which is a pedagogical framework that any educators can apply to their work to integrate peace and nonviolence into their classrooms.
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This weekend I had the privilege of giving the keynote address at the 24th annual Capital Area Association for Peace Studies student conference. It was such a pleasure speaking with all the students and then attending several of their project and paper presentations. I also enjoyed putting together my remarks because it gave me an opportunity to (1) explain how the work of peace scholars is transforming the world and why that is important and (2) how my work in the field of nonviolent conflict and civil resistance in increasingly influencing the interest in peace studies. Click above to listen or click read more below to read my remarks.
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Tagged Bowie State University, CAAPS, Catholic University, civil resistance, civil rights, egypt, george bernard shaw, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, ICNC, james lawson, KRS one, middlebury, nonviolence, otpor, peace studies, Robert Kennedy, Trinity University