peace http://wamc.org en "To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace" By Jeffrey Sachs http://wamc.org/post/move-world-jfk-s-quest-peace-jeffrey-sachs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s life was not the battle for reelection that he did not live to wage, but the struggle for sustainable peace with the Soviet Union.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A struggle written about in the new book </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- it is written by </span><a href="http://jeffsachs.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeffrey Sachs</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a world renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, and a senior UN advisor.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78022 at http://wamc.org "To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace" By Jeffrey Sachs 15th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference http://wamc.org/post/15th-annual-kateri-tekakwitha-peace-conference <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ray McGovern is a retired CIA officer turned political activist. He was a federal employee under seven U.S. presidents over twenty-seven years, presenting the morning intelligence briefings at the White House for many of them.</p><p>McGovern will be one of the featured speakers at the 15th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference this weekend.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71703 at http://wamc.org 15th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference Herbert London: The School of Emergent Global Peace http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-school-emergent-global-peace <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For meta-historians who take the long view, e.g. Arnold </span>Toynbee<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, there is the emergence of a “looming global peace” that is gaining acceptance in the corridors of Academe. It is predicated on the belief that we are nearing a point in history where war as we know it has disappeared. Presumably the world is becoming safe and secure with few violent conflicts. Moreover, the United States faces no plausible existential threats or great power rivalry. This is the unvarnished theme at its most basic level.</span></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:16:54 +0000 Herbert London 62466 at http://wamc.org My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize http://wamc.org/post/my-name-jody-williams-vermont-girls-winding-path-nobel-peace-prize <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From her modest beginnings to becoming the tenth woman--and third American woman--to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Jody Williams is here to describe the ups and downs of her tumultuous and remarkable life.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58769 at http://wamc.org My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize Listener Essay - Imagine Vioney http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-imagine-vioney <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Deb Smith is a professor at Empire State College's International Programs in Saratoga Springs.</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Deb Smith 57721 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - Imagine Vioney Berkshire Youths Visit United Nations on International Day of Peace http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-youths-visit-united-nations-international-day-peace <p>A select group of Berkshire youths are attending ceremonies at the United Nations today for the fifteenth observance of the International Day of Peace. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:08:17 +0000 Lucas Willard 48404 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Youths Visit United Nations on International Day of Peace Physicians Group Issues New Warning On Nuclear War http://wamc.org/post/physicians-group-issues-new-warning-nuclear-war <p>At a recent gathering of Nobel Laureates in Chicago, a report was released detailing the danger facing the world from a limited nuclear war between India and Pakistan.&nbsp; The author of the report is a western Massachusetts physician. Dr. Ira Helfand,&nbsp; vice president of <a href="http://www.ippnw.org/">International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War</a>, spoke with WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 16:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 38006 at http://wamc.org Physicians Group Issues New Warning On Nuclear War