TOWARD A SCIENCE OF PEACE
Articles in this Magazine
PEACE: A NEW CENTER OF HUMAN BECOMING
by James O’Dea
The president of IONS applauds the emergence of a vision of global peace but cautions that there is still much work to be done.
WHEN EINSTEIN MET GANDHI
from the IONS Peace Colloquium
What do you get when neuroscientists and physicists sit down with psychologists and activists to talk about peace? The potential beginnings of a new field of study.
WHO ARE WE?
by Frans de Waal
In this short excerpt from his new book, the renowned primatologist shows that humans have as much in common with the conciliatory bonobo as with the bloodthirsty chimpanzee.
by Carolyn Zahn-Waxler
This pioneering psychologist-scientist in the study of child development concludes that nature needs nurture to nourish our inherent capacities for humane behavior.
AVERTING THE TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS
by Stephanie D. Preston
Aggression and conflict in the quest for survival are jeopardizing our common future. Preston suggests that one way out is through mindfulness and detachment from the ego.
THE CHALLENGE OF FORGIVENESS
by Vesela Simic
The science on forgiveness is compelling but still maturing. Whatever the data, the act of forgiving will always depend on will, heart, and letting go.
A SWEETER MUSIC
by Martin Luther King Jr.
An excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “The World House” speech.
ORGANIZATIONS WORKING FOR PEACE
by Kimberly Weichel
A resource list of activist and educational groups.