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Resources from Facing the Dangers of 21st Century Great Power War: A Conference on the Centenary of World War I

On May 3, 2014, peace and justice activists gathered to mark the 100 year anniversary of World War I, and to explore the state of peace, war, and international affairs today. The conference featured esteemed speakers from organizations and universities around the world.

Here are some videos of much of the conference proceedings below, which include Question and Answers as well:

Copies of many of the talks from the conference, as well as other relevant (and useful!) documents, are available for download below.

presentation slide on Asia-Pacific pivot
Asia-Pacific pivot: a futile campaign to reinforce U.S. hegemony

In January, 2011, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a major U.S. foreign and military policy initiative: the diplomatic, economic and military pivot to Asia and the Pacific. This speech on the pivot by Joseph Gerson of AFSC’s Peace and Economic Security Program was prepared to help build peace movement capabilities to prevent war and to build shared security solutions to Asia-Pacific tensions.

Text of Panel Lecture by John Burroughs: The Limits of the Moral Imagination
John Burroughs is the Executive Director for Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy.
Text of Lecture by Joseph Gerson: The U.S. "Pivot" to Asia & the Pacific
*Dr. Joseph Gerson is Director of Programs and Director of the Peace & Economic Security...
Article by Akira Kawasaki and Celine Nahory
The following article by Akira Kawasaki and Celine Nahory reflects the essential content of...
Text of Lecture by Michael Klare: Geopolitics and War
Michael Klare is a professor of Peace and World Security Stuies based at Hampshire College.
Text of Lecture by Fr. Paul Lansu: The Risk of Great Power War: Regional European Perspective; How to Prevent a Possible Second Cold War?
Fr. Paul Lansu is Senior Policy Advisor for Pax Christi International and Vice President...
Text of Lecture by Andrew Lichterman: Looking Forward, Looking Backward: World War I, Today’s Risk of Great Power war, and Nuclear Disarmament.
Andrew Lichterman is a lawyer and policy analyst for the Western States Legal Foundation, based in...
Text of Lecture by Zia Mian: Remembering World War I and What It Means
Zia Mian - a physicist and peace activist at Princeton University’s Program on Science and...
Powerpoint Presentation by Paul Walker: From Ypres to Damascus: Lessons of Chemical Weapons Abolition
Paul F. Walker, Ph.D. is the Director for Environmental Security & Sustainability for...
Text of Presentation by Emira Woods
Emira Woods is the Global Client Principal for Social Impact Programs at ThoughtWorks, a technology...
Conference Speakers and Agenda : Facing the Dangers of 21st Century Great Power War

Speakers and Chairs include: Akira Kawasaki, Alicia Godsberg, Anderw Lichterman, Arielle Denis,  David Webb, Emira Woods, Erhard Crome,      Götz Nuneck, Irene Gendzier, Jacqueline Carasso, John Borroughs, Joseph Gerson, Judith LeBlanc, Lisa Clark, M. V. Romana, Michael Klare, Paul Lanso, Paul Walker, Reiner Braun, and Zia Mian.