Global Peace

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What is peace?  What is violence?  What can you learn from Gandhi’s approach to building a nonviolent movement?

These are some of the questions you will pursue in the Global Peace course.  While the Internet has served as a catalyst for revolutions around the world, it may have also fueled a global disconnect that has caused us to ignore the strength, resiliency, and importance of our local communities. 

Inspired by Gandhi’s four principles of nonviolent movement-building, you will learn about how communities are resisting oppression around the world, and investigate specific case studies as models for making change on your own block.

Some of the specific skills you will learn in this course include conflict mapping, historical analysis, film critiquing, and evaluating and applying nonviolent techniques.

The Global Peace investigation will pursue the following questions:

  • What is the philosophy of nonviolence?
  • What is the economy of nonviolence?
  • What are the politics of nonviolence?
  • ​What is the weapon of nonviolence?

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