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April 16, 2014

Toda Institute's 2013 Annual Report posted

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“Psychology and Intractability: Theory Informing Practice” Medford, MA, USA February 4, 2013 now posted.

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4/16/2014

New conference posted
“Psychology and Intractability: Theory Informing Practice”
REAP Chiang MaiThe one day meeting in February 2013 at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University brought together theorists from psychology and practitioners in conflict resolution. The purpose was to begin an exploration of what can be learned from recent research in psychology about approaches to conflict intractability. Intractable conflicts are those that seem irresolvable; even though possible solutions can be imagined, the disputing parties are stuck and unable to move to any agreement.

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New conference posted
International Workshop: "Between Nonviolent Conflicts and Reconcilation:
REAP Chiang MaiOn January 19-20, 2013, the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research (Honolulu/Tokyo), Peace Information Center under the Foundation for Democracy and Development Studies (Bangkok) and the Institute of Religion, Culture and Peace, Payap University (Chiang Mai) organized an international workshop “Between Nonviolent Conflicts and Reconciliation: An International Workshop Addressing Deadly Conflicts in Asia Pacific” at the Shangri-La Hotel in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. The workshop brought together a total of 61 participants from various regions (24 locals and 37 internationals) and backgrounds: academics (48), NGO activists (5), policy makers (2), and religious personnel (6).

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“Stable Zero: Feasible, Realistic?
On November 19, 2012, the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs organized a small conference on “Stable Zero: Feasible, Realistic?” in Vienna, Austria, followed by a public meeting on the same issue on November 20. We were hosted by the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.
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New article posted
Violence against sacred spaces a rising global threat
Read the newspaper opinion piece in the Bangkok Post today (August 15) written by senior Toda Institute research fellow Chaiwat Satha-Anand on protecting sacred spaces. He wrote this as a reaction to the violence at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
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New conference posted
Music, Power and Liberty
Continuing its research into this innovative field, the Toda Institute along with The Department of Global Communications of The American University of Paris, The Center for Global Nonkilling and The Egyptian Cultural Center in Paris co-sponsored a conference in Paris, France on the subject of “Music, Power and Liberty” at the American University of Paris on February 3-4, 2012.

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Toda institute is proud to announce the publication of our journal Peace & Policy vol. 15, entitled Music and Solidarity: Questions of Universality, Consciousness and Connection, co-edited by Dr. Felicity Laurence and Dr. Olivier Urbain.  In addition we anticipate the publication of a book by Transaction Publishers with the same title later this year.  Please review our publications page for more information about other Toda Institute Publications.

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