News & Announcements

[SHARE] Can Online Bots Build Peace?

Feb 2018 - News

Click here to read the article. Online 'bots' are often seen as negative, and dangerous, but they can also be used for good, as one social enterprise group is proving... Read more... [Quotation]

Doomsday Clock SQD

Feb 2018 - News

Photo: An Airman completes a missile assembly on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 30, 2017. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver See the Doomsday_Clock_SQD (PDF)


Jan 2018 - News

See the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Doomsday Clock reassessment for 2018 here: Because of the "extraordinary danger of the current moment," the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists today moved the hand of the iconic Doomsday Clock to 2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT. The last time the Clock was this close to midnight was in 1953. ... Read more... [Quotation]

Peace & Policy vol. 15, entitled Music and Solidarity: Questions of Universality, Consciousness and Connection

Apr 2010 - Announcements

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.

Promotions at the Toda Insitute for Global Peace and Policy Research

Oct 2009 - Announcements

The Toda Institute is pleased to announce that on October 1, 2009, Professor Kevin Clements became Secretary General of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. Dr. Clements is the Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the New Zealand Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago, Dunedin New Zealand. He is also Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association. Prior to taking up these positions he was the Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia. He was Secretary General of International Alert from 1999-2003 and earlier Professor and Director of ICAR, George Mason University. His career has been a combination of academic analysis and practice in the areas of peacebuilding and conflict transformation. He has been an advisor to the New Zealand, Australian, British, Swedish and Dutch governments on conflict prevention, peace, defense and security issues. He has written or edited seven books and over 160 chapters/articles on conflict transformation, peacebuilding, preventive diplomacy and development with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region. He will contribute to Toda Institute's research projects in the fields of conflict transformation, peacebuilding, human rights, sustainable developments, UN reform, and dialogue of civilizations. The Toda Institute is also happy to announce the promotion of Satoko Takahashi from Program Manager to Research Director. Dr. Takahashi has been with the Toda Institute since 1996 and her many contributions are deeply appreciated. We look forward to working with Dr. Takahashi, as Research Director, for years to come. Please join us in congratulating her on this important milestone.