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The Glorious Art of Peace

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andre Sheldon Jun 19, 2012. 9 Replies

How can we raise the profile of peace?  This is a central theme of my new book …Continue

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John Gittings liked Steven L. Youngblood's blog post October Peace Journalist magazine is unveiled
Oct 3, 2012
John Gittings replied to Sally Carlton's discussion PCDN interview with John Gittings, author of The Glorious Art of Peace
"I look forward to learning more about the Winchester Centre's work and about Religions for Peace. And to Craig's new edited book when it appears.  It just shows how much there is going on -- and how PCDN helps us to hear about it!"
Sep 17, 2012
John Gittings replied to Sally Carlton's discussion PCDN interview with John Gittings, author of The Glorious Art of Peace
"Brian: Two issues are implied in the interesting question which you raise, if I’m not mistaken.  The first is whether  Western religious leaders are intervening or have done so to try to transform the long-running Middle East…"
Sep 15, 2012
Maheswar Satpathy liked John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
Jun 20, 2012
Andre Sheldon replied to John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
"Dear Mr. Gittings:   In response to your article, I would humbly like to submit a plan to build bridges and transcend borders. The plan is designed to catapult NONVIOLENCE into the mainstream of global politics for the people in every country…"
Jun 19, 2012
Andre Sheldon replied to John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
"Arun Gandhi has agreed to join me to go to the UN to make a presentation to Michele Bachelet, the Executive Director of UN WOMEN.  When I told Arun that it was to propose a Global Movement of Nonviolence (GMofNV), he said, "It's about…"
Jun 19, 2012
Craig Zelizer liked John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
Jun 18, 2012
John Gittings replied to John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
"Thank you for reminding me of the importance of Palestinian peace groups which I should learn more about: also for pointing me in the direction of Mubarak Awad --I've just come across this lively interview with him."
Jun 18, 2012
John Gittings replied to John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
"Thank you for adding this useful comparison. I do have several pages in my book on Gandhi  -- though not enough! He is one of those figures whose name is known by everyone but not necessarily his thoughts beyond the simple concept of…"
Jun 18, 2012
John Gittings replied to John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
"Thanks!  As the Chinese would say, yilu pingan  -- Travel in Peace."
Jun 18, 2012
Emily Willard liked John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
Jun 18, 2012
Alexandra Matei liked John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
Jun 18, 2012
Yousef replied to John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
"Dear Sir, I am totally agree with you as Peace activist in Palestine , Its very rare to find focus on the Peace groups and the power of change they have . Most the focus goes on the Millitray groups and war experts. I hope you will take in…"
Jun 18, 2012
Professor Brian Walker replied to John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
"The Glorious Art of Peace will be with me, as we journey south from chilly England to share days of  the French Midi sun and pure peace!"
Jun 18, 2012
Professor Brian Walker liked John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
Jun 18, 2012
GOPI KANTA GHOSH replied to John Gittings's discussion The Glorious Art of Peace
"Must be good"
Jun 18, 2012

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I worked for many years for The Guardian as foreign editorial writer and China specialist. Since leaving the newspaper I have applied myself to peace studies, and have recently published a book on the historical perception of peace (see below). I am also an associate editor of the recently published OXFORD INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PEACE, and I am a research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Asia, Middle East, US/Russia.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
UK
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Independent scholar,, working in the field of peace.history.
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://www.johngittings.com
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
French, Mandarin, Spanish
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Conflict Resolution, Development, Media, Nonviolence, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Communication, Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Research into the perception of peace from ancient times to today.
The depiction of peace through visual images and in poetry.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
THE GLORIOUS ART OF PEACE: From the Iliad to Iraq (Oxford Univertsity Press, 2012).

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