News & Events

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword

January 08, 2015

Redrawing Our Strategy on Terror

Political Conflict

If we allow our reaction to barbarism to be dictated on the fly and by the perpetrators themselves, we condemn the global community to ongoing terror. We need to think differently.

Peacekeeping conflicts MONUSCO

January 06, 2015

Joshua Goldstein on What We Know About War

Political Institutions

Knowing what we know, the answer to further reducing conflict seems to lie at the intersection of development and conflict.

Steven Pinker on World Violence

December 23, 2014

Is the World Falling Apart?

Political Conflict

Stories about armed fanatics and lone wolf gunmen fill the headlines and compete for our shocked attention. In an article for Slate, Andrew Mack and Steven Pinker demonstrate that society is not in fact falling apart.

Innovation and design aids development

December 16, 2014

Patrice Martin: Transforming by Design

Institutional Learning, Political Conflict

We can draw inspiration from visionaries who, like Patrice Martin, can apply design to issues like poverty.

December 05, 2014

Steven Pinker: The Prospect of Peace

Political Conflict

We live in the most peaceful time humans have ever known, but you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

People want peace

December 02, 2014

Curing Conflict: Putting the Data to Work

Political Conflict

World peace has a bad rap but the truth is, peace has been doing pretty well in the 85 years since World War II.

OEF Forum participants

November 27, 2014

Setting Sights on a World Without War

Gender & Security, Political Institutions, Political Conflict

Participants at the One Earth Future Forum set sights on a world without war

Tools for Nonviolence

November 20, 2014

Sanam Anderlini: Embracing Lessons for Nonviolence

Political Conflict

Despite dealing daily with what might seem like uphill battles, Sanam Anderlini remains emphatically positive that with hard work and resources peace is possible. We agree. So how do we get there?