Building Peace in a Stormy World: Exploring the Causes and Conditions of War and Peace

A talk by Paula Green at Greenfield Community College,9/24/2010

Dr. Green’s talk and photos explored her work as an international peacebuilder and highlighted her understanding of the root causes of conflict and the obstacles to peace. She also talked about how insights from her professional training in psychology aid her efforts to create learning environments that become models of the cultures of peace longed for by all of us.

Paula Green is the founder, former Executive Director, and now Senior Fellow of Karuna Center for Peacebuilding, a US-based NGO focused on international conflict transformation, inter-communal dialogue, and reconciliation. She also serves as Professor of Conflict Transformation at the School for International Training, where she founded and directs CONTACT (Conflict Transformation Across Cultures), an annual Peacebuilding Institute and Graduate Certificate Program for peacemakers from around the world. Dr. Green has decades of experience as a psychologist, educator, activist, and consultant in peacebuilding in many regions of Africa, Asia, the Mid East, and Europe, as well as within the US.  She has been selected as a winner of the Unsung Heroes of Compassion, an award that was given to her by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in April 2009.

Thanks to the GCC video archive this talk is available for viewing here