Unlearning Violence: Evidence and Policies for Early Childhood Development and Peace

The World Peace Foundation is organizing an exciting conference on February 13 & 14, 2014, at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy – Tufts University.  

There is no cost to attend, registration is filling fast: interested individuals can obtain more information on the conference website.

RSVP requested: you may register for the entire conference or separate portions.

This inter-disciplinary event will showcase the best ongoing research on early childhood development and violence and peace, charting directions for future research and policy.  We have an exciting group of panelists lined up and have just finalized our schedule. Confirmed speakers include Steve Pinker, Daniel Dennett, Rima Salah, Michael Wessells, Theresa Betancourt, Dyan Mazurana, Regina Sullivan, Jennifer Batton, John Lawrence Aber and Maryanne Wolf. They will be discussing the following topics:

  • Can we become a more peaceful species?
  • Undoing the impact of violence? Perspectives from neuroscience and education
  • Violence and abuse against children
  • Translating evidence into policy 

We are also looking forward to a great keynote session around ethical education with the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche, Founder and Director of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a non-partisan collaborative think tank focused on interdisciplinary research and programs related to the development of human and global ethics. 

More information about our conference can be found on the World Peace Foundation website: at http://fletcher.tufts.edu/World-Peace-Foundation/Events/Unlearning-Violence

Follow us on Twitter and tell your friends about our Facebook page. We will be live tweeting using the hashtag #unlearningviolence.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The Fletcher School – Tufts University – 160 Packard Ave. – Medford, MA 02155 USA

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