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Global Peacemaker Network

The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) is proud to create the Global Peacemaker Network, an online platform for students, teachers, conflict resolution and peacebuilding professionals, policy makers and global citizens. This network is an open source virtual space with information about Peacebuilding and Community Building acting as a social network utilizing technology, education, vocational tools , global resource mapping along with security and development topics from around world – from Conflict Resolution Education materials for teachers to the impact of technology and natural resources in global security. We welcome you to view the Resource Library below and contribute a resource.

Intangible Cultural Heritage Domains

An overview of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that covers five broad ‘domains’ in which intangible cultural heritage is manifested. read more

UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

A description of Intangible Cultural Heritage and an overview of areas aground the world that need need of urgent safeguarding during the 2008-2011 period. read more

Winter Night Longboard by Juan Rayos

In the third and final part of the triptych "Surfing the city", join these skaters as they go for a serene night ride through Madrid. Featuring skaters Ra, Nacho, Quique, Kati, Paula, Borja, Luis, Jorge and Guido.  read more

War is Over! (If You Want It)

A montage created by Yoko Ono in 2007 of John Lennon talking about achieving world peace and bringing power to the common people. read more

The Violin Maker

Sam Zygmuntowicz discuss the art of violin making and his relationship to the instruments he creates and the clients he makes them for. Directed and Filmed by Dustin Cohen. Edited by Michael Hurley, 2012. read more

The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering)

Voiced by Thich Nath Hanh, The Great Bell Chant is a selection from a book called "Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying." With sweeping instrumentals and a beautiful mantra, the video is as meaningful as it is soothing. read more

RSA Animate - 21st Century Enlightenment

"In his annual lecture, Matthew Taylor explores what we mean by 21st century enlightenment, how the idea might help us meet the challenges we face today, and the role that can be played by institutions such as the RSA." read more

Tom and Jerry "The Truce Hurts"

Produced in 1948, this animated short details the dynamics of a peace treaty between three unlikely characters in during their cycle of fighting. read more

Peace on Earth Ted Talk by Raul Midon

Raul Midon delivers an inspiring song about a peaceful earth at a TedX convention in California. read more

Mind Idea Jeremy Enigk

Jeremy Enigk explores the concept of personal potential and the envisioning of future actions in his music video for Mind Idea. Produced March 12, 2009 read more