A Future Without War is built from the biological perspective of DR. JUDITH L. HAND. Its premise—that we can make war obsolete within one or at the most two generations—is informed by an understanding of human nature as revealed by biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists. Unlike many who share her vision for a warless future but see the primary
driving force for change in education, religion, moral persuasion or
altruism, Dr. Hand's view is that the primary driving force behind this
great shift in our social organization will be enlightened, but selfish,
Her current work focuses on finding the means and implementing them to catalyze a global shift in social structure from current dominator models to an egalitarian model—viz., finding ways to speed up the ongoing progress of a nascent Egalitarian Revolution. To this end she lectures, writes, and networks. She serves as an “expert” for “She Source,” a panel of stand-by experts provided to the media by The White House Project as a way to bridge the gender gap in the media and news coverage: www.shesource.org
Dr. Hand earned her Ph.D. in biology from UCLA. Her studies included animal behavior and primatology. After completing a Smithsonian Post-doctoral Fellowship at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., she returned to UCLA as a research associate and lecturer. Her undergraduate major was in cultural anthropology. She worked as a technician in neurophysiology laboratories at UCLA and the Max Planck Institute, in Munich, Germany. As a student of animal communication, she has written scientific papers on the subject of social conflict resolution. Her most recent work on social conflict, Women, Power, and the Biology of Peace, addresses the biological differences between women and men with respect to aggression, and specifically with respect to warfare.
The author also writes historical fiction, contemporary action/adventure. and screenplays.
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