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Dr. Judith Hand

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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, self-interest.

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.

I am profoundly grateful to three colleagues for their editing and thoughtful comments on virtually all of the pages of this site: Robert Goodman, Eugene S. Morton, and Peggy Lang. Without the unswerving support of Peggy Lang and Robert Goodman, this site would not exist.

The following friends and colleagues also read one or more pages, and I also extend warm thanks to them. They may not always agree with me, but their intelligent and thoughtful insights are invaluable: A. B. Curtiss, Donna Erickson, Barry Friedman, William Hawkes, and Joseph R. Jehl.

The following friends proofed the beta website with care, and we can all be grateful to them for finding annoying errors. The site is much improved by their efforts: Judith L. Levine, and Larry Shifrin.



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