#22 Special Edition: Film Launch (September 2011)
For nearly a decade, Dr. Judith Hand, evolutionary biologist and behaviorist, has been researching, writing, and speaking about war. Why we make war? Whether it might be possible to put an end to it? And if the answer is yes, what would be required of us to achieve that goal?
Tuesday September 20th, the day before the 2011 International Day of Peace, is launch day for her filmed lecture:
No More War: The Human Potential for Peace
A short promotional video that outlines the lecture's highlights is available at the AFWW website and on YouTube.
On Tuesday she will be present in San Diego at a table at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice's International Day of Peace Celebration, eager to describe the film and answer questions: 12:15 pm -2:15 pm.
If any of these describes you, No More War: the Human Potential for Peace is a "must view" film. Anyone interested in this important subject will find this inspiring film's information valuable and its message one of hope. Learn more at www.afww.org.
"Are you one of the majority of people (as I was yesterday) who think war is inevitable, that there's nothing anyone can do to stop it? That it's part of the human condition and we must accept that, no matter what we do, war will always be with us? Then you need to hear the words of Dr. Judith Hand! I thought I was too jaded to be amazed by a new approach to this old subject, but her insights into war and peace riveted my attention, and that of everyone in the room. You'll be surprised at what you will learn."
Sandi Nielubowicz, President
La Jolla Branch, National League ofAmerican Penwomen
"Judith Hand describes facts fundamental to understanding how people view conflict prevention and peace. Well researched. Well presented. Her message is recommended for all who want to achieve long-lasting peace on this planet."
First Vice-President, International Humanistand Ethical Union
(IHEU) and Past President, Norwegian HumanistAssociation
"Dr. Hand's talk to the Davis Peace Coalition on the evolutionary roots of cooperative behavior as this relates to war was clear and amazingly informative. Many in the audience said they found it inspiring. Hand is knowledgeable and remarkably communicative."
Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Davis
"Dr. Hand's insights are keen, her presentation professional, and her manner, heart-felt. Our university women learned the basis for the peace movement Dr. Hand proposes and also how to move forward. Her talk to a packed house was most enthusiastically received. We will definitely bring her back!"
Gail R. Dimitroff, PhD
Leadership and Human Behavior Chair,International Relations
American Association of UniversityWomen, La Mesa -
El Cajon Branch
"Judith Hand is an evolutionary thinker-activist who offers humanity a vision/project for creating a world safe for all children, and in the process, eliminating war from our cultures. This is an adaptive challenge whose time has come."
Director, Center for Evolutionary Leadership
View a clip at www.afww.org.
A Future Without War
"A Future Without War: The Strategy of a Warfare Transition"
The original core essays of the AFWW website are gathered together in this book. Learn more at
Relevant essays by Dr. Hand:
"To Abolish War"
"Shaping the Future"
"Nonviolence Poised to Change History"
A Future Without War
Believe in it.
Work for it.
And we will achieve it.
These three quick links are to Dr. Hand's core articles on paradigm shift:
Paradigm Shift: Swift and Enduring
How Long Ending War Would Take
Why Women Are the Key to Security
The Nine Cornerstones
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