Margaret Atwood, author of Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, and Jennifer Baichwal, director of the documentary "Payback," discussed the new documentary film adaptation of Atwood's 2008 ...
Live from WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Watch the video here.
To wrap up the End of War project, we have a wide-ranging discussion about how we can accomplish peace. Conversations include:
The Veteran's Perspective
Why Not A Department of Peace?
Strategies for Peace
Lizzie Stark, author of Leaving Mundania: Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role-Playing Games and Charlie Schroeder, author of Man of War: My Adventures in the World of Historical Reenactment came to WNYC separately but both ended up discussing how simulated warfare could lead to the end of the real deal.
Today's show is live from WNYC's Jerome L Greene Performance Space. Watch the video here!
The End of War series concludes live from the Greene Space with a discussion of how peace can be accomplished. U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich talks about his proposal for a Department of Peace; veterans, refugees and activists reflect on conflict; and The End of War author John Horgan returns for the finale. Plus: Planet Money’s Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg explain what you need to know about the financial crisis in Europe.
Over the last four months, the Brian Lehrer Show has been asking our guests and you, our listeners, to tell us whether you think war is inevitable. Hundreds of you responded. Thanks! Below are some examples of the responses we got. To read ALL of the responses we got, go here.
And by the way, about 60% of people who responded think war is inevitable while about 40% think it's not. We're still accepting responses, so tell us whether you think war is inevitable. Survey here. And be sure to tune in on June 13th for the final End of War show live from the Greene Space.
→ EVENT: Swofford will be reading from and discussing Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails on Tuesday, June 5 at 7pm at the Barnes & Noble at 82nd and Broadway.
Is war inevitable? That question has been put to professionals from all backgrounds in the new Brian Lehrer Show series "End of War," which questions the conventional wisdom behind explanations for mass violence. Celeste sat down with Brian Lehrer, host of our co-producer WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show," and John Horgan, author of "The End of War," to discuss what – if anything – can be done to stop future wars.
As part of our End of War series, Paul Chappell, peace leadership director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Iraq War veteran, and author of Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity's Survival, discusses his own experience of war--and how that informs his ideas about how to get to peace.
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, the first Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, discusses the role of women and war--and whether having more women in power would lessen conflicts around the world. This is part of the ongoing series called End of War where we're asking: Is war inevitable?
Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, came to the WNYC studios to talk about his new book, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World. While he was here, he answered the question at the center of the End of War series: Is war inevitable?
Tracy K. Smith, Brooklyn resident and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Life on Mars: Poems, visited the WNYC studios recently to talk about the award and her work writing and teaching poetry. While she was here, she answered the Brian Lehrer Show End of War question: Is war inevitable?
Margaret Atwood, author of Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, and Jennifer Baichwal, director of the documentary "Payback," discussed the new documentary film adaptation of Atwood's 2008 book, opening at the Film Forum in New York on Apr. 25th. While they were here, Margaret Atwood answered the question at the center of the End of War series: Is war inevitable? Listen.