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U.N. General Assembly Dynamics

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs magazine and author of the book How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, discusses President Obama's address at the U.N. General Assembly and the dynamics animating this year's gathering.

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End of War: Your Responses Slideshow

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

We asked our listeners for their thoughts on the inevitability of war and for updated peace symbol designs -- and did they ever deliver. You can take a look at some of our favorite responses here:

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Brian Lehrer on the End of War

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Back in February The Brian Lehrer Show, which appears on our co-producing station WNYC, began a series. It was called “The End of War,” and it featured conversations about whether or not war is inevitable. On the last day of the series, we’re talking with host Brian Lehrer and John Horgan, the author of “The End of War,” the book that inspired the series.

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Is War Inevitable? Here's What You Think

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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. 

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End of War: Anthony Swofford

Monday, June 04, 2012

Former U.S. Marine and Jarhead author Anthony Swofford talks about his new book, Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir, and continues the discussion on the end of war.

→ 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.

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Preview of the new Brian Lehrer Show series "End of War"

Monday, May 28, 2012

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.

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End of War: Veteran Paul Chappell on Peace

Friday, May 25, 2012

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.

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End of War: Michelle Bachelet on Women and War

Friday, May 18, 2012

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?

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End of War: Milton Glaser's Process & Re-imagining Peace

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Milton Glaser, renowned graphic designer and author of the new book In Search of the Miraculous or One Thing Leads to Another, discusses his new book about his creative process--and helps us launch a new project: Re-imagine the Peace Sign--as part of our End of War series.

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End of War: War Culture

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Denis O'Hare, actor and co-writer of An Iliad, Jeanine Basinger, chair of the film studies department at Wesleyan University, and Clive Thompson, contributor to The New York Times Magazine and columnist for Wired discuss representations of war on stage, in film, and in pop culture--and whether these representations can change the culture's view of war.

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Screening Room: War in Popular Culture

Thursday, March 22, 2012

As part of our End of War series, we're having a conversation about the portrayal of war in popular culture. Here are some clips of the movies, theater and video games we discussed.

Got a war scene you want to add to the screening room? Post it in the comments page below, or

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End of War: Bill Kristol and Amb. Nancy Soderberg

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The End of War series continues with Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard and regular commentator for Fox News. Then, we'll be joined by Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, president of the Connect U.S. Fund and a former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. They'll each discuss the political and moral considerations of going to war--and the role of international law in ending war.

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End of War: John Horgan on Peace Building

Friday, March 02, 2012

As part of the End of War series, John Horgan, science journalist, director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and author of The End of War, discusses a way toward peace. 

Take the End of War survey and tell us if you think war is inevitable, and check out the results of the survey so far.

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End of War: John Horgan Says War Can End

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Brian Lehrer Show is launching a new series today called End of War about whether war is inevitable--whether humans can ever stop fighting wars, once and for all.

John Horgan, science journalist, director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and author of the new book that inspired the series The End of War, discusses his book and why he thinks that war is NOT inevitable.

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