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Waterloo book launch: Disarming Conflict with Ernie Regehr

  • October 29th, 2015, 4:30pm–8:30pm
  • Centre for the Advancement of Peace Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North, Ontario, ON, Canada (map)

Join famed activist Ernie Regehr for the Waterloo launch of his newest book Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield! Free and open to the public.

Wars fought over the past quarter century have been a spectacular failure. The overwhelming majority end in military stalemate and are settled at the negotiating table, with the grievances that led to the war still unresolved. In Disarming Conflict famed peace activist Ernie Regehr shows that force cannot simply override or transcend the social, political, and economic realities of conflict.

War prevention, Regehr argues, is more successful when security policies address the conditions that most directly affect people’s lives and that are most instrumental in generating deep grievances and the despairing conclusion that there are no alternatives to the violence. Disarming Conflict sets out approaches, initiatives, and policies that steer away from the futility of fighting and promote non-military efforts towards “winning the peace.”

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