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Are Governments Too Hooked on War to Ban Nuclear Weapons?

Complete Premium video at: SUNY Albany historian Larry Wittner examines the disparity between American public opinion and political attitudes toward nuclear disarmament. Statistically, Americans favor disarmament, while government officials are reluctant. ----- Every two years, the members of the International Peace Research Association meet at their global conference to assess conflict and peace building in the world; discuss the state of the art of peace research; plan future research, and influence the practice and decision-making of violence prevention and peace building. The conference is made up of plenary sessions, which focus on specific issues that continue to influence the peace and conflict process significantly, as well as panels and roundtables organized by IPRA's Commissions and Working Groups, plus special events. - Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Lawrence Wittner is Professor of History at the State University of New York/Albany. He is a former president of the Conference on Peace Research in History (now the Peace History Society) and a former convener of IPRA's Peace History Commission. His extensive writings on the history of peace movements, nuclear disarmament, and U.S. foreign policy include approximately two hundred articles and reviews, as well as eleven books. Among the latter are an award-winning scholarly trilogy, The Struggle Against the Bomb, and, most recently, Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, both published by Stanford University Press.
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