The Signifcance of Africanisms Essay

2626 Words Apr 12th, 2013 11 Pages
Heidi Ausgood
Peace and Conflict Studies
March 7, 2013

The Probabilities of an Aggressive U.S. Peace Building Policy

In February 2007 then U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich a Ohio Democrat in the 110th Congress proposed legislation calling for the establishment of a Department of Peace and Non-Violence. The legislation covered a myriad of topics relating to peace and non-violence, but for the purpose of this essay only the area of international relations will be examined.
“We are in a new millennium, and the time has come to review the age-old challenges with new thinking wherein we can conceive pf peace as not simply the absence of violence, but the active presence of the capacity for a higher evolution of the human awareness, of
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Peace and Nonviolence who will serve as a delegate to the United Nations Security Council will have a number of duties the key one's being: (1) advise the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State on all matters relating to national security, including the protection of human rights and the prevention of, amelioration of, and deescalation of unarmed and armed international conflict; (2) encourage the development of international sister city programs, pairing United States cities with cities around the globe for artistic, cultural, economic, educational, and faith-based exchanges; (3) jointly with the Secretary of the Treasury, strengthen peace enforcement through hiring and training monitors and investigators to help with the enforcement of international arms embargoes; (4) facilitate the development of peace summits at which parties to a conflict may gather under carefully prepared conditions to promote nonviolent communication and mutually beneficial solutions; (5) advise the United States Ambassador to the United Nations on matters pertaining to the United Nations Security Council.[2] The Assistant Secretary for International Peace Activities will be responsible for the following: (1) provide for the training and deployment of all Peace Academy graduates and other nonmilitary conflict prevention and peacemaking personnel; (2) sponsor country and regional conflict prevention and dispute resolution initiatives in

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