Nonkilling Research Program
CGNK organizes numerous exploratory seminars and colloquiums were nonkilling is linked with an array of fields and topics such as education, environment, media, arts, security, futures, leadership, gender, etc. These colloquiums have been organized in a variety of settings but are now usually celebrated in conjunction with major conferences of a certain field of knowledge to attract participants and minimize costs, bringing together a group of prominent scholars from diverse theoretical, empirical and methodological approaches and also different academic and geographical backgrounds.
Some examples are the Nonkilling Neuroscience Exploratory Colloquium (Philadelphia, July 2009), the Nonkilling Political Science: Critical Evaluation panel at the 21st World Congress of Political Science (Santiago de Chile, July 2009), the Nonkilling Korea: Six Culture Exploratory Seminar (Seoul, August 2010), the Protecting Sacred Spaces and Political Science Does Not kill! conference and seminar in Thailand (December 2009 and May 2010), the two editions of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Nonkilling Research at the University of Hawaii (June 2009 and May 2010) or the Nonkilling Societies Exploratory Colloquium in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association annual meeting (Montréal, November 2011). Reports on some of these events are available in the news section below or in our books page.
Some of the envisioned topics for future seminars are: Nonkilling and gender relations; Nonkilling and education; Nonkilling and economics; Nonkilling and the media; Nonkilling, science, and technology; Nonkilling in spiritual and philosophical traditions; Nonkilling and the arts; Nonkilling and sports; Nonkilling and the professions; the Role of the military and police in nonkilling social transformation.
Research Portal and Repositorium
Over 600 scholars in 300 academic institutions in 73 countries have joined in 19 disciplinary research committees that are contributing to a scientific paradigm shift from acceptance of killing to discover and apply nonkilling knowledge. This is the largest network of scholars dedicated to advancing research to prevent and reduce killing from every discipline: from anthropology and history to physics and engineering, from economics and psychology to education and the arts, from neuroscience and futures to sociology and security.
CGNK is seeking to enhance the potential of this growing network through a Research Portal were research committee members and other scholars can interact and share their work with the rest of the academic community and the general public. The portal will include highlights on books, articles, dissertations, courses, scientific events, and reseach projects linked to nonkilling enabling collaborative work. A repositorium will also enable easy access to relevant knowledge, including dissertations and publications in general.
UNESCO Unitwin Network for Nonkilling Research
CGNK seeks to engage its academic partners (currently from more that 300 higher education institutions) in establishing UNESCO Chairs focused on specific aspects of nonkilling and a global UNESCO Unitwin Network for Nonkilling Research.
UNESCO’s envisions its Chairs and Unitwin Networks "as ‘think tanks’ and ‘bridge builders’ between the academic world, civil society, local communities, research and policy-making." The Network will be the first to focus on the promotion, study and application of nonkilling at the higher education and research levels, seeking the effective application of nonkilling alternatives in different contexts and communities, serving as a reference point toward the establishment and reinforcement of networks and partnerships with education institutions, religious institutions, NGOs, indigenous nations and groups, governments, community leaders and individuals across the globe.
The 8th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates produced a significant document known as the "Charter for a World Without Violence." Besides adhering to the World Health Organization’s description of violence as a "preventable disease, Nobel Laureates emphasized a global need "To address all forms of violence we encourage scientific research in the fields of human interaction and dialogue, and we invite participation from the academic, scientific and religious communities to aid us in the transition to nonviolent, and nonkilling societies". CGNK's research component seeks to follow this call to action.
Nonkilling Research News
- Article Series on Nonkilling in "Psychology Today"
- Scholars’ foray to discover ‘nonkilling’ culture in Korea
- Festschrift in Honor of CGNK Founder Published in India
- Can Korea Defy Its Deadly Past?
- "Nonkilling Psychology" Book Released
- CGNK co-sponsors International Conference on Music, Power and Liberty
- "Nonkilling Korea: Six Culture Exploration" Published
- Nonkilling Societies Colloquium Reports Available
- Nonkilling Societies Exploratory Colloquium in Montréal
- CGNK at Violence Prevention Alliance meeting in Cape Town
- CGNK Co-Hosts “Protecting Sacred Spaces” Conference in Bangkok, Thailand
- "Nonkilling Geography" Book Released
- New Book "Engineering Nonkilling" Now Available
- Major New Initiative in India – the "Nonkilling India Universities Forum"
- Nonkilling in Oxford University Peace Encylopedia
- "Nonkilling History: Shaping Policy with Lessons from the Past" Now Available
- CGNK Participates in a Workshop on Peacemaking at Leiden University
- New Book Released: "Nonkilling Societies
- Fourth Issue of Nonkilling Working Papers is Now Available
- Nonkilling Korea: Six Culture Exploratory Seminar Held in Seoul
- Guillermo Gaviria in Galtung’s 80th Anniversary Festschrift
- Nonkilling Island Communities Analyzed in Madeira
- WHO Violence Prevention Alliance Meets in Rome
- Second Interdisciplinary Exploratory Seminar on Nonkilling Research Held in Honolulu
- Third Issue of Nonkilling Working Papers is Now Available
- Nonkilling Studies Scientific Network Established
- Global Nonkilling Working Papers Released
- Nonkilling at International Peace Research Conference, Sydney
- Nonkilling Neuroscience Research Colloquium Report Released
- Nonkilling Enters Anthropology Syllabus
- Political Science Does Not kill! A Seminar in Southern Thailand
- Nonkilling Observatory presented at International Relations Research Seminar
- New CGNK publications launched on International Peace Day
- Nonkilling at Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Conference
- Nonkilling Neuroscience Exploratory Colloquium convened by CGNK
- Nonkilling at World Political Science Congress in Chile
- Interdisciplinary Seminar on Nonkilling Research
- Nonkilling Diplomacy Explored in Brazil