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Poetry and Peace/A New Economy
March 1, 2010, 2:23 pm
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I was fortunate to have had a recent article posted in the online journal In Factis Pax, edited by colleague Dale Snauwaert, a professor of education at the University of Toledo. This was a fun research project, sparked by the workshop I did at the International Institutes on Peace Education (IIPE) in Budapest last summer. The article is an analysis of the importance of poetry as a pedagogy of peace. To access this article, go to There are many other articles of interest in the issue.

It is always gratifying to meet new colleagues and I have made a connection with Deen Chatterjee at the University of Utah, professor of philosophy, who is editing a new volume, The Encyclopedia of Global Justice. It will be both in print and online. It will have over 1,000 entries covering a diverse range of topics. Chatterjee’s interests are wide and include some research and writing on the work of Tagore, particularly his philosophy of education. For more information, go to


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Mary Lee, your poetry is inspiring!. Was there a group discussing the use of poetry at the CIPE meeting yesterday?
Maybe a peace poetry reading, a slam? at La Paloma sometime soon?

The conference was wonderful! Your vision becomes more realized with every event.
I’d like to help with the evaluations, if you’d like me to. So much potential in the group you brought together. One metaphor that comes to mind is that we need both trees, with their tap roots, and grass, with their shallow roots.
I’m sure you’ll come back from Cartegna with even more great ideas!

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