ERIC Number: ED248816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
To Establish the United States Academy of Peace. Report of the Commission on Proposals for the National Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution to the President of the United States and the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States Congress.
Commission on Proposals for the National Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution.
The final report of the Commission on Proposals for the National Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution is presented. The Commission recommends that the federal government establish the United States Academy of Peace. After discussing the timeliness of U.S. leadership in international peace education and research through the proposed federal peace institution, the Commission's legislative mandate and process are outlined. The need for the academy is considered with attention to peace and conflict concepts, the dangers from violent escalation of international conflicts, the nation's heritage of peace and violence, and the importance of a range of peacemaking options. The nation's international peace activities are considered within the context of the three basic societal sectors--government, private enterprise, and voluntary associations. The processes of negotiation, mediation, and conciliation are also addressed. In addition to defining the field of peace learning, the work of three branches of peace research are described. The proposed design for the Academy of Peace is covered, along with the major findings and conclusions of the Commission. Appendices include draft legislation for the academy, the text of Title XV--Part B of Public Law 95-561, establishing the Commission, and information on Commission activities and participants. (SW)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agency Role, Conflict Resolution, Federal Government, Higher Education, International Education, International Relations, Peace, Research
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Proposals for the National Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution.