James Page is new to Webdiary. He teaches in peace and conflict studies and also within teacher education, has taught widely in Australia and overseas, and has served with the UNESCO Secretariat in Paris. Dr Page holds qualifications in humanities, divinity, education, educational anthropology and educational philosophy, and his recent doctoral thesis was recognized with the Award for Outstanding Research by the IER. In James’ first piece for Webdiary, he offers readers the chance of participating in a worldwide study of ordinary people’s views on war and peace.
There probably has never been a time when interest in the idea of global peace has been more widespread. Boston University is currently co-ordinating an on-line international research survey across six continents, looking at social attitudes to peace and war. Within the critical literature there is no shortage of expert opinion on peace and war. Yet this is the first-ever global survey of what ordinary citizens think about peace and war. If you would like to participate, simply click on the Australian flag and follow the prompts.