Episode 25

Teaching Nonkilling, Peace, and Love w/ Roland Joseph

In this episode, host Lillian Koizumi talks with Dr. Roland Joseph, a member of the “Nonkilling Security & International Relations Research Committee” at the Center for Global Nonkilling. In their dialogue, Dr. Joseph talks about the importance of peace education and promoting nonkilling, the aspects of Daisaku Ikeda’s peace philosophy that inspire him, what it would look like to teach children love instead of war, as well as what gives him hope at this time. 

Dr. Joseph has been deeply influenced by Dr. Glenn D. Paige, a friend of Daisaku Ikeda, who coined the concept of the nonkilling paradigm in his seminal book Nonkilling Global Political Science. His doctoral research focused on the transformative experiences of scholars and activists promoting nonkilling political science to anti-nuclear weapon activists and realists. As a Haitian living in Massachusetts, Dr. Joseph has initiated nuclear disarmament education within the Haitian community with the collaboration of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security (CPDCS). He also launched a campaign for peace in Haiti, including a working group on peace education with professors and students from the Université Publique du Sud-Est à Jacmel (UPSEJ), supported by the International Peace Bureau (IPB). Roland holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Institut Supérieur des Sciences Économiques, Politiques et Juridiques (ISSEPJ) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from UMass Lowell, and a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a concentration in Global Conflict from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Dr. Joseph has been a good friend of the Center since 2018, following his participation in a Dialogue Nights event on nuclear weapons. 

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