IPB Reflects on 200+ Years of Peace Movements


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IPB presented a two-part webinar series to explore the past two centuries of peace movement activities, including the role of the IPB, which was founded in 1891.

Further resources:

Presentation 1815-1914

Presentation 1915-1949

Presentation 1949-1990

Types of Peace Organizations

Timeline 1990-2020

IPB Programs Highlight 1990-2020

Peace Campaigning Recipe

Further Reading Recommendations

In the first session, speakers Guido Grünewald and David Cortright discussed the peace movement of the 19th century and early 20th century, leading up to the First World War. Special attention was given to the role of the IPB prior to, during, and upon the conclusion of World War I. The presentation then turned to the interwar period, the Second World War, and the years immediately following the war.

In the second session, Colin Archer and Reiner Braun outlined the developments in the peace movement during the Cold War period with video contributions from activists who were involved in protests in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s in different countries. The webinar continued with the post-Cold War adaptation of the peace movement and present the modern context in which peace movements operate.

Both webinars presented opportunities for questions and comments from the participants.

Part 1: 1815-1949 | Tuesday, June 9, 5-6:30pm CEST

  • Guido Grünewald, Author & Historian
  • David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
  • Moderated by Amela Skiljan, IPB Coordinator

Part 2: 1949-present | Tuesday, June 16, 5-6:30pm CEST

  • Colin Archer, Former General Secretary of IPB
  • Reiner Braun, Executive Director of IPB
  • Featuring video contributions from:
  • Bruce Kent, former General Secretary of CND
  • Arielle Denis, former ICAN Campaign Director for Europe
  • Paul Walker, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)
  • Kate Hudson, General Secretary of CND
  • Moderated by Arielle Denis.