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Planning Your Career in Peacemaking

  • Author(s): Reynolds, Akie
  • et al.

From the introduction:

For over ten years now, I have been working in the Career Services Center of the University of California, Santa Cruz. My duties include attempting to give advice and practical help to a growing number of students who come to me with this problem: "Just how do I apply my own commitment to peace, my classroom knowledge, my desire to contribute to peacemaking, to the realities of the working world? In a word, "How can I work for peace, and make a living at it?" Gradually I have taken upon myself the task of trying to answer this most challenging question. I began by gathering information on a number of organizations that are working to create conditions and mechanisms, at the international level, for reducing conflicts, solving problems, and developing understanding. I was encouraged by the fact that there already exists a number of helpful publications in this area. Following this, in this pamphlet, I have tried to define specific fields of a peacemaking career, and to recognize a group of people who are dedicated practitioners. I have tried to assemble information that might be useful to students who, already realizing the need for a world of peace, want to put their dreams into action, and become practical peacemakers.

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