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The website of the Westmorland General Meeting 'Preparing for Peace' initiative    

 Lectures

This initiative is based on a series of public lectures and gifted papers by experts in the fields of military history, international relations, peace-keeping and policy analysis; experts on the humanitarian, environmental and economic costs of armed conflict. 

These lectures and papers are being compiled into a single publication, to be given to decision makers at all levels of world politics, with particular emphasis on The UN and its specialist agencies. We hope this publication will become a tool for engagement, discussion, analysis and change.

Click on the author's name below for a brief biographical note, or click on the lecture title for the full text of the lecture.

Author: General Sir Hugh Beach
Lecture: Is war successful in achieving its objects?
     Is war successful in achieving its objects? (pdf file 16pp 78kb)
   
Author: Dr Scilla Elworthy
Lecture: How wars could be prevented: Friends' contribution to policy change
     How wars could be prevented: Friends' contribution to policy change. (pdf file 16p 110kb)
   
Author: Professor Beatrice Heuser
Lecture: Is war succesful in achieving its objects?
  Is war succesful in achieving its objects? (Pdf version of paper)
    
Author: Professor Sir Michael Howard
Lecture: RUSI lecture:  War against terrorism
  RUSI lecture:  War against terrorism (Pdf version of paper)
    
Author: Professor Sir Joseph Rotblatt
Lecture: The quest for global peace
  The quest for global peace (Pdf version of paper)
                            
Author: Professor Robert A Hinde
Paper: Why are people willing to go to war ?
  Why are people willing to go to war? (Pdf version of paper)
                
Author: Imam Dr Abdul Jalil Sajid
Lecture: Islam and ethics of war and peace
  Islam and ethics of war and peace (Pdf version of paper)
                  
Author:  Stephen Castles 
Lecture: Environmental change and forced migration
  Environmental change and forced migration (Pdf version of paper)
           
Author: Sir Samuel Brittan
Paper: The ethics and economics of the arms trade
  The ethics and economics of the arms trade (Pdf version of paper)
       
Author:  Dr Paul Grossrieder
Lecture: The human costs of war
  The human costs of war (Pdf version of paper)
                
Author: Professor Paul Rogers
Lecture: The environmental costs of war
  The environmental costs of war (Pdf version of paper)
                    
Author:

Professor Hew Strachan

Lecture: Can war be controlled and contained?
  Can war be controlled and contained? (Pdf version of paper)
                    
Author: Paul Wilkinson
Lecture: Terrorism: Implications for World Peace
  Terrorism: Implications for World Peace (Pdf version of paper)
                    
Author: M S Swaminathan
Paper: Peace Dividend:  Pathway to achieving UN Millennium Goals
  Peace Dividend:  Pathway to achieving UN Millennium Goals (Pdf version of paper)
           
Author: Dr Christopher Williams and Lee Yun Joo
Paper: The minds of leaders: de-linking war and violence
  The minds of leaders: de-linking war and violence (Pdf version of paper)
          
Author: Sir Crispin Tickell
Paper: The UN  and the Future of Global Governance
  The UN  and the Future of Global Governance (Pdf version of paper)
           
Author: Brian Walker
Lecture A Quaker's View of 21st Century War
A Quaker's View of 21st Century War   (Pdf version of paper)
   
Author Professor John Cairns Jnr.
Paper War and Sustainability
  War and Sustainability   (Pdf version of paper)
   
Author Judge Richard Goldstone
Lecture Prosecuting War criminals (Pdf version of paper)
Lecture Prosecuting War criminals (Pdf version of paper)

Texts are published on the Website and may differ in some form and content from the final publication. The Pdf version has been prepared to enable easy distribution as handouts.
Lectures are being formed into teachers’ packs for our education programme.

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