“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Forum on Arming Campus Police
Click here to read the Center’s perspective on Arming Campus Police!
Check out this Applications in Psychology (PSY478) class offered by Professor Paul Bueno de Mesquita for fall 2013 if you are interested in studying conflict from the perspective of nonviolence reconciliation! Great course for a Fall 2013 elective!
International Nonviolence Summer Institute
June 3rd-14th, 2013
Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation
Earn Level I Certification
Intensive 2-Week Experiential Training of Trainers
Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.
Senior Trainer and Distinguished Scholar in Residence
Big Story from the Center of Nonviolence and Peace Studies
My big idea is to travel the world
Written by communications major Marilyn Soum ’14
During Spring Break, I joined 17 other URI students on a whirlwind trip to Nepal that was as exciting as it was educational. We traveled halfway around the world with URI’s Center of Nonviolence and Peace Studies, to learn techniques for promoting peace, social justice, and transformational change in various settings and contexts. The International Kingian Nonviolence conference was led by URI’s own Psychology Professor Paul Bueno de Mesquita and a URI alumna, social justice advocate, and female rapper who goes by the name Kalyana. The training, and the whole journey, transformed me in ways I never imagined. Click here to read more.
Big Thinker from the Center of Nonviolence and Peace Studies
Eden Kalyanapu ’13
When you hear the word entrepreneur, your first thought might be a business mogul like Richard Branson or Oprah Winfrey. But for Eden Kalyanapu, being an entrepreneur means starting a nonprofit to conduct conflict reconciliation work in developing countries. A winter break trip to Nepal in 2012 provided what Eden described as “a wonderful culture shock” as she explored the ancient culture of the Himalayan region and met its most impoverished residents. Click here to read more.
Gandhi Essay Contest 2013
Congratulations Alex Supron , Winner of 2012-2013 Gandhi Essay Contest!
Also Congratulations to all 21 finalist of 2012-2013 Gandhi Essay Contest!
Lydia Beal St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport
Andrew Binder The Gordon School, Providence
Victoria Boatright St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport
Allie Brennan Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
Casey Gannon Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
Deirdre Irvine St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport
Sydney Jenkins Moses Brown School, Providence
Gwendolyn Kalian Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
Michael Kodua Slater Junior High School, Pawtucket
Andre LoPresti St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport
Aubrianna Majewski St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport
Jessica McDonald Saint Philomena, Portsmouth
Haley Pallock Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
MaryAnn Rompf St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport
Julia Sharma-Mathias Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
Ava Sheldon Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
Meghan Smith Saint Philomena, Portsmouth
Eliana Stein Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
*Alex Supron St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport*
Vanessa Varone Sacred Heart School, East Providence
Ariana Wynn Park View Middle School, Cranston
Click here to view more Gandhi Essay Award ceremony pictures!
Alternative Spring Break 2013
(Click on the picture below to be directed to a picture gallery on Facebook)
Congratulations New Level I Certified Nonviolence Trainers!
The following URI students successfully completed Level I Certification requirements:
Jennifer Barrientos, Vanes Beaubrun, Kayla Buchanan, Dan Perkins, Devlin Healey, Morgan Hemendinger, and Tom Fenton