Peace for Our Planet: A New Approach (Paperback)
This book tells the story of a new historical dialectic in the world between two parallel processes: constructive and destructive. It traces the growth of a constructive collective consciousness that has delegitimized the root causes of war, including racism, nationalism, religious strife, gender inequality and extremes of wealth and poverty. Those who have profited from these divisive attitudes are bound to take a last stand. Yet, they are fighting a losing battle. Amidst the blinding haze generated by the accelerated collapse of these outworn mindsets and institutions, this book brings into focus the forward march of the constructive process toward peace, and the powerful role each of us can play in its realization.
Dr. Roya Akhavan currently serves as Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Mass Communications, St. Cloud State University. She is an award-winning educator and scholar, whose research has been published in top international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Akhavan's work in the field of mass communication extends into a wide range of related areas, including international affairs, peace studies, gender issues, and spirituality in the 21st century. She is a frequent speaker at national and international forums and radio and television programs. Dr. Akhavan has lived and worked in four different cultures: Persian, American, Japanese, and Chinese. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.