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Tribal Behaviors Could Destroy Us As A Nation Or They Can Give Us A Path To Peace

We face a serious risk of having tribal behaviors destroy us as a nation. Very few of our instinctive behaviors have more ability to influence our thinking, emotions, and behaviors than the instincts to tribalize and then divide the world into Us and Them based on our tribal alignment. Our instincts to divide the world into Us and Them have the power to do serious...

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World Academy of Arts and Sciences 2017

The World Academy of Arts and Sciences, the world’s only international multi-disciplinary academy, held a meeting in Rome (November 16-18, 2017) with the World University Consortium to discuss the future role of education in the world. The Academy was created by seven Nobel Prize winners, including Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell, and consists of major global thinkers. The two organizations convened a unique gathering of...

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We Need to Stop Damaging Women

We need to collectively and intentionally create a set of expectations for the treatment of women by men and by society in every setting that makes life consistently and appropriately safe, accepting, inclusive, respectful, supportive, and enabling at multiple levels for women. The news media is currently full of stories about men in power doing abusive things to women. It is more than a little...

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The Art of Intergroup Peace

Sun Tzu’s The Art of War Vs. The InterGroup Institute’s The Art of InterGroup Peace

What are the differences between Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and the InterGroup Institute’s The Art of InterGroup Peace? Both books are written to advise leaders how to deal with intergroup situations. The Art of War addresses groups that are in a state of conflict and explains how to win in those conflicted situations. The Art of InterGroup Peace also addresses groups in a...

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Women Have Been Oppressed and Disadvantaged With Great Consistency Back to The Beginning of Recorded History — And Probably Long Before

The Institute for InterGroup Understanding was created to help people understand effective ways of dealing with issues of intergroup anger, conflict and misunderstanding, and to help people move to an intellectually enlightened and ethically supported path of intergroup harmony, trust, support, intentional and effective alliances, intergroup alignments, intentional and successful win/win strategies and outcomes, and ongoing and functionally self sustaining levels of intergroup Peace. We...

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Jihadis and Extremists To Keep Killing Our People

Why Can We Expect Jihadis and Extremists To Keep Killing Our People In Public Settings?

Why do radical jihadis kill and damage people in settings all over the world — and why can we expect individuals and small groups with those basic beliefs to continue to kill people both in those countries and in the United States? We can expect the killings to continue in all of those settings because those killers are exhibiting purely instinctive behaviors at a highly...

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Ethnic Cleansing By Tribe Is The Syrian Core Reality Today — And The Chemical Weapons Use Is Being Done Entirely In That Context

Anyone who does not see how central tribes are to the conflict in Syria is missing the point of that conflict entirely. The conflict in Syria is not political. It is absolutely not ideological. It is clearly not philosophical and it is not even vaguely economic. The conflict is entirely, purely, clearly, and obviously tribal. Anyone who looks at that situation and does not understand...

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Dr. Beebe’s New Book Illustrates The Importance of Helping Kids In The First Months of Life

Dr. Beatrice Beebe and her team of researchers from Columbia University have written an amazing book that looks at the powerful and life changing impacts of mother-infant interactions in the first weeks and first months of life. Her book uses dozens of drawings done from video recordings of mother-child interactions taken at roughly 100 days old for each child, and shows how those mother-child interactions...

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We Need Everyone To Understand The Impact of The First Weeks and First Months Of Life For Each Child

The attached Huffington Post piece that just ran explains the epigenetic reasons why the first three months of life are so important for every child born in America. We have new and important information about the huge impact of the first weeks and first months of life for every child — and now that we have that information and that knowledge — we need to share it...

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Not Teaching Parents About Early Brain Development Is A Massive and Damaging Public Health Failure

The biggest single public health deficit and failure in America today is the fact that almost no parents of newborn children have been told or taught that they can improve their child’s learning abilities significantly by exercising their baby’s brain in the first three years of life. The basic biological science on that issue is absolutely clear — and almost no one is sharing that...

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