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2021 | USA | 90 MIN


An exploration of the remarkable friendship between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, two men whose resistance against adversity has marked our modern history.

Academy Award®-winning director Louie Psihoyos teams up with co-director Peggy Callahan on MISSION: JOY – FINDING HAPPINESS IN TROUBLED TIMES, a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them. They offer neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite circumstances.

Inspired by New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, the film showcases the exchange between these two Nobel Peace Prize winners that led to that book. Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot over 5 days at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, the film invites viewers to join these luminaries behind the scenes as they recount stories from their lives, each having lived through periods of incredible difficulty and strife. With genuine affection, mutual respect and a healthy dose of teasing, these unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from lived experience, ancient traditions, and the latest cutting-edge science regarding how to live with joy in the face of all of life’s challenges from the extraordinary to the mundane. MISSION: JOY is an antidote for the times.

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Global Governance for the 21st Century

"The world is a thousand times more integrated today than half a century ago. The costs of non-cooperation are much higher today."

– Augusto Lopez-Claros, former Director, Global Indicators Group, World Bank and Senior Fellow, the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

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Vital Interests addresses today’s foreign policy challenges and how the next President of the United States should consider them. From nuclear policy to military strategy, from trade agreements to statecraft, the weekly online publication spotlights the choices and what is at stake in the 2020 election. 






Are we approaching a war with China? by Global Truths (Global Directions)

Global Truths with Dr Keith Suter

The ground-breaking defence pact between the US, UK, and Australia, shocked the world with its announcement. But what does AUKUS really mean? Who does it put Australia up against? And is it paving the way for a new cold war with China? Dr Keith Suter answers this and more as he breaks down the agreement and the implications it holds.


Concept Paper for a National Anti-Racism Framework

Australian Human Rights Commission

March 2021

The Institute for Economics and Peace Briefing Series

Changing Perceptions in a Changing Climate

October 2021



Multicultural NSW

“Our NSW Population”


NEW BOOK 2022: Activating Cultural and Social Change: The Pedagogies of Human Rights, edited by Baden Offord, Fleay, Hartley, Woldeyes and Chan (London: Routledge)

In this thought-provoking book, a diverse range of educators, activists, academics, and community advocates provide theoretical and practical ways of activating our knowledge and understanding of how to build a human rights culture.

Addressing approaches and applications to human rights within current socio-cultural, political, socio-legal, environmental, educational, and global contexts, these chapters explore tensions, contradictions, and complexities within human rights education. The book establishes cultural and educational practices as intrinsically linked to human rights consciousness and social justice, showing how signature pedagogies used by human rights practitioners can be intellectual, creative, or a combination of both. Across three sections, the book discusses ways of bringing about holistic, relevant, and compelling approaches for challenging and understanding structures of power, which have become a global system, while also suggesting a move from abstract human rights principles, declarations, and instruments to meaningful changes that do not dehumanise and distance us from intrinsic and extrinsic oppressions, denial of identity and community, and other forms of human rights abuse.

Offering new critical cultural studies approaches on how a human rights consciousness arises and is practised, this book will be of great interest to scholars and students of cultural studies, education studies, critical sociology, human rights education, and human rights studies.

There is an enormous literature on European and world federalism and related topics. An up-to-date review of recent books in this area may be found at the Citizens for Global Solutions website, edited by Ron Glossop. A recent publication by Leinen and Bummel listed below gives a detailed and up-to-date account of the world federalist movement in general, and the campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly in particular. A longer list of books and articles which may be of interest can be found at the WCAA website.

A few of the many books discussing these ideas include:


H.G. Wells, 'The Shape of Things to Come' (Corgi, London, 1974)

Clarence K. Streit, 'Union Now' (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1939)

Wendell L. Willkie, 'One World' (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1943)

Emery Reves, 'The Anatomy of Peace' (Harper, New York, 1945)

Grenville Clark and Louis Sohn, 'World Peace through World Law' (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1966)

R.W.G. Mackay, 'Towards a United States of Europe' (Hutchinson, 1968)

J.P. Baratta, 'Strengthening the United Nations: A Bibliography on U.N. Reform and World Federalism' (Greenwood, Westport, 1987)

Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel, 'A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the     21st Century' (Democracy Without Borders, Berlin, 2018)


World Order Models Project (WOMP)

S. Mendlowitz (ed.), 'On the Creation of a Just World Order: Preferred Worlds for the 1990s' (Free Press, New York, 1975)

Johan Galtung, 'The True Worlds' (Free Press, New York, 1980)

Richard Falk, 'A Study of Future Worlds' (Free Press, New York, 1982)

R.A. Falk, S.S. Kim and S.H. Mendlovitz (eds.), 'Towards a Just World Order' (Westview Press, Boulder, 1982)


K. Suter, 'A New International Order’ (WAWF, 1981)

J. Baratta, 'The International History of the World Federalist Movement' (Peace and Change 14, 372 (1989)

Francis Fukuyama, 'The End of History and the Last Man' (Penguin, 1992)

R. Glossop,‘World Federation? A Critical Analysis of Federal World

            Government' (McFarland & Co., 1993)

D. Held, 'Democracy and the Global Order' (Polity Press, 1995)

S.P. Huntington, 'The Clash of Civilizations' (Simon & Schuster, 1996).

C. Hamer, 'A Global Parliament: Principles of World Federation' (, 1998)

R. Falk and A. Strauss, 'A Global Parliament: Essays and Articles' (, 2011)


History of the Nuclear Disarmament Movement

L.S. Wittner,

  • 'One World or None: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement through 1953' (Stanford UP, 1993);

  • 'Resisting the Bomb: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmamemt Movement 1954-1970' (Stanford UP, 1999);

  • 'Toward Nuclear Abolition: A history of the World Disarmament Movement: 1971-Present' (Stanford UP, 2003)

L.S. Wittner, 'Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear

            Disarmament Movement' (Stanford UP, 2009)

More suggested reading courtesy of Steve Killelea:

  • The Moral Imagination by John Paul Lederach

  • Why Civil Resistance Works by Erica Chenoweth an Maria Stephan

  • Do No Harm by Mary Anderson

  • Obstacles to Peacebuilding (Global Institutions) by Graciana del Castillo

  • The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding (Cambridge Studies in International Relations) by Séverine Autesserre

  • Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design (National and Ethnic Conflict in the 21st Century) by Alan J. Kuperman 

  • Painting Peace: Art in a Time of Global Crisis by Kazuaki Tanahashi

  • Global Security in the Twenty-First Century: The Quest for Power and the Search for Peace by Sean Kay

  • The Fog of Peace: The Human Face of Conflict Resolution by Gabrielle Rifkind

  • Positive Peace in Schools: Tackling Conflict and Creating a Culture of Peace in the Classroom by Hilary Cremin

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