Aired: November 13, 2010

Will There Ever Be Peace On Earth?

Give peace a chance.  Teaching kids about peace might be just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Elavie Ndura-Ouedraogo (George Mason University) believes peace-building should be a part of school curricula and is using her country of Burundi to show how such programs can work.  Also featured: A game that encourages students to change the world.  Elementary school teacher John Hunter has created what he calls his “World Peace Game,” and it asks students to solve everything from oil spills to insurgencies and border disagreements.  With Good Reason visits a class.  And also featured: Refugees founded this country, but historically America has had a complicated relationship with its refugee population.  The Displaced Persons Act of 1948 codified our commitment to help refugee populations – from Cuba, Vietnam, and elsewhere.  But since then, David Haines (George Mason University) says, the American people have been both generous in their welcome but at times also disinterested and hostile.  Haines has three decades of experience in refugee research and policy and is the author of a new book, Safe Haven?


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