Resources

On this page you will find several resources to help you learn more about peace engineering. These resources include presentations, books/publications, programs offered at several universities, and articles from around the web. As we encounter new material, we will post it here.

Videos

What is Peace Engineering? An introduction to Responsible Engineering for Peace. Co-Directors Mark Nelson and Margarita Quihuis of the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford define peace engineering and peace innovation and why it is important to reimagine the future of engineering. 

TEDxMileHigh – Bernard Amadei – Technology with Soul. What is your personal mission statement? Bernard Amadei implores us to be compassionate as he tells the story of “Technology with Soul.” Organizations like Engineers Without Borders, which he founded, have driven huge positive results globally by combining technology with compassion.

 

Books/Publications

Peace Engineering: When Personal Values and Engineering Careers Converge. Edited by: P. Aarne Vesilind and and W. Richard Bowen. 
“The absence of conflict is a necessary but not sufficient condition for peace. Peace is additionally characterized by relationships between individuals, and social groupings of all sizes, based on honesty, fairness, openness and goodwill. That is, peace requires justice. Conversely, war results from injustice. Therein lies a great opportunity for engineers, for they have at their disposal the knowledge and practical skills to ameliorate the many forms of material injustice that are the root causes of most violent conflicts”. You can find this amazing book on Amazon! Click on the image to learn more.

Global Engineer: IFEES-GEDC April 2018 Bulletin 
In the April issue, we explore various engineering education initiatives throughout Africa, look at the importance of engineering in economic development in the Gulf and hear from rectors in Ecuador about engineering education in Latin America. We also share the latest news from our communities and more. Click on the image to read the bulletin.

Engineering ethics in practice: a guide for engineers published by The Royal Academy of Engineering, is a guide addressed to the professional engineering community, with several real life case studies. The guide seeks to provide engineers with guidance in identifying ethical issues in their professional lives and responding to them. Click on the image to read the publication.

Engineering a Better World: Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals published by The Royal Academy of Engineering, is a collection of articles about how to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Click on the image to read the publication.

Charter of Digital Fundamental Rights of the European Union: “THIS PROPOSAL for a Digital Charter owes its inception to the conviction that action must now follow from the debates about fundamental rights in the digital age. It is our aim to strengthen and consolidate the existing fundamental rights.” Click on the image to learn more.

Culture of Peace – A contribution to UNESCO’s Educational Mission: Building Peace in the Minds of Men and Women: “When we look at our present world, we wonder whether people have learned nothing from the barbarism and misery of the two world wars. The simplest answer would be to point out the basic aggressive potential in humans. But it is not that simple. There has been hatred and envy, confrontations and wars since people have existed. Only weapons have changed that are used to strike each other. But there was also mutual understanding, compromises and peace agreements.” Click on the image to learn more

Revista Contacto: Edición No. 12, ‘Ingeniería para la paz’ (Contacto Magazine: 12th ed. ‘Peace Engineering’) published by La Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de los Andes, contains several articles about peace engineering in Colombia. This publication is in Spanish. You can read the publication by clicking on the link below.

https://ingenieria.uniandes.edu.co/Documents/contacto_completa_dp.pdf

 

Peace Engineering University Programs

The Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford — a global community consisting of thought leaders from the fields of behavior design, innovation, persuasive and social technologies and finance — increases positive peace via real world intervention as well as urban-scale innovations.

Peace Engineering is the nation’s first program dedicated to preventing and reducing violent conflict through education and research that integrates innovative technologies, approaches, and policies with the studies and practices of peacebuilders. This new program was created in collaboration with PeaceTech Lab, an NGO headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Designed for engineering students interested in becoming responsible critics of contemporary societies and effective agents for positive social transformations. The study options lead to B.S. degrees in any Engineering field (i.e. civil, computer, electrical or mechanical) and a minor in Justice and Peace Studies.

Web Articles

What is the Chair of Peace? by John Armstrong, is an article that describes the origin, characteristics, and activities of the Chair of Peace. The Chair of Peace in Colombia and around the world. You can read the article by clicking on the link below. 

https://www.lifepersona.com/what-is-the-chair-of-peace

PowerPoint Presentations

How can we use wireless communications systems for peace engineering? In this PowerPoint presentation, Alex Lightman, Chief Technology Officer at Fortune Nest Corporation, and Dr. Kamil Agi, President-CEO at K&A Wireless, LLC, answer this question and analyze the challenges faced at a world wide scale. This presentation was part of the ISTEC General Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on May 19, 2011.