Causes and costs of war

The War to End All Wars - chapters 5&6 now available

Chapters 5 and 6 in MAPW’s War to End All Wars series look at the dramatic changes in wars’ direct impacts over the last century, from being primarily on combatants to being primarily  on civilians.  Warfare reached its peak of destructive capacity with the use of nuclear weapons in 1945, and these weapons still threaten nations with mass destruction.

Preventing Conflicts, Ending Wars and Building Peace

Event Date: 
Wed, 22/07/2015 - 10:00 - 11:30
Location: 
Victoria University, Convention Centre, Level 12, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne,

A public discussion featuring Dr José Ramos Horta on Preventing Conflicts, Ending Wars and Building Peace.

MAPW International law and treaties Dr Peter Wigg 2014

A useful short account of how international law is established and how it functions, including an outline of the role of international treaties.

Melissa Parkes: Preventing war: 2015

Melissa Parkes, Federal member for Fremantle, spoke in March, 2015, at an MAPW forum organised by the Western Australian branch on Australia's commemoration of the centenary of World War 1. She described the tendency to romanticise war in this commemoration, and the important alternative of thinking in terms of prevention.

 

Melissa Parkes: Preventing war: 2015

Melissa Parkes, Federal Member for Fremantle, spoke in March, 2015, at an MAPW forum organised by the Western Australian branch on Australia's commemoration of the World War 1 centenary. She described the tendency to romanticise war in this commemoration, and the important alternative of thinking in terms of prevention.

A painting can stop a bullet from being fired! Lecture by artist William Kelly

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:30
Location: 
Brunswick Library, 233 Sydney Road / Cnr Dawson St - enter via Dawson St Brunswick, Melbourne 3056

Bill Kelly is an international artist, human rights advocate and “Creative Fellow” at the State Library of Victoria. He will present a personal perspective on Australian and international artists over the past 100 years whose work and life have addressed the idea of peace rather than war.

MAPW Statement in Commemoration of World War 1

                MAPW  STATEMENT  IN  COMMEMORATION  OF   WORLD  WAR  1

The War to End All Wars - an evening of conversation and music on ANZAC Eve

Event Date: 
Fri, 24/04/2015 - 19:30
Location: 
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Speakers: Peter Cundall, Kellie Merritt & Adam Bandt MP
Music: Melbourne Singers of Gospel, Shaking the Tree & Students from Brunswick Secondary College

Worldwide Reading: Commemorating the centenary of the Armenian Genocide

Event Date: 
Tue, 21/04/2015 - 18:30
Location: 
Athenaeum Library, Level 1 Collins Street, Melbourne

We will read and listen to the poems, songs, essays and novels of writers, artists and

What really happened at Gallipoli? Separating the history from the myth

Event Date: 
Thu, 23/04/2015 - 18:00
Location: 
Clemenger Theatre, National Gallery of Victoria,

Robin Prior, author of Gallipoli: The End of the Myth, and Carolyn Holbrook, author of Anzac: The Unauthorised Biography, will join La Trobe Emeritus Professor and Ideas and Society Convenor Robert Manne in a special Anzac event - “What Really Happened at Gallipoli?

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