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RCAH FORUM ON MALI PEACE GAME

on Friday, 23 January 2015. Posted in News

RCAH FORUM ON MALI PEACE GAME

From Michigan To Mali And Back: Teaching and Learning Lessons Of Peace 

A forum was held on Jan.22nd for MSU students, faculty, and community partners to learn about the recent work of the Mali Study Abroad students and Dean Steve Esquith in Kati, Mali. Future plans for an RCAH Peace Game are in the works. 

Stay tuned for more information on the RCAH Peace Game from Michigan State University! 

 

 

MAKING PEACE IN MALI

on Thursday, 22 January 2015. Posted in Education, News

MAKING PEACE IN MALI

The 46 student players are still hard at work in Ciwara School, striving to create non-violent resolutions to multiple crises, including terrorism, throughout the four fictional sovereignties. The Mali Peace Game commenced to great fanfare in November of this past fall, and will conclude in March. Dean Steve Esquith, of MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH), worked in concert with John, Malian teachers and students, translators, and countless others to adapt this amazing version of the World Peace Game.

 

Mali Peace Game has Launched and is In-Session Now!

on Monday, 08 December 2014. Posted in News

Mali Peace Game has Launched and is In-Session Now!
Updated with more pictures of the game they have built!

Mali Peace Game Commences at Ciwara School in Kati!

After incredible efforts by Professor Steve Esquith, of Michigan State University, the Mali Peace Game began it's inaugural first day in session. There have been several run-throughs of the game, and naturally for everyone involved, growing anticipation for the game's start.  In an email to John today, Steve said that it was a "Great launch".  Inordinate amounts of dedication on the part of the additional organizers, attending teachers, facilitators, and of course, the kids, contributed to the Mali Peace Game's successful kickoff!  

2014 MaliLaunch UN Secretary General convening a special session on terrorism across the four countries in the game

INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS PROMOTED ON "SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY", NOVEMBER 29th!

on Tuesday, 18 November 2014. Posted in Book, News

INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS PROMOTED ON

CELEBRATE "SMALL BUSINESS DAY" WITH JOHN AT STONE SOUP BOOKS IN WAYNESBORO, VA!

John will be featured as the guest author at Stone Soup Books, signing copies of World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements for patrons who are supporting small booksellers locally and nationally. This unique bookstore is an independent book retailer in Waynesboro, VA. The American Booksellers' Association launched a campaign in 2013, known as “Indies First”.  The initiative is a collaborative effort with Indiebound.org, a site for finding and promoting local, independent bookstores.

JAPANESE TRANSLATION OF THE BOOK, WORLD PEACE AND OTHER 4TH GRADE ACHIEVEMENTS IS A GREAT ACCOMPANIMENT TO NHK’S WEBCAST OF JOHN'S TEDTalk

on Monday, 17 November 2014. Posted in Book, Media Coverage, News

JAPANESE TRANSLATION OF THE BOOK,  WORLD PEACE AND OTHER 4TH GRADE ACHIEVEMENTS IS A GREAT ACCOMPANIMENT TO NHK’S WEBCAST OF JOHN'S TEDTalk

"9-Year-Old Challenge! World Peace Game"

                  -John Hunter    

ジョン・ハンター 「9歳が挑戦!世界平和ゲーム」

 

The book, World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements  is now available in Japanese translation. The book, game, and master classes have been gaining interest and demand globally, as evidenced by the publication of the Japanese version. 

Mali Peace Game Construction Complete, Ready For Action!

on Friday, 07 November 2014. Posted in News

Mali Peace Game Construction Complete, Ready For Action!
Updated with more pictures of the game they have built!

MALI PEACE GAME TO LAUNCH NOVEMBER 19TH 

The structure was built with homemade materials. The crisis book was distributed and a simplified version of playing rules given to the students. The game will be played by 46 kids in the 8th and 9th grades, and will be conducted in French. There have been several run-throughs, in preparation for a thrilling Mali Peace Game inaugural commencement.