TED Talk, "Teaching With the World Peace Game" to Be Featured On Japanese Public TV Show
John's TED2011 Talk will be aired on NHK, which is Japan's equivalent of BBC. It will be featured on SuperPresentation, a NHK program which presents the top TED Talks (John Hunter was selected as one of the "2014 All-Star 50+ Favorite TED Speakers"). The episode, Teaching with the World Peace Game will be televised throughout Japan in November 2014.
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!
UN Secretary General convening a special session on terrorism across the four countries in the game
John and the World Peace Game Foundation will be conducting a Masters Class and Camp in Vienna, Austria in April 2015. John and Chris traveled to Emmersdorf, Austria in April of 2014, where the event was hosted by GLOBArt this past spring. The Master Classes attendees will be a globally diverse group of educators.
REGISTRATIONS OPEN JANUARY 1ST FOR THIS YEAR'S MASTERS CLASSES AND GAME CAMPS.
15,000 copies of World peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements just released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in paperback!
John Hunter has been teaching the World Peace Game for over 30 years. He has traveled extensively at home and abroad, teaching the game to both children and educators. In his book, World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements,John offers insights into conflict resolution and collective problem-solving and shares many of his amazing experiences from over the years.
World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements book has just been translated into Japanese! The book is also under contract to be translated and released soon in yet another language, spreading the message to even farther global reaches. Standbye for updates on the film and game's growing outreach.
As usual, John has "gathered no moss" this year, having traveled exhaustively to engagements, ongoing project meetings, and all of the other innumerable appearances he makes. As John describes his past 9 months' itinerary, "John's Planet Walk". Here's how his calender looked:
The World Peace Game Foundation wishes to recognize some of the many universities and colleges where John has made appearances, and have demonstrated genuine interest in the mission of The World Peace Game.
Brown University - The Art of Peace Conference in Ottawa -contact Nisha Shah & James Derian
Harvard - Law and Graduate Ed School's Askwith Forum + Program on Negotiation - Andy Rotherham & (PON Susan Hackley)
University of Houston -Robert McPherson
Georgetown University -contact Douglas S. Reed - Associate Professor, Department of Government
University of Virginia -Darden Business School Fellowship
Michigan State University -Steve Esquith
Oregon State University -Linus Pauling Speaker -Ben Mutchler
Kent State Stark Campus -contact Francine Martineau
Kennesaw State University -contact Tom Pynn
Board Advisor - Mike Mallory
As President of the Ron Brown Scholar Fund, and Executive Director of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, Michael Mallory continues to demonstrate a profound commitment to increasing educational opportunities for young people. Since 1996 he has been instrumental in shaping a distinguished program named in honor of Ron Brown, former Secretary of Commerce. This program not only awards $40,000 college scholarships to academically talented African American students, but also creates a life long network of outstanding black leaders committed to community and national service.
Before joining the CAP Foundation, Mr. Mallory was Assistant Dean of Admissions at the University of Virginia where he earned a B.S. in Science Education (1980) and a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision (1986). As the University’s Director of Minority Recruitment, he received national recognition for increasing the recruiting, retention and graduation rates of African American students. He initiated the Black Alumni Reunion, an event that has fostered close ties among alumni and increased giving to the University.
Mr. Mallory was a classroom teacher in the Albemarle County public schools before returning to UVa as an assistant coach and academic advisor to the men’s basketball team. He went on to found the Walter N. Ridley Scholarship Program at UVa, serve on a number of University committees and receive the 1996 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Mr. Mallory’s dedication to increasing opportunities for young people is evident through his work on numerous boards including Urban Vision, the Paramount Theatre Foundation, the National Scholarship Providers Association and the Board of Trustees of the College Foundation of the University of Virginia.
Board Advisor - Gloria Peña Rockhold
Gloria Peña Rockhold is the Community Engagement Manager for the Albemarle County Public School system, which serves 13,100 students in 26 schools covering 726 square miles. Her responsibilities include promoting the active engagement of the county’s diverse communities in K-12 education, while ensuring the delivery of high quality educational services to all residents. Her particular focus is on the rapidly growing Hispanic community in Albemarle County. Most recently, Gloria coordinated a 7 week summer maker academy for students living in the Southwood community and began an after school maker program. A consistent component of her work is the inclusion and engagement of families in the educational conversation. She works closely with diversity resource teachers in each school to develop programs and special events that bring parents into the schools as active participants in their child’s education.
In addition to her position with Albemarle County Public Schools, Gloria is the executive board chair of Creciendo Juntos, a service organization for the Hispanic community; a board member of the Charlottesville Free Clinic, Habitat for Humanity and the Citizens Action Committee for the Office of the Public Defender. She also is a graduate of Leadership Charlottesville. Prior to her current position, Gloria served as a multi-cultural mental health counselor at Albemarle High School. She holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Foundations in Education from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree in Multi-Cultural Mental Health Counseling from the American University of Prof. Psychology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Louisiana State University. Gloria was born in Asuncion, Paraguay and formerly lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Board Advisor - Gerry Gorman
Gerry Gorman has worked as a professional engineer, engineering manager, and business development executive for a number of computer controls and technology companies. Today, he owns the company, Emergency Message Controls. A student of meditation for over 35 years, Gerry studied with two of the most respected mystics of our time
Special Events Coordinator
Jacqueline Dugery comes to the WPG Foundation with 20+ years working in the nonprofit and foundation fields. Most recently she co-founded the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Charlottesville, Virginia and oversaw national research initiatives for the Pew Partnership for Civic Change. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and has a master's degree from New York University.
Engagement Manager - Mary Kang Prior
Mary has worn many hats, coming to The World Peace Game Foundation with varied career experiences. Most recently, she owned and operated a mortgage brokerage, consulting with several large, wholesale financial institutions.
Previous to that, Mary "flew the friendly skies" as a flight attendant with United Airlines. She studied French, German, and Spanish languages for many years. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Ohio University.
THE WORLD PEACE GAME FOUNDATION WOULD TO EXPRESS SPECIAL THANKS TO MARIA AND JOHN KLUGE FOR THEIR DEDICATED AND ENTHUSIASTIC WORK TOWARD THE MAKING OF PEACE.
Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar, and his wife Pam, are active philanthropists guided by a common set of values – a deeply rooted belief in humanity, and a conviction that the world thrives when we prioritize treating others with compassion, dignity, and a respect for diversity. Working across many sectors and geographies, the Omidyars have contributed more than $1 billion to causes ranging from economic advancement for the underserved and human rights to technology for improving kids' health and sustainable solutions for their home state of Hawaii. To fulfill their mission Pierre and Pam created four organizations: HopeLab, Humanity United, Omidyar Network, and Ulupono Initiative. While each organization across The Omidyar Group has a specific focus, they are united in that they all aim to create opportunities for people to improve their quality of life.