Stories of Peace: After the oil spill

The Sustaining Peace Project seeks to learn from societies that have managed to sustain peace for decades, such as Mauritius. Teenaotee discusses a recent response to an oil spill by the island. Film by Nikhil Shibnauth.

Stories of Peace: Moving past political divides

What does it take to live in peace? The Sustaining Peace Project is learning with countries which have sustained peace for decades, such as Mauritius, and seeking stories of everyday peace. Shrishty tells a story of moving past political divides. Film by Nikhil Shibnauth


Word differences in news media of lower and higher peace countries revealed by natural language processing and machine learning

Larry S. Liebovitch, William Powers, Lin Shi, Allegra Chen-Carrel, Philippe Loustaunau, Peter T. Coleman

Could ‘Peace Speech’ Save the Planet?

Key, Lindsay. Published in State of the Planet on January 5, 2022.

Peace is more than war's absence, and new research explains how to build it

Coleman, P.T., Chen-Carrel, A., & Steuber, V. Published in Scientific American on December 2, 2021.

Peace Speech can build, sustain peacefulness.

P.T. Coleman & A. Chen-Carrel (2021). Published in The Peace Journalist in October, 2021.

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What Can We Learn from the World’s Most Peaceful Societies?

Coleman, P.T. & Fry, D.P. Published in Greater Good Magazine on June 7th, 2021.

This anthropologist explains how humanity can realistically end war — forever

Short, A. Published in Alternet on April 8, 2021.

Existing Peace Systems Demonstrate Peaceful Intergroup and International Relationships Are Possible

Published in Peace Science Digest on April 5, 2021.

What does it take to live in peace?

A report on lessons from Mauritius

Que faut-il pour vivre en paix?

Un rapport sur les lecons tirees a partir du cas de l'ile Maurice

Societies within peace systems avoid war and build positive intergroup relationships

D. P. Fry, G. Souillac, L. S. Liebovitch, P. T. Coleman, K. Agan, E. Nicholson-Cox, D. Mason, F. Palma Gomez & S. Strauss (2021). Humanities and Social Sciences Communications

How to live in peace? Mapping the science of sustaining peace: A progress report

Coleman, P. T., Fisher, J., Fry, D. P., Liebovitch, L. S., Chen-Carrel, A., & Souillac, G. (2020). American Psychologist.

Taking Complex Systems Seriously: Visualizing and Modeling the Dynamics of Sustainable Peace

Coleman, P.T., Liebovitch, L.S., Fisher J. (2019). Global Policy Journal.

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Complexity analysis of sustainable peace: mathematical models and data science measurements

Liebovitch, L.S., Coleman, P.T., Bechhofer, A, Colon, C, Donahue, J, Eisenbach, C, Guzmán-Vargas, L, Jacobs, D, Khan, A, Li, C, Maksumov, D. (2019). New Journal of Physics.

Approaches to Understanding Sustainable Peace: Qualitative Causal Loop Diagrams and Quantitative Mathematical Models

Liebovitch, L. S., Coleman, P. T., Fisher, J. (2019). American Behavioral Scientist.

Modeling the Dynamics of Sustainable Peace

Liebovitch, L. S., Coleman, P. T., Futran, D., Lee, D., Lichter, T., Burgess, N. & Ripla, C. C. (2018). In Mathematical Modeling of Social Relationships (pp. 147-159). Springer, Cham.

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Half the peace: The fear challenge and the case for promoting peace.

Coleman, P. T. (2018). Published in Courier on August 26, 2018.

Costa Rica: Choosing a path to peace.

Coleman, P. T., and Donahue, J. (2018). Published in the IPI Global Observatory on September 7, 2018.

Half the peace: The fear challenge and the case for promoting peace.

Coleman, P. T. (2018). Published in IPI Global Observatory on March 19, 2018.

The Science of Sustaining Peace: What the UN should learn about peaceful societies.

Coleman, P. T., Fry, D. P., Liebovitch, L. S., Donahue, J., Fisher, J., Fisher- Yoshida, B., Vandenbroeck, P. (2018). Psychology Today.

Understanding Peace to Build Peace and Understanding: TC’s Peter T. Coleman is leading a Manhattan Project-like effort to understand how peaceful societies get and stay that way.

Levine, J. (2018). Teachers College Newsroom

Identifying What Makes Peace Sustainable: Q&A with the AC4 team at Columbia University.

Ashraf, S. (2018). IPI Global Observatory.

What Does Empirical Research Tell Us about Sustaining Peace?

International Peace Institute (2017). International Peace Institute.

Realizing Sustainable Peace: Expert survey report

Mazzaro, K., Coleman, P.T., Fisher-Yoshida, B., Fisher, J., Fry, D.P., Liebovitch, L.S., Ortiz, S., Aguilar, D., & Vandenbroeck, P. (2015). The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity.

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A vision for peace in America.

Coleman, P. T. (2015). Editorial opinion published in The Huffington Post and Psychology Today December 7, 2015.

The beginning of peace?

Coleman, P. T. and Mazzaro, K. (2013). Editorial opinion published in The Huffington Post and Psychology Today November 27, 2013.

The Missing Piece in Sustainable Peace: What we need to make peace last.

Coleman, P.T. (2012). Psychology Today.

Beyond War: The Human Potential for Peace

Fry, D. P. (2007). Oxford University press

Causal Loop Diagram

Here you can download a copy of our current causal loop diagram

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