The Center for Global Nonkilling (CGNK) in Honolulu and Creighton University’s Asian World Center are co-publishers of the Center’s latest book Nonkilling Security and the State. The book, available at Create Space.com or Amazon.com, includes a selection of 16 chapters prepared mostly by members of the CGNK Security and International Relations Research and Political Science Research committees. A PDF version can be downloaded for free from CGNK's website, http://nonkilling.org/node/18.
Edited by CGNK director Joám Evans Pim, the book includes a foreword by Stephen M. Younger, Ph.D., former head of nuclear weapons research and development, and an introduction by Chaiwat Satha-Anand, Ph.D., director of the Thai Peace Information Centre.
Maorong Jiang, Ph.D., director of the Asian World Center at Creighton, has been a member of the CGNK since 2006 and was recently nominated to be on the Center’s governing council.
With support and leadership of several Nobel Peace Laureates, the Center for Global Nonkilling was established in 1986 to promote change toward the measurable goal of a killing-free world by means open to infinite human creativity. It has 600 academic research members from 300 universities across the world. While attending the book release event at the Center, Jiang presented at the 2013 Hawaii International Conference on Social Studies in Honolulu. The topic of his presentation was “Gandhi and Paige: Two Political Giants and Their Non-violence Politics.”
Photo: Glenda Paige, co-founder of the Center for Global Nonkilling, Joám Evans Pim and Maorong Jiang, Ph.D., director of the Asian World Center at Creighton, presented a copy of the book to Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (center).