World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements

John Hunter's TED Talk is one of the top 10 of all time
The World Peace Game

The House Joint Resolution proposing the 13th amendment to the Constitution, January 31, 1865; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-1999; General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11; National Archives.



World Peace Game Camp & Teacher Training with John Hunter

August 1-5, 2016
Linus Pauling Middle School 

Using John Hunter’s World Peace Game as an inspiring and challenging analogy, class participants from around the world were led by John Hunter through a series of reflective questions and activities. The week concluded with a showing of the award winning film, World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements and a panel discussion featuring John Hunter, Mary Yates, former ambassador to Burundi and Ghana and Sr. Director for African Affairs in the Obama Administration as well as students and a teacher of the game. The panelists discussed how diplomacy from the World Peace Game meets diplomacy in the real world. You can learn more about the World Peace Game and John Hunter at:

Photos courtesy of Heather Merfeld
John Hunter discussions methods of teaching peace John Hunter discussions methods of teaching peace
Group Shot from the 2015 World Peace Game Teacher Training Program in Corvallis Group Shot from the 2015 World Peace Game Teacher Training Program in Corvallis

 Constitution Day Panel:
What is Free Speech? The First Amendment and the University

Friday, September 16, 2016  10-11:30 a.m.
Memorial Union, room 213: Pan-African Sankofa

Panelists will include:

Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole
Why create an institutional statement on freedom of expression?  Why this statement?  What will it do to advance our social justice commitment?

OSU Free Speech Document

General Counsel Rebecca Gose
As a state entity, OSU is bound by the Free Speech Clauses in both the federal and Oregon Constitution.  How that is applied is complicated and nuanced.  Ms. Gose will give a general overview of the legal framework, as well as discuss the kinds of issues universities are facing today in this arena.

Associate Professor of Political Science Andrew Valls
Free speech is a fundamental feature of a democracy, yet it cannot be absolute.  Freedom of speech is often in tension with other important values and it is often unclear how these tensions should be resolved.  This is certainly true with respect to higher education, where there are tensions between free speech and accountability, assessment, and the need to offer a coherent curriculum, as well as with the requirements of maintaining a mutually respectful and civil environment on campus.

Associate Professor of Philosophy and President of the OSU AAUP Chapter Joseph Orosco

Moderated by Christopher McKnight Nichols, Associate Professor of History & Director of the Citizenship and Crisis Initiative

Sponsored by the Oregon State University Office of Academic Affairs
and the School of History, Philosophy and Religion