Topics: Violence and Waging Peace in a MAD Gun World
On this episode of Solutions News, we are thrilled to welcome Rick Wyman of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, to help us tackle issues around violence, and alternatively how to wage peace. Our topics include violence at the state level, including a discussion on avoiding the Mutually Assured Destruction of escalating nuclear risks, and we also investigate solutions that thwart violence in our communities now that our kids now have “duck & cover” drills to prepare against a school shooter. After the interview with Rick Wyman and some didyaknows, we discuss the practice of “waging peace” in our own minds, in our families, in our civil discourse, in our international relations… because only by reframing the conversation can we move the needle on violence and regain the state of tranquility. The true definition of peace is NOT the absence of violence, but the active pursuit of harmony between nations, in society, in our homes and with the biosphere.
Rick Wayman is Deputy Director of the Santa Barbara-based Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He will be taking over as CEO of the Foundation in January 2020. Rick is a graduate of Marquette University’s College of Business Administration and has a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management and Political Advocacy from the School for International Training.
Rick played a leading role in advancing the lawsuits filed by the Republic of the Marshall Islands against all nine nuclear-armed nations at the International Court of Justice and against the United States in U.S. Federal Court. He also participated in the negotiations at the United Nations in 2017 that led to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and a Nobel Peace Prize for ICAN.
His writing has been published in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal.