26 episodes

Curious as to what it is about the human condition that makes the notion of peace so appealing yet so excruciatingly elusive? Join former federal prosecutor and public defender, author, and peacebuilder Colette Rausch and her guests as they explore insights into the link between neuroscience and peacebuilding, as well as approaches to transform societal divisions and cycles of violence. Every episode will inform and entertain as we explore the intersection of the human brain, psyche and obstacles and opportunities to forging a lasting peace.

Think Peace Podcast: Where Peace Crosses the Mind Think Peace Podcast

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Curious as to what it is about the human condition that makes the notion of peace so appealing yet so excruciatingly elusive? Join former federal prosecutor and public defender, author, and peacebuilder Colette Rausch and her guests as they explore insights into the link between neuroscience and peacebuilding, as well as approaches to transform societal divisions and cycles of violence. Every episode will inform and entertain as we explore the intersection of the human brain, psyche and obstacles and opportunities to forging a lasting peace.

    ReThinking Peace | Steve Killelea | Episode 25

    ReThinking Peace | Steve Killelea | Episode 25

    To foster peace, one must look at it holistically. This involves looking at the attitudes, institutions, and structures required to create and sustain peaceful societies and analyzing the obstacles that hinder pathways towards these peaceful societies. In the final episode of Season 1 of the Think Peace Podcast, host Colette Rausch is joined by global philanthropist and founder of the Institute for Economics and Peace Steve Killelea to discuss the relationship found between economics and peace, his creation of the Global Peace Index, and how societal structures get in the way of positive peace.

    • 56 min
    Healing Through Artistry | Daniel Banks & Adam McKinney | Episode 24

    Healing Through Artistry | Daniel Banks & Adam McKinney | Episode 24

    The arts are one of the major tools of human connection and communication. The arts tell stories, convey messages, and bring people together from all walks of life. Due to the power and scope of art, its role within truth telling and healing processes cannot be understated. In this episode of the Think Peace Podcast, host Colette Rausch is joined by Daniel Banks and Adam McKinney, co-founders and co-artistic directors of DNAWORKS in Fort Worth, Texas, an organization dedicated to healing through the arts. They discuss how they use art and dance as a form of identity representation, how they are conducting racial healing processes in their community, and how our culture and heritage can lead to liberation.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Making Peace Amidst War | Mari Fitzduff | Episode 23

    Making Peace Amidst War | Mari Fitzduff | Episode 23

    War is by nature a time of violence and once you take a step back and examine what actually causes people to engage in warlike violence, you realize just how powerful the brain can be. It can flip a switch within an easy-going person and cause them to commit unspeakable acts that they may have never engaged in had it not been a time of conflict. What causes this flip in our brain? Can one be redeemed from this? In this episode of the Think Peace Podcast, host Colette Rausch sits down with author, researcher, professor and globally recognized peacebuilder Dr. Mari Fitzduff, to discuss the neuroscience of violence, how you reconcile violent intergroup relations, and her global experiences mediating violent conflict.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Unraveling the Intractable | Boaz Hameiri | Episode 22

    Unraveling the Intractable | Boaz Hameiri | Episode 22

    In seemingly intractable conflicts, there are people who wholeheartedly believe in one viewpoint while there are those who just as vehemently hold the opposite view. How do you even begin to resolve such a polarizing conflict? Can it even be resolved? In this episode of the Think Peace Podcast, our host Colette Rausch sits down with Dr. Boaz Hameiri, Senior Lecturer at Tel Aviv University, to discuss intergroup relations, the psychology behind polarization and the complex issues of victimhood and victimization.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Exploring Health & Wellness Through Integrative Medicine | Alaine Duncan | Episode 21

    Exploring Health & Wellness Through Integrative Medicine | Alaine Duncan | Episode 21

    Integrative medicine includes a broad range of approaches to support health and wellness. It includes best evidence practices, such as acupuncture and principles from Chinese medicine, to enhance conventional medical care. In this episode of the Think Peace Podcast, host Colette Rausch sits down with author and acupuncturist Alaine Duncan, who has worked with many people who have been affected by traumatic stress, to discuss the field of integrative medicine, what drew her to this work and the impact that a holistic approach to healing can have on individuals and society.

    • 1 hr
    Fostering a Mind for Peace | Daniel Rothbart | Episode 20

    Fostering a Mind for Peace | Daniel Rothbart | Episode 20

    The importance of compassion and empathy are often under appreciated when it comes to studying conflict due to the focus often being solely on the root causes of conflict. However, human beings have the capacity to be compassionate and empathetic. So what causes some people to be in tune with these positive emotions and what causes some people to ignore these emotions? In a special George Mason University Carter School Peace Week episode of the Think Peace Podcast, our host Colette Rausch sits down with Carter School Professor and head of the Transforming the Mind for Peace Lab, Daniel Rothbart, to discuss emotional intelligence, the neuroplasticity of the brain, and the role that moral cognition plays in the field of peacebuilding.

    • 51 min

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Opens a new world!

I wish I would have known all this when I started to work as peacebuilder. Thank you Colette and Melanie!

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