The Role of Higher Education in Promoting a Culture of Peace

Academic Leader

Historically, many universities have not realized their responsibility to contribute to world peace. Perhaps this is due in part to their being part of the cultural zeitgeist and having financial dependence on public- and private-sector bodies that tend to discourage the role of a university as a cultural change agent. According to Pettigrew1(World Conference, 1998), "In the past, the universities have not been immune from involvement in the culture of conflict.

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