the institute for educational studies

Past Symposium:

PEACE THROUGH EDUCATION

An online, dialogue-based symposium for the international Peace Education Community.

Coming again in 2019

TIES has been a pioneer in dialogue-based online education since 1993

What will the symposium entail?

  • Video and reading materials
  • Inspirational dialogue
  • A peek inside the TIES community
  • Shared meaning

* All of our online symposia are asynchronous, meaning participants are invited to visit campus any time to read responses and to engage in the ongoing dialogue which is exploratory and organic rather than fixed and linear.


I like thinking of peace as a verb. As a noun it was always this far away goal that may or may not have ever been attainable. How would you know if you ever found inner peace? As a verb it is something you can do on a day to day basis. Even if it is only once a day to start. That, to me, is more realistic and is something anyone of any age can do. In turn, being mindful to act from a place of peace and understanding that affects the outside world around us.

-2017 Participant 

Humans, to me, seem to be filled with paradoxes. Our big brains allow for tremendous and in fact unknown potential for positive action, as well as tremendous potential to do harm. I often wonder, sadly, if we will be able to find the way to work together for peace. Certainly, it will be, if we are able to do it, through education and dialogue, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. Thus, this seminar which is so important and so supportive of all of us!

-2017 Participant

Maria Montessori

“The art of spiritually approaching the child, from whom we are too far, is a secred that can establish human brotherhood; it is a divine art that will lead to the peace of humankind.”

J. Krishnamurti

“To bring about peace in the world, to stop all wars, there must be a revolution in the individual, in you and me.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“A fresh way of being peace, of doing peace is needed. That is why it is so important for us to practice meditation, to acquire the capacity to look, to see, and to understand.”

"Our own life has to be our message."

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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