Peace Palace Library Lecture by Dr. Peter van den Dungen

Peace Palace Library Lecture – 9th June 2018   101 Friends of Bertha von Suttner*   It is a great pleasure and honour to give this Peace Palace Library Lecture; I am most grateful to the director of the library, Jeroen Vervliet, for hosting it in this historic reading room. I am grateful to you all for being here and wanting to pay tribute to Bertha von Suttner on the 175th anniversary of her birth. Birthday anniversaries are occasions when family and friends come togeth...
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Honoring Bertha von Suttner: Female Peacemakers Speak About Their Work Within Disarmament Institutions

In cooperation with HagueTalks, the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute organized a student event on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the Humanity House.  The event included speakers Deepti Choubey from OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and Marzhan Nurzhan from Abolition 2000.  Moderator Alyn Ware, who is the Global Coordinator for PNND (Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament) guided the audience through a debate that discussed ho...
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Women in WWI two lesson sequence

Published on the centenary of the first International Congress of Women on 28 April 1915, this two-lesson sequence allows students to explore independently the wide range of activities women were engaged in during World War I (WWI) and ask, are women the real peacemakers? Students will become experts in the stories they discover about women who strove for peace, supported the war, worked, campaigned for suffrage or tried to help the victims of war. Click here to download the the lessons (pdf)...
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Bertha von Suttner in The Hague

The Permanent Court of Arbitration : after the first Peace Conference, The Hague became the permanent site for the first international institute for peace and justice, ever. The permanence of this court has nothing to do with having the judges in The Hague all the time. There was a list of judges who where available for causes and countries who were interested in arbitrage settlement could choose out of a list the judges of their taste. The judges then came temporarily to the Hague. Only the...
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BvS peace trail

Or click here. Depart from Central Station by tram 9 passing Koninginnegracht 6 where the press center was based during the Second Peace conference. From Kurhaus, take tram 1 to Peace Palace visitor center to learn about the PCA (cour d'arbitrage). From there, take bus 24 to Kneuterdyk, Diligentia theater, Royal Palace Noordeinde. From there, go to Wateler at Kettingstraat, Deux-Villes, Binnenhof/Ridderzaal. From there, go to Spinoza monument and Yi Jun museum.
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