Peace and Peace Culture: Are they possible?
Steve Leeper, Executive Director of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Village,
explains how conflict resolution on a planetary level is the key to achieving peace…
along with a real plan of how to get there.
A SPECIAL Nuclear Hotseat interview that considers what Peace is, what Peace Culture is, and how we might work on a planetary basis to institute new ways of being and building for a sustainable future. A Holiday gift from me and the crew at Nuclear Hotseat for those who are working in what this interview teaches us to call the Peace Industrial Complex. – Libbe HaLevy, December 22, 2020.
This Week’s Holiday SPECIAL Interview:
- Peace and Peace Culture: Steve Leeper is Founding Partner & Vice President of PEAC Institute, which stands for Peace, Education, Art and Communication. Steve has spent about half of his 70 years in Japan. He has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and has worked as a family counselor (10 years), management consultant (14 years), translator (30 years to present) and peace activist (16 years). He believes, until he encounters facts to the contrary, that he has translated, edited, or interpreted more A-bomb survivor stories than anyone in the world except his wife. He began working for Mayors for Peace in 2002, which led to his appointment in 2007 as chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation. He stepped down in 2013 and currently is visiting professor at Hiroshima Jogakuin University and Nagasaki University as well as executive director of PEAC’s Hiroshima campus, Peace Culture Village. His publications include Hiroshima Resolution (bilingual), Nihon ga Sekai wo Suku and Amerikajin ga Tsutaeru Hiroshima (Japanese). We spoke on December 10, 2020.
- To contact Steve Leeper: Steve@PeaceCultureVillage.org
- If you’re interested in booking a virtual tour of Hiroshima Peace Culture Village, email Steve at the above address.
- Here’s a flyer with an overview of the Peace Culture Village tour information: