“Most honest combat vets will tell you, perhaps not eloquently but in their own way, the same thing: essentially that combat is in our human DNA and demands to be exercised.... The question is, can we humans evolve peacefully, or will we succumb to instincts we can’t transcend?”

Former Marine Corp helicopter pilot in Vietnam

In today’s world there is conflict the world over – at home, at school, in offices, among nations. There are ongoing attempts to stop the fighting, stop battles, and stop wars, yet they still go on. What creates this conflict? What is its origin?

Is it possible that we are genetically hardwired for war?

Is this what prevents peace?

Complete Peace Trilogy

English Russian

Hardwired
for War

Is Combat in Our DNA?

English

Russian

Peace - What
Prevents It?

Understanding the Conditioned Mind

English Russian

Peace - What
Creates It?

The Awakening of Intelligence

English Russian

“Surely, the Complete Peace Trilogy Books are a very significant contribution to peace. These editions are the most worthy practice-oriented guides in peace studies among the numerous intellectual works in peacebuilding. These are the most efficient models for rapprochement and reconciliation of cultures and people. These books are the best way to learn how to live peacefully without violence and war.”

Dr. Vladimir Ionesov,
Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts,
Professor, Samara State Institute of Culture,
Chairperson, Samara Society for Cultural Studies, Samara, Russia

Additional Acclaims

Peace of Mind

A Quest for Innocence

English Russian

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

An extraordinary correspondence on what prevents peace from two young people taught to be enemies.

English Russian (In Process)

We grieve
the loss of friends



From the US Veterans For Peace

We are tired of parades, memorials, and pageantry.

Take back your “thank you for your service” and 50% off sales.

We want people to live without threats of U.S. bullets and bombs.

We remember the enormous loss of civilian life that is forgotten in today’s memorials and hidden from view in the U.S. consciousness. America has no space on its calendar to memorialize these victims.

We grieve the loss of friends and the death of veterans unable to forget the tragedies and forgive themselves.

We are ANGRY that there is a holiday that glorifies nationalism and patriotism and ignores the trauma that U.S. militarism enacts all over the globe.

We are filled with rage as we continue to watch the empty political platitudes from the two largest political parties praising soldiers and veterans as they continue to send them off to wars that line the pockets of the rich.

We are frustrated that mainstream media and popular culture glorifies U.S. militarism.

We are exhausted from nightmares of our participation and the images of ongoing trauma from a system of violence we once propped up. We live with the wounds of our moral injuries, scabs that we can’t let heal for fear we’d recreate the injury.

On Memorial Day we don’t want to remember, and we are afraid we will forget.

Can Teaching Peace Education Prevent Peace?

English Russian

Peace Trilogy
Courses

Why Are We
Always Picking on
Each Other?

A Special Curriculum to Help Young People Understand Global Conflict

English Russian

Are We
Born Hardwired
For War?

A Mini-Curriculum to Help Students Understand What Creates Conflict

English Russian

Peace Trilogy
Workbooks

Are We Born to
Bully?

An Individual Workbook for Young People to Help Them Understand What Prevents Peace

English Russian

Are We
Born Hardwired
For War?

A Workbook to Help Students Understand What Creates Conflict

English Russian (In Process)

Peace Trilogy
Books

Fighting the Invisible Enemy

Understanding the Effects
of Conditioning

English Russian

Tug of War

Peace Through
Understanding Conflict

English Russian

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

An Extraordinary Correspondence on What Prevents Peace From Two Young People Taught to be Enemies

English Russian (In Process)

Are We Born Prejudiced? Are We Born to Bully?

From the Playground to the Battlefield

English Russian (In Process)

Resources
for Understanding
Conditioning

Fighting the
Invisible Enemy

Understanding the Effects
of Conditioning

English Russian

Tug of War

Peace Through
Understanding Conflict

English Russian

Operation
Warhawks

How Young
People Become Warriors

English

Are We
Born Hardwired
For War?

A Mini-Curriculum to Help Students Understand What Creates Conflict

English Russian

Why Are We
Always Picking on
Each Other?

A Special Curriculum to Help Young People Understand Global Conflict

English Russian

Peace - What
Prevents It?

Understanding
the Conditioned Mind

English Russian

Battlefield Warriors for Combat

Learn How Warriors Are Created to Protect You From the Enemy

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The Case of the
Conditioned Mind

A New Curriculum
for Questioning Minds

English

The Bully/Victim Cycle

From the Playground to the Battlefield

English

Premier Programs

Learn to Live Peacefully

English

Career Opportunities

The Youth Peace Literacy Life Skills Program

English

Student Presentations

Peace presentations by students at Samara State Institute of Culture in Samara, Russia.

Yulia Kopylova #1 Yulia Kopylova #2 Arina Balychevskaya

Understanding is Key to Peace

Students trained in the Hardwired for War Program at Samara State Institute of Culture in Samara, Russia.

SSIC Segment Postcards for Peace


Russian Peace Celebrations at Samara State Institute of Culture

Students at SSIC Alexandra Babaeva and Mila Eliseeva with certificates of Atrium Peace Institute

At peace ceremony, awarding
Atrium Peace Institute certificates

Atrium Peace Institute

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