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Olivier Urbain

Olivier Urbain is research fellow at the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research in Tokyo, former professor of Modern Languages and Peace Studies at Soka University, Japan, and founder and former director of the Transcend: Art and Peace Network (T:AP), the artistic branch of Johan Galtung's TRANSCEND peace and development network. An amateur blues pianist, he specializes in the links between music and peace. Publications include several articles on this topic and about the power of the arts for peace.

He is currently the co-convenor of the Commission on Art and Peace (CAP) of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) and member of the IPRA council. He is the editor of Music for Conflict Transformation, a volume published by I. B. Tauris in October 2007.

Works

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Music and Conflict Transformation
Harmonies and Dissonances in Geopolitics

I.B. Tauris
How far can the relationship between music and politics be used to promote a more peaceful world? That is the central question which motivates this challenging...
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A Forum for Peace
Daisaku Ikeda’s Proposals to the UN

I.B. Tauris
Every year since 1983 the Buddhist leader and thinker, Daisaku Ikeda, has issued a peace proposal that presents solutions to a variety of global problems....
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Daisaku Ikeda and Dialogue for Peace

I.B. Tauris
The prominent Buddhist religious leader and advocate for peace, Daisaku Ikeda, has placed dialogue at the centre of his efforts towards securing global justice...
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