Peace and Humanities Research Group
IPUS has been conducting research that formulates new visions for peace and unification by combining the universal human value of ‘peace’ with ‘unification,’ a task unique to the Korean Peninsula. The “Peace and Humanities Research Group” was chosen for support by the Korean Research Foundation’s Humanities Korea (HK) program and has been ongoing from 2010 to 2020. This project is committed to two specific aims: 1) to reinterpret the universal value of peace both in the Korean context and at a global level and 2) to establish the 21st century peace studies with a particular emphasis on the humanities, which transcends the hitherto trend of a social science focus within the field.
a. Academic publication: 194 books and papers, including 25 volumes in the “Peace Humanities Research Series”
- “Peace Humanities Research Series” contains interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary achievements that cross various domains and themes of existing disciplines such as literature, culture, religion, history, philosophy, politics, social science, ecology, nuclear engineering, and security.
b. Social contribution: offers an open lecture series and holds a book concert
- Since 2013, IPUS has held 7 sessions of the Peace Academy, a lecture series open to undergraduates, graduate students, and citizens interested in unification and peace on the Korean Peninsula.
- Since 2014, IPUS annually selects and awards the “Book of Peace,” which contributes to the spread of the value of peace in Korean society.
List of Major Publications on Peace and Cooperation
|1||The World in the flux of Conflicts: Violence in the Name of Peace|
|2||Peace and Law|
|3||Peace Movement: Theory, History, and Realms|
|4||Korean Thoughts on Peace I, II|
|5||Peacemakers: Twenty-one Nobel Peace Laureate|
|6||Asia Peace Community|
|7||Betrayed Peace: South Korea in Vietnam War and Dispatch to Iraq|
|8||Tolstoy and Peace|
|9||Walk in Peace|
|10||Peace and Peaces|
|11||Towards Sustainable Peace on the Korean Peninsula|
|12||Violence in National Division|
|13||Peace Studies and Peace Movement|
|14||Peace-Security Project in Advance|
|15||Conflict and Reconciliation in Asia Pacific|
|16||United Nations Security Council and Peace Policy|
|17||On Peace Humanities|
|18||Fifteen Peace Texts of the 20th Century|
|19||On Green Peace|
|20||Division of Korea and Living Without Peace: The Accounts of Separated Families|
|21||Peace in Europe and Helsinki Process|