Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution

The Matsunaga Institute is a multi-disciplinary community of scholars, students, and practitioners who, through academic programs and outreach, promote cross-cultural understanding and collaborative problem-solving. Residing within the Public Policy Center, the Matsunaga Institute emphasizes critical thinking and collaboration to groom leaders to address contemporary and complex issues in Hawaiʻi, the Asia-Pacific region, and the world.

If we want peace we must educate people to want peace - Senator Spark M. Matsunaga

"If we want peace we must educate people to want peace."
Senator Spark M. Matsunaga

Tomorrow, February 21, head over to @gopeacecorps for an Instagram takeover and Q&A with recruiter Nyassa Kollie. She will be sharing her experiences as a Black Volunteer in Malawi and answering your questions live from 1-3 pm Central.

"Viruses know no borders, no political affiliation... making the decision to use this crisis as an opportunity to appoint Xia Baolong, a notorious ideological hardliner to the HK and Macau Affairs Office, all the more perplexing." @RepTedYoho @HongKongFP

Xi Jinping's coronavirus power grab is endangering public health in Hong Kong | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

By US Congressman Ted Yoho Across the world, governments are taking necessary steps to tackle the coronavirus and keep their citizens safe. But Hong...

Imagine swimming in an ocean full of plastic.

If we don't #BeatPlasticPollution, the ocean could contain more plastic than fish by 2050. We have to #ActNow ♻️to turn the tide.

Learn more: • #SaveOurOcean

Image by @NicMacTweets

No country is adequately protecting children’s
•their environment, and
•their futures

We must build a future fit for children.

Findings from a new WHO, @UNICEF, @TheLancet Commission report:

Most of the health costs associated with undernutrition occur before a child's first birthday. Good nutrition during the first 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ days of life is critical for the optimal development of a child.

Read more 👇 #1000days @WFP_Ghana

We're celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Let's look back on the life of Marie Skłodowska Curie: a Nobel Laureate who dedicated her life to science and became one of the world's greatest scientists.

#WomenInScience #NobelPrize

"My conversations with you, the American people, are what have kept me honest, kept me inspired, & kept me going. Every day, I learned from you. You made me a better president, & you made me a better man." —President @BarackObama

Happy #PresidentsDay from the Obama Foundation!

This father is teaching his daughter to laugh at bombs – in order to help her cope. This is life in a conflict zone:

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