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

Hundreds of Catholics gathered in DC to protest the mistreatment of migrant children.

70 nuns, clergy and parishioners were arrested after they occupied a Senate office building, reports @washingtonpost.

I shot this just 30 min before @GovHawaii Ige delivered his racist, mendacious press conference portraying the kia‘i as lawless brutes and the pu‘uhonua as a den of debauchery on the brink of implosion. Maybe if he'd cared enough to pay a visit he would have seen the truth.

Catholic Nun led out of Russell Senate Office Building after she was arrested by Capitol Police for protesting the conditions at the U.S. southern border.

A reminder: People who hid jews during the holocaust & freed slaves from slavery were also criminalized.



Stuttgart, Germany: Rupa & the April Fishes asked thousands attending their show to join in solidarity with the 'protectors of Mauna Kea.' They wrote on Facebook, "It is crucial to stand with indigenous people when they take a stand. We stand with you and your beloved mountain."

The Flores settlement set the standards of treatment for migrant children held in U.S. detention. It all started with a Salvadoran teenager in 1985.

Digital prowess can be a significant tool for advocacy and peacebuilding. Our Danielle Robertson and Mena Ayazi have recommendations for how to close the digital literacy divide for women:

How Women Are Using Technology to Advance Gender Equality and Peace

From Afghanistan to Sudan, women in conflict areas are increasingly turning to technology to build peace and reduce gender inequality. Just as smart p...

Aloha kākou! The TMT is not only bad for our kupuna and kanaka maoli, but also for the environment. Previous telescopes on the mauna have had oil runoffs that were neglected. It also disrupts the natural water flow.

Please kokua and sign the form below to help! Mahalo nui loa!

CONCNTRTN CAMPS=EVIL (Dr Piper) on Twitter

“Letter to Lassner! UH ppl pls sign&share!!”

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