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Diane Perlman and Marilyn Langlois

27 Apr 2022 – Transcend Method and Wise Power Special Presentation (beginning at 13m:50s in the video) by Diane Perlman and Marilyn Langlois, the US Conveners of Transcend International founded by Johan Galtung, father of peace studies and conflict transformation, and guest editorialists of Transcend Media Service-TMS.



Perlman’s slide presentation, entitled WISE POWER™ Paradigm: Beyond Hard, Soft & Smart Power – Quantum Politics & Second Order Change proposes a model of Wise Power™, akin to the Transcend Method of conflict transformation, representing solutions-oriented, outside-the-box thinking to create a new reality that bridges seemingly intractable legitimate goals. They considered how this can be applied to the Ukraine situation and other conflicts. Followed by group discussion.

Diane Perlman, PhD   is a clinical and political psychologist, devoted to applying knowledge from psychology, conflict studies and social sciences to designing strategies and policies to reverse nuclear proliferation, to drastically reduce terrorism, reduce enmity, and to raise consciousness about nonviolent strategies for tension reduction and conflict transformation. She is a visiting scholar at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, is active in Psychologists for Social Responsibility, the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, and on the Global Council of Abolition 2000. Some of her writings can be found on her websites, www.consciouspolitics.org  and  www.SanityandSurvival.com. Email: dianeperlman@gmail.com

Marilyn Langlois is a member of TRANSCEND USA West Coast. She is a volunteer community organizer and international solidarity activist based in Richmond, California.  A co-founder of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, member of Haiti Action Committee and Board member of Task Force on the Americas, she is retired from previous employment as a teacher, secretary, administrator, mediator and community advocate.

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