David A. Hamburg-doctor, teacher, hostage negotiator, presidential advisor, and more-has seen a lot in his 77 years and has a message for the 21st century: An ounce of prevention is worth many pounds of cure when it comes to deadly international conflict. To explore how the model of preventive medicine may be practically applied to political violence, Hamburg created the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict. This book is the capstone of the Commission's extensive efforts and covers situations as widely ranging as World War II's Holocaust, terrorist attacks in the U. S., and the War in Iraq.
David A. Hamburg, M.D., is president emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City. He has been a professor at Stanford and Harvard, president of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received the National Academy of Sciences' Public Welfare Medal (its highest award), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award of the United States.
Chapter 1 Prologue Chapter 2 Growing Up in a Time of Violence: Multiple Perspectives on Prevention Chapter 3 The Origins of World War II and the Holocaust: Powerful Stimuli for Prevention Chapter 4 Governments and Intergovernmental Organizations: Paralyzed Giants or Serious Players? Chapter 5 Institutions of Civil Society: Partners for Peace Chapter 6 Preventive Diplomacy: Early Help with Empathy and Problem Solving Chapter 7 Democracy and Prevention: The Essence of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution Chapter 8 Toward Competent, Decent, and Prosperous States: Updating Socioeconomic Development Chapter 9 International Cooperation for Prevention: Emerging from the Shadows Chapter 10 Preventing Catastrophic Terrorism: International Cooperation, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Democratic Development Chapter 11 Prognosis for Prevention: Promising Developments in the First Two Years of the Twenty-First Century Chapter 13 Epilogue: A Landmark Report on Fulfillment of the UN's Potential for Prevention Chapter 14 Appendix I Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict Publications Chapter 15 Appendix II Additional Valuable Sources of Information and Concepts Pertinent to Preventing Deadly Conflict