The 2004 NPPF Coordinating Committee has
compiled a list of books, articles, and web sites related to the Forum
theme, "Roots of Change," and to the Forum's plenary speakers.
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By Jimmy Carter:
The Blood of Abraham: Insights into the Middle
(New ed. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. 1993.)
President Carter tells the history of the countries collectively known
as the Middle East, and writes about the goals and the concerns of the
people who share the blood of Abraham.
An Hour Before
Daylight: Memories of a rural boyhood.
(New York: Simon & Schuster. 2000.)
A wonderfully written memoir of Carter's life growing up in rural Georgia
during the Depression. The book gives a good sense of the source of many
of Carter's values, and is insightful about race relations in the rural
South long before the Civil Rights Movement began to have much of an impact.
Memories of a president.
New York, Toronto: Bantam Books. 1982.
A memoir written from the daily diaries President Carter kept while in
office, that provides the reader with insights into his triumphs and mistakes
The Nobel Lecture,
A short book primarily containing Carter's December, 2002 Nobel Peace
Prize speech in Oslo (also available free on the Nobel website).
Sources of Strength:
Meditations on scriptures for a living faith. (1999.)
A vision for the next generation.
(New York: Dutton Children's Books. 1993.)
An overview of Carter's work and advice about how to create peace, written
for a young adult or high school audience.
Carter, Jimmy and Carter, Rosalynn. Everything
to gain: making the most of the rest of your life.
(New ed. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. 1995.)
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter discuss how they created a full life after their
years in the White House. They share the changes in their marriage and
their renewed commitment to life.
Richardson, Don, ed. Conversations
(Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998.)
Twenty years of major media interviews with Carter, from his campaign
for the presidency to his post-presidential missions and activities around
By Gro Harlem Brundtland:
Madame Prime Minister:
A life in power and politics.
(New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.)
Brundtland's memoir about her life, from her childhood in Norway to becoming
a doctor to serving as Prime Minister. The last two chapters offer a brief
overview of her work as director of the World Health Organization.
on Environment and Development. Our common future.
(Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.)
Report of the "Brundtland Commission."One
Earth, One World: Report from a research policy conference on environment
and development, Fornebu, Oslo, Norway, 22-23 March 1988. (Oslo:
Norwegian Research Council for Science and the Humanities, 
Conference held in response to the 1987 report:
Our common future.
Other Books of Interest:
Ballantine, Karen, and Jake Sherman, eds. The
Political Economy of Armed Conflict: Beyond greed and grievance.
(Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003.)
Berdal, Mats R. and David M. Malone, eds. (International
Peace Academy) Greed and Grievance: Economic agendas
in civil wars.
(Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000.)
Cavanagh, John, et al. Alternatives
to Economic Globalization.
Collection of essays by a wide variety of thinkers who propose alternatives
to current international economic practices.
Friedman, Thomas. The Lexus
and the Olive Tree: Understanding globalization.
(Anchor Books. 2000.)
Readable analysis of global economics.
Garr, Robin, and David Osborne. Reinvesting
in America: The grassroots movements that are feeding the hungry, housing
the homeless, and putting Americans back to work.
Kielburger, Craig, and Kevin Major. Free
the Children: A young man fights against child labor and proves that children
can change the world.
(Perennial Press. 1999.)
Account by a 15-year old who, at age 12, became concerned about child
labor and began a movement to change it.
Lederach, John Paul. Building
Peace: Sustainable reconciliation in divided societies.
(Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1997.)
Habitat for Humanity International
Jimmy Carter and Habitat
Peace Prize - Norwegian Nobel Institute
Hendrick Hertzberg essay about Carter on PBS'
"Character Above All."
Waging Peace article (1998) on Carter about his
peace efforts during and after office.
"Just War--or a Just War?" by Jimmy
Carter in the March 9, 2003 New York Times.
Jan 31, 2003 editorial by Carter, "An Alternative
World Health Organization
Profile of Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, now Director-General
"Health, Dignity and Human Rights,"
speech by Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, 12 June 03.
"The Interfaith Youth Core is a youth-led,
Chicago-based international interfaith organization. We bring youth from
different faith communities together to engage in social action projects
and share how their different faiths inspire social justice."
Profile of Eboo Patel in Conscious Choice magazine.
(TIG) is an international organization based in
Toronto that brings together young people in more than 200 countries within
international networks to "collaborate on concrete projects addressing
global problems and creating positive change."
Oxfam International is a "confederation of
12 organizations working together in more than 100 countries to find lasting
solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice."
Grameen initiated micro loans.
Micro loans for the very poor; article from the
New York TImes, Feb. 16, 1997.
Cultural Survival, promoting "rights, voices
and visions of indigenous people."
Grassroots International "promotes global
justice through partnerships with social change organizations. We work
to advance political, economic and social rights and support development
alternatives through grant making, education and advocacy."
Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation,
published online. Hugh Miall, Conflict Transformation: A Multi-Dimensional
Task." May 2001.
A rich site on conflict resolution by INCORE,
an organization that "aims to address the management and resolution
of conflict through research and training." The University of Ulster
in Northern Ireland and the United Nations University founded INCORE in
Online journal of peace and conflict resolution.
A gateway web site with lots of links relating to conflict resolution,
by the Conflict Research Consortium at the University of Colorado.
IPA is an independent, international institution dedicated to promoting
the prevention and settlement of armed conflicts between and within states
through policy research and development.
Human Rights Watch