Forum on Place for Peace and Understanding organized by Sir James Mancham International Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy
October 1-5, 2018.
Honorary Chair – Lady Catherine Mancham
Official Host – Vice President of Seychelles, H.E. Vincent Meriton
Greetings from Gordon L. Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal on World Peace, and Member of the Board of the James R. Mancham International Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy.
This 8 minute video greeting recounts Sir James’ distinction between “politician” and “statesman.” It also emphasizes the distinction between negative peace and positive peace, indicating negative peace relates to security and positive peace to human happiness. Negative peace involves legal guarantees of rights that come from government, while positive peace requires motivation, skills, and responsibilities that come from the cultural and economic spheres.