H.B. Danesh

Peace Education

From the beginning of the Education for Peace project in Bosnia-Herzegovina, a comprehensive program of internal evaluation was put in place. Later, two longitudinal research projects were initiated in 2004, conducted respectively by a team of researchers from Columbia University, led by Krister Lowe, and by a team of researchers from EFP-International, led by myself and which was funded through a grant from the United States Institute for Peace. The results of the latter research are included in several of my published articles, listed below. Krister Lowe presented a preliminary report of the Columbia University research program at the 2007 International Education for Peace Conference in Vancouver, Canada. A third research project was conducted by Sophie Close, a researcher from Australia. The prepublication version of her research is posted in the EFP-International website. 

Related Publications

Danesh, H.B. (2008) Unity-Based Peace Education, Encyclopedia of Peace Education, Edited by Monisha Bajaj, Charlotte, North Carolina, Information Age Publishing, Inc. pp.147-156

Danesh, H.B. (2008) The Education for Peace Integrative Curriculum: concepts, contents, and efficacy. Journal of Peace Education. Volume 5, No 2, September 2008, pp. 157-173

Danesh, H.B. (2008)  Creating a Culture of Healing in Multiethnic Communities: An Integrative Approach to Prevention and Amelioration of Violence-Induced Conditions. Journal of Community Psychology, Volume 36, No 6. pp. 814-832

Danesh, H.B., Clarke-Habibi, S., and Makortoff, S. (2008) Education for Peace Student Manual (Book 2). Vancouver: EFP-Press.

Danesh, H.B., Clarke-Habibi, S., and Makortoff, S. (2007) Education for Peace Student Manual (Book 1). Vancouver: EFP-Press.

Danesh, H.B. and Clarke-Habibi, S. (2007) Education for Peace Curriculum Manual. Vancouver: EFP-Press.

Danesh, H.B.
(2007) Education for Peace: the pedagogy of civilization, in: Zvi Beckerman and Claire McGlynn (Eds)  Addressing Ethnic Conflict through Peace Education: International Perspectives, PalgraveMacmillan. Ltd, New York.


Danesh, H.B. (2006) Towards an integrative theory of peace education.” Journal of Peace Education, 3.1, pp. 55–78.

Danesh, Hossain, Danesh, Roshan (2004a). Bahá’í Consultation: Worldview or Process? In Healing the Body Politics. Edited by Charles O. Lerche. Oxford, George Ronald. Pp. 47-83

Danesh, H.B. (2002c) Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Education for Peace. Included in African Civil Society Organization and Development: Re-Evaluation for the 21st Century. United Nations, New York, 32-39.

Danesh, H.B. (1986). Unity: The Creative Foundation of Peace. Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside; Ottawa, Baha’i Studies Publications.


Danesh, H.B., Editor. (1986). To the Peoples of the World: A Baha’i Statement on Peace by the Universal House of Justice. Ottawa: Bahá'i Studies Publications.