During the spring of 2011, Applied Ethics’ Pax Populi program made some significant strides. Here is a quick review.
On April 30, 2011 a major Pax Populi event took place in Marblehead, MA, called, “Surviving the Taliban and Finding a New Way Forward,” featuring Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times journalist David Rohde and Applied Ethics, Inc./Pax Populi founder, Robert E. McNulty, PhD. The event was well attended and a very informative article appeared in the Marblehead Reporter. To see the article, please click here.
At the April 30th event, the first Pax Populi Peacemaker Award was conferred upon Ted Achilles, the founder and director of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan for his astonishingly impressive work in helping to advance peace in Afghanistan through education. To see an article about this on the Pax Populi website, please click here.
In May the trademark for Pax Populi was awarded to Applied Ethics. A link to the announcement appears here.
In June, Applied Ethics first publicly announced a pilot project called the Pax Populi English Tutoring program which, since September 2010, has drawn on the services of about 20 tutors to teach English to Afghan student in one-on-one tutoring sessions via Skype. For a good review of this program in in Bostinnovation.com, please click here.
In June, We also announced the Pax Populi Peace Labs or “Pax Labs” for short. Pax Populi programs can be divided into two types: those which are well-established and those which are more innovative and experimental. The Pax Populi English Tutoring (PET) program is our first Pax Labs program and even though we have been at work on this for over a year and a half, it will remain “in the labs” until we feel the systems are so well established that we no longer need to consider it to be in “beta.” For more on Pax Labs please click here.
Also, Pax Populi has loaded its first video on YouTube under the name “PaxPopuliVideo.” It consists mostly of an interview with one of our tutors in the Pax Populi English Tutoring program. If you haven’t seen it yet, please click here.
It has been an exciting period of development for Applied Ethics’ Pax Populi program. We will continue our work so long as we are able to be helpful in in advancing peace in Afghanistan and wherever we can be of greatest service.