From 2014-2019, we worked with the Peace Palace Library in The Hague to organize an annual Bertha von Suttner Master Class. A two day long series of talks inspired by the work of Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914), each Master Class was focused on a theme from peace history. The theme of each year has been as follows:
1) 2014: Bertha von Suttner (on the 100th anniversary of her death) 2) 2015: The 100th anniversary of the International Congress of Women in The Hague 3) 2016: Bertha von Suttner's "The Barbarization of the Sky ("Die Barbarisierung der Luft") 4) 2017: The Fortitude of Virtue and the work of Cora di Brazzà (at the Castello di Brazzà, Cora's former home in Italy) 5) 2018: Legislating Peace: From the Outlawry of War to the Crime of Aggression (commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Kellogg-Briand Pact & the International Criminal Court's Historic Activation over the Crime of Aggression on July 17, 2018. 6) 2019: Forward Into Memory: Untold Stories of Peace Through Law from Pyongyang to Versailles (commemorating the 100th anniversary of Korea's non violent democratic uprising of 3.1.1919)
Below, the complete archives. Each year contains multiple videos, totaling over 50 hours of educational material. We are grateful to the uber talented Dan Bracken of Central Michigan University for skillfully filming and editing the Master Class since 2014.
* In 2021, the Foundation revised the "Master Class" idea and began organizing "Memory Parlors". These Memory Parlors are part of the Forward Into Light initiative of the Foundation which focuses on the linkages between the Women's Movement and the Peace through Law Movement. Click here to learn more about our Memory Parlors.