The Afghan-Soviet War could be called an “invisible war,” since it is largely unnoticed in the West. Yet more than five million Afghans are refugees, and estimates of the dead range from one to two million. Here two principals of the Mo Tzu Project, a citizens diplomacy endeavor, who have recently visited the Afghan refugee camps on the Afghan-Pakistani border, report the facts as they have observed them. What emerges is an astounding story of chaos and courage, which may offer a unique opportunity for bringing the superpowers closer together. Cabot is a former diplomat; Fuller is past president of Oberlin College and founder of the Mo Tzu Project.
(For other New Dimensions dialogues with Robert Fuller find programs #1803, #1988, #2044, #2091, #2672, #2869, #2891, #2896, #2983, #3069, #3152)
Robert Fuller, Ph.D. is a physicist, former president of Oberlin College, and leader of the dignity movement to overcome rankism. He has consulted with Indira Gandhi, met with Jimmy Carter regarding the President’s Commission on World Hunger, worked in the USSR to defuse the Cold War, and keynoted a Dignity for All conference hosted by the President of Bangladesh. Fuller co-authored the text, Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics.
His books on dignity and rankism include:
- Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank (New Society Publishers 2003)
- Dignity for All: How to Create a World Without Rankism, co-authored with Pamela A. Gerloff (Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2008)
- Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship? (e-book, Smashwords 2012)
- The Rowan Tree: A Novel (Robert W. Fuller 2013)
To learn more about the work of Robert Fuller go to www.robertworksfuller.com.
Robert Cabot is a former diplomat.
Program Number: 2044 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 4/1/1987