The Role of Education in Global Security



The Role of Education in Global Security 

Sustainable global security can only be achieved when education is made a priority by states and their institutions. When properly realized, education can be a global asset to fight poverty, inequality, insecurity, and disease. This book offers an innovative new philosophy in which cultural, religious, and ideological diversity in education throughout the world is encouraged and respected.
The author advocates that whenever "the other" is discussed, maximum sensitivity, respect, and tolerance must be exercised by all to prevent any possible exclusion or alienation. The author also argues that there are all kinds of moral truths that see the world from different perspectives and none of them have to necessarily be more right than the other. This book provides an alternative approach to education and outlines the ingredients that any educational system must include in order to ensure a well-educated, tolerant, and peaceful world.



"This is a compelling and analytically acute report which includes a passionate advocacy for the multiple ways in which global education can strengthen and improve transnational security."

Dr. Roland Dannreuther, School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh


1. Introduction

  1. Overview of the Topic

  2. Overview of the Book

  3. Global Education Octagon

  4. Theoretical Foundation of the Book

2. Empowerment and Development

  1. Personal: Analytical Skills and Critical Thinking, Understanding One's Environment, Working Against Ignorance and Intolerance

  2. Community: Enhancing Community Capabilities, Allowing Individuals to Fulfill Their Potential in the Global Arena

  3. Global: Enhancing Global Equity, Fostering a Sense of Social Mobility in the Global Arena

3. Global Knowledge of Histories and Cultures

  1. Understanding Global Poverty and Non-inclusion: Fostering More Consolidated Efforts Toward Establishing Equality

  2. Understanding Others' Fears and Grievances: Realizing How Global Illiteracy is a Major Security Threat

  3. Understanding Global Interconnectedness: Importance of Globalized Business and Trade

4. Cultural Respect and Understanding

  1. Educating Against Clashes of Cultures

  2. Providing Tools to Resolve Conflicts Through Understanding: Working Around Conflicts

  3. Acknowledgement That Culture is Part of One's Identity: Personalization of Hostilities

5. Communication, Exchange, and Exposure

  1. Fostering Language Development, Allowing Closer Interpersonal Contact and Cultural Investment

  2. Exchange of Students and Young Professionals: Direct Exposure to World Opinion and Differences in Human Behavior, Interpretation, and Understanding

  3. Delocalization, Decentralization, and Understanding the Potential Global Population Resource: "Brain Exchange"

6. Global Citizenry Through Responsible Media and Responsible Political Statements

  1. Promoting Alternative News Sources For a Wider Range of Information

  2. Fostering Government Accountability Through Community Knowledge: The Power of Community Opinion (Many) To Shape Government (Few) and to Hold It Accountable for Its Actions

  3. Learning the Effects of Interconnectedness on Regional Statements and Regional Discussions

7. Global Values and Equality

  1. Global Equality and Values: Learning Global Values in a Global World, Promoting Positive Diversity

  2. Community Equality and Values: Educating People on Human, Women's, and Children's Rights, Promoting Fairness

  3. Personal Values: Tolerance, Empathy, Peace, and Harmony

8. Abuse of Knowledge

  1. Arrogance, Overconfidence vs. Self-confidence

  2. Using Knowledge and Learning to Indoctrinate People Toward Fear and Hate

  3. Selective Teaching

9. Other Truths and Views

  1. Sensitivity, Cultural Awareness, Anti-discrimination Through Understanding, Respect and Knowledge of Differences of Opinion and Modi Operandi , i.e., Multiple Realities

  2. Humility Instead of Thinking That "You know best" and "Your way is the right way"

  3. Education, Ideology, and Politics

10. Conclusion

  1. Policy Recommendations

  2. Final Observations