The Quest for Peace Interviews, 1983-1989

The Quest for Peace interviews are a comprehensive collection of interviews conducted between 1983 and 1989 with some of the most informed, influential, and thoughtful people from the United States, the then Soviet Union, and other countries around the world. Reflecting on the pursuit of lasting world peace in a nuclear age, participants examine such topics as the fundamentals of national security and the roles of human nature, religion, government, business, education, and the family in creating the environment necessary to attain and maintain world and personal peace.

The interviews were created and conducted by Professor John M. Whiteley, Professor of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine and comprise two series: "Quest for Peace" and "Social Ecology of Peace." They were videotaped for broadcast on PBS and cable television stations reaching 400 stations in 47 states and 28 million households. This project is a collaboration of Professor Whiteley with the University of California Irvine's Libraries, the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center and Network and Academic Computing Services. The site is a work in progress as the original videotaped interviews are being digitized and transcribed. We welcome your feedback.

"Not even the most accomplished ideologue will be able to tell the difference between the ashes of capitalism and the ashes of communism" — John Kenneth Galbraith, Economist