4.1 x 6.8 inches, 72 pages, softcover
The Perpetual Peace Project is an ambitious, multi-tiered research project, initiated by Slought Foundation in partnership with the European Union. Taking as its starting point Immanuel Kant's provocative essay of the same name from 1795, the Perpetual Peace Project brings various communities and disciplines together to revisit the historical text with a focus on 21st-century international priorities: non-state actors on the international scene, new concepts of asymmetric warfare and complex battlefields, post-9/11 security concerns, the fate of international norms governing war and peace, and the prospects for international community and world governance to reduce geopolitical conflict.
A key part of this project is the Perpetual Peace book, which functions both as a reprinting of Immanuel Kant's essay as well as a notebook for active responses to the text. The blank pages of the book must be cut open to reveal the essay text within. A fragmented peace symbol serves as chapter navigation throughout. Since its first printing in 2010, the book has been used as an educational tool in student workshops on Perpetual Peace in Philadelphia, San Diego, Lahore, Hong Kong, and Beijing.