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April 8, 2011

Anti-Bullying Peace Program Debuts at United Nations

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Dr. Ani Kalayjian (center), the symposium organizer, is surrounded after the April 7th event by participants and friends gathered on the U.N. main plaza. They are, from left: Torkom Movsesiyan, David Randal Allen, Omar Jabari, Donald Wilson Bush, Jennifer DeMucci, Kalayjian, David Mnatsakanyan, Patricia Olivares, Edmund Gergerian, M.D., and James Armstrong. Kalayjian heads the Armenian American Society for Studies on Stress and Genocide.

NEW YORK (April 8, 2011) - Donald Wilson Bush, President of the Woodrow Wilson Legacy Foundation, officially launched the organization's signature anti-bullying campaign at the United Nations on Thursday, April 7th. Addressing a diverse gathering of U.N. staff, NGO personnel, university and middle school students, and members of numerous minority communities and diplomatic missions who are committed to mitigating international conflict, Bush presented a 30-minute speech entitled: "From The School Yard To Diplomatic Missions: It Takes A New Kind Of Leadership To Stop Bullying."

In his speech, Bush discussed how bullying has become an acceptable form of deviant social behavior modeled by many powerful and high-profile leaders in media, commerce and government. Citing a well-documented program called, "Bully-Bully," available on the organization's website (www.wwlegacy.org), Bush illustrated how bullying behavior trickles down the social hierarchy when it is imitated by others and creates barriers to positive human relations across all levels of society.

Describing an innovative approach to stop bullying, based upon a decade of research in human relations, philosophy and the social sciences, Bush demonstrated how incivility and bullying is used to dominate others and frequently escalates to violence unless witnesses stand up as positive role models to address the deviant behavior with nonviolent responses. "Starting today, with this conference," Bush said, "it is my sincere desire that we can join hands together to continue the shared process of changing our world culture to the extent that dominating and oppressive bullying behavior is no longer tolerated."

Bush, who is a Woodrow Wilson family descendant, was invited to the United Nations to address a symposium organized by the Armenian American Society for Studies on Stress & Genocide (AASSSG). Co-sponsors of the event include the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Armenia to the United Nations, Association for Trauma Outreach & Prevention (ATOP), Meaningfulworld.com, The Armenian Constitutional Rights Protective Centre of Armenia, Voices for Freedom, and Health, Transformation & Spirituality, and a Working Group of CONGO Committee on Spirituality, Values, and Global Concerns-NY (CSVGC) at the U.N.

The Woodrow Wilson Legacy Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c)(3), is a non-ideological, non-political organization established to teach the philosophical, moral and ethical principles of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th United States President. WWLF educates interested youth and adults who possess the desire to champion "Peace through Leadership."

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