UNIVERSITY OF WORLD PEACE
23 February 2001
Station 24, 6063 NP Vlodrop
The Netherlands, Tel: +31-475-539-569
University of World Peace Offers
"True Missile Defense Shield"
Schanbacher Charges Bush with Nuclear Brinkmanship
Today, Dr. Volker Schanbacher, renowned physicist and President of the
University of World Peace, presented a "practical and peaceful
to Americas dangerous and highly controversial National Missile
"This $60 billion NMD is exactly what the world doesnt need. It is
ineffective, destabilizing, and is certain to trigger a new arms race
will increase the threat of nuclear conflagration," Dr. Schanbacher
understand the desire of a government to protect its citizens, but the
is a path to destruction."
The University of World Peace, conceived and founded by Maharishi
Yogi, is the first university in the world dedicated solely to the
prevention of war and to advancing the science of peace. "Our
provides a much-needed counterbalance to the proliferation of military
academies and graduate war colleges, dedicated to advancing the
war," Dr. Schanbacher said.
"We will create a new generation of leadership trained in the most
up-to-date, powerful peacekeeping technologies, and rescue the world
warmongers and leaders who are in the pocket of weapons manufacturers.
"This University comes at a critical time. Scientific advances have
possible for even small countries or small groups of individuals to
the security of entire nations," Dr. Schanbacher said. "Conventional
of defense, including the high-tech missile defense shield, are
irrelevant. With the rise in terrorism, and biological and chemical
it is more crucial than ever that we do everything in our power to
the outbreak of war.
"The only way to prevent war is to prevent the birth of an enemy. To
the birth of an enemy, we must neutralize the high levels of racial,
and religions tensions that underlie social conflict," Dr. Schanbacher
"For this, the University of World Peace is creating a new profession
world: that of professional peacemakerindividuals with the
and capability resolve these underlying tensions and promote peace
throughout the world.
"Military interventions and negotiated treaties have proven utterly
ineffective," Dr. Schanbacher said. "They fail to address the
cause of violence."
Dr. Schanbacher called for the creation of groups of experts in the
Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program of Maharishi Mahesh
whose collective practice has proven highly effective in reducing
stress and conflict.
"Extensive research published in leading peer-reviewed scientific
has shown that even a small proportion of a population practicing
programs dramatically reduces violent conflict. For example, this
was used on seven consecutive occasions during the Lebanon war, where
produced an average 80% drop in war deaths and war-related injuries."
Drawing upon the latest understanding of physics, Dr. Schanbacher
how such groups create the equivalent of a "Meissner Effect"an
influence of coherence and positivity which neutralizes negative
from within or outside the nation, preventing the birth of an enemy.
"These groups will create a true defense shielda invincible defense
any threat of military aggression," Dr. Schanbacher said.
Global in scope, the University of World Peace will create campuses in
population centers around the world. These campuses themselves will
"centers of coherence," in which thousands of students, faculty and
will practice these powerful technologies of consciousness, and
indomitable influence of coherence and harmony throughout the world.
Dr. Schanbacher concluded with strong words for President Bush.
a national missile defense system that jeopardizes global security is
nationalism at its worstthe sort of blind nationalism that once
country, Germany. The world can ill-afford to see the rise of another