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The Defining and Practicing Peace film was realized within the framework of the Perpetual Peace Project, a partnership between the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC), the International Peace Institute (IPI), the United Nations University, Slought Foundation, and Syracuse University.

Various prominent philosophers and practitioners have been invited to speak to Immanuel Kant’s text Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch (1795) and expand upon the issues it raises in relationship to their own varied practices. The film features interviews with: Achille Mbembe, William Banks, Jean-Marc Coicaud, Gerard Araud, Edward Luck, Helene Cixous, Rosi Braidotti, Boris Groys, Saskia Sassen, Thomas Mayr-Harting, Thomas Stelzer, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Peter Szendy.

The film is directed by Laura Hanna of Hidden Driver Productions, Alexandra Lerman of ScibeMedia Arts Culture, and Aaron Levy of the Slought Foundation. The Executive Producer is Gregg Lambert of the Syracuse University Humanities Center. Technology and technical assistance has been generously provided by ScribeLabs.