Dawn Engle
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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I am a born activist
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Our Planet, Violence, Human Rights
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Racism and the growing divide between rich and poor are endemic, and it is a problem that affects all of us. There are two societies in most countries ? one which is a reflection of the media image of prosperity, and one that is hidden and full of suffering. This is creating a tremendous time bomb, ready to go off at any moment, and making it easier for demagogues to fuel hate and to rule by fear.

Our world cannot be secure when so many billions of people are forced to exist on less than $1 per day, without access to even the most basic levels of shelter, sustenance, or education. Extreme poverty can be eliminated in our lifetimes, and this must remain a fundamental goal.

The lack of basic human rights and civil liberties, and the persistence of social injustice over long periods of time with no hope or plan for progress or change, always creates a backlash. To try to impose a military solution without addressing the fundamental issues at the core of a society will only feed the growth of paramilitary groups, violence, and lack of security in that society.

It is essential to bring an end to the exploitation of children, and to defend the basic human rights of women around the world. This includes the right to a decent education. The role of women and youth as leaders in local communities, in developing creative solutions to problems, must be fostered and encouraged.

One of the first things that we must do is to dismantle our own armed consciousness because we are children of a culture of violence, and our minds have been armed. Peace is the grand revolution that humanity has been waiting for. What is required is a profound understanding of the new realities created by our increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.
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Dawn Engle was born in Dearborn, Michigan in 1957. She grew up in Michigan, and attended Western Michigan University upon graduation from high school. During her freshman year of college, she was selected as one of 36 students nationwide to participate in the National Collegiate Honors Council’s first semester program in Washington, D.C. While in Washington, she was offered an internship in the office of the U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan. She transferred her college credits to the University of Maryland, and completed her college degree while working full-time as a research assistant for the U.S. Senate. She graduated form the University of Maryland in 1979 with a B.A. in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Omicron Phi Episilon (economics honor society).

Dawn Engle spent thirteen years working for the U.S. Congress. After two years as a Research Assistant in the office of U.S. Senator Griffin, R-MI, she was offered a position as Legislative Assistant for U.S. Congressmen Jack Kemp, R-NY. When the Republican Party won control of the U.S. Senate in 1980, she was offered a position as an economist for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. She then became Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Robert W. Kasten, and in 1986 was promoted to Chief of Staff, making her the youngest woman ever to serve as Chief of Staff for a U.S. Senator. She also served as executive assistant for the Republican Platform Committee in 1988, and as staff economist for the Republican Platform Committee in 1984. After leaving the U.S. congress, she worked for three years as legislative counsel for a leading Washington, D.C. law firm. She also co-authored a book on reform of U.S. foreign policy.

In addition to her extensive government management experience, Dawn Engle also has extensive experience in the field of non-profit management. In 1986 she co-founded a Legislative Studies Institute in Washington, D.C. She served as President of the PTA in Boulder, Colorado in 1992-94. She co-founded and continues to serve as Chairman of Colorado Friends of Tibet, a non-profit organization with over 1,000 members. And in 1994, she joined Ivan Suvanjieff in co-founding the PeaceJam Foundation, which brings leading Nobel Peace Laureates together with youth to create new leadership for the 21st century. She continues in the position of co-director of the PeaceJam Foundation today.
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We need your VOTE to help PeaceJam win $1 million!

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 8:00am 7 Comments

$1,000,000 - yep, that's 1 million dollars and it could be awarded to PeaceJam! But it won't happen without your support. Please vote for us here on the Chase Community Giving Facebook application:

Click this button to go vote for PJ!

If we make the top 100 list we'll get $25k and be eligible to win $1,000,000. So please take a second to vote, invite your friends,… Continue

Back Online

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

We had a great weekend as the PeaceJam Affiliate Coordinators from all over the USA came to town for a retreat! There was great bonding, planning and inspiration and I think we're all going into today with a lot of energy and excitement!

The PeaceJam.org website also crashed during the weekend which wasn't so fun, but we got it back up today and managed to do a few updates during the process. Check it out and see if you can find the changes!…


Show Solidarity With The Iranian People

Posted on June 26, 2009 at 1:55am 0 Comments

(For more information please check this post on PeaceJam.org)

PeaceJam VISTA Pantea Beigi has a lot of reasons to be interested in what's happening in Iran right now - having family over there is a major one of them. She was born in Iran and moved to the USA in her teens, where she graduated college and has worked in many fields, two of which… Continue

New PeaceJam Site Online!

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 10:13pm 1 Comment

The wait is over! PeaceJam’s new site is online and active, eagerly waiting for you to come register an account and start participating! The new website will unite youth, PeaceJammers and Adults around the globe with Nobel Peace Laureates as we all work together to change the world. This community takes on the Global Call to Action issued by the 10 Nobel Peace Laureates of the PeaceJam board to complete 1 billion service projects by 2018. The Laureates are leading the movement, working… Continue

Dawn and Brett Engle Interview on Seeds4PEACE Radio Show

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 12:06am 1 Comment

Lynne Hazelden of Seeds4PEACE invited PeaceJam Co-Founder Dawn Engle and her son Brett Engle, the developer of the new website, to do an interview on her radio show on Sunday. They talked about the launch of the new website on Monday June 1st, and how it ties into PeaceJam and the Global Call to Action.

Listen to it below or by clicking here:…


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At 1:44pm on May 20, 2011, ABED MALHAS said…

Nobel Prize 4 Children;

The addition of children to Nobel; It will take a moment of your time but will impact for a lifetime; please send Emails to; info@nobel.se; to include NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN; Imagine the great positive effect- to all World children-student-university-education- culture-innovation-education outlet-industry-media-etc.  & all humanity; let us all join to bring this beautiful concept to reality;  CASA ( 9680  Member / 155 Country & growing ) www.casaart.org; Imagine a million child  from UR country or globally; 2 send  emails in one day ( they will be at Guinness World records; Please in any event U do try 2 have an internet corner 4 people 2 debate & send   emails 2 Nobel committee supporting the idea of - NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN; http://www.facebook.com/search/?flt=1&q=CASA&o=65&s=50#!/pages/Nobel-Prize-for-Children/381573120725?ref=searchwww.casaart.org

At 1:44pm on May 20, 2011, ABED MALHAS said…


dear friend my lady   I am honored 2 ,TK U 4 UR positive energy ,support , LOVE 2 ART , children ,humanity & CREATION ,


let US Enhance, Tolerance, Cooperation, Understanding, Acceptance, World Peace ,Confidence ,,Recognition ,Human Rights ,Cultural Enrichment ,Positive Globalization - Love & Help the less fortunate - Love & Protect the Environment;

METHOD CASA is initiating six GLOBAL NEW concepts;

- ART OLYMPIC ( equivalent 2 Sport Olympic )



- CASA ( care and share art ) GLOBAL TOURING EXH.



please inform the leaders of  UR country  , children; students; schools; academics; artists; museum; gallery; art outlets; sponsors; decision maker; celebrity; media; industry; etc.

it will benefit U , them , UR  country & the World
At 10:22am on June 18, 2010, Eva said…

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You are cordially invited.

Warm regards, Eva
At 1:46pm on December 31, 2009, Chetana said…

Happy New Year to you!
May every great new day
bring you sweet surprises--
Peace & Happiness in abundance.
Happy New Year to you,
And when the new year’s done,
May the next year be even better,
Full of pleasure, joy and fun.
At 7:59pm on November 17, 2009, Kalsi : We are all one . said…
Hi ! namaste.... my love and peace to you.
At 7:57pm on November 17, 2009, Rene Remington said…

At 5:10am on November 17, 2009, mody Ibrahem said…
hii Dawn ,
SENSUAL Pictures, Images and Photos
At 10:42am on October 27, 2009, mody Ibrahem said…
Love Rain Over Me Pictures, Images and Photos
At 1:05am on October 27, 2009, David Califa said…
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