Anthropology in Public Sphere: Global Peace and Development

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Prof. K. K. Misra Former Vice-Chancellor

Utkal University of Culture

Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India



Many significant events of the present era demonstrate that Anthropology has established a firm grip in the public sphere – enabling the most of novel forms of communication to reach beyond academic circles and distributing knowledge widely and freely. Global peace is one of the most important challenges facing humanity today. The contemporary world not only faces an onslaught of combative COVID -19 but also challenges emanating from escalation in protracted ethnic violence, religious fundamentalism, militancy and wars across countries and continents. This infectious hatred between the warring factions has brought untold misery to innocent masses, in particular to child victims, who have very little to do with the causes and consequences of war. Althou