September 5th, 2012 reading and signing event in downtown Washington, DC:
“Powerful Peace, Live from DC”
D.C. needs solutions; Robert DuBois has them. America’s policymakers brought the author of Powerful Peace to Washington so they could learn in person this Retired Navy SEAL’s game-changing “lessons on peace from a lifetime at war.” The Michael Ostrolenk show is bringing to you exclusive audio from this live briefing—before an audience of those shaping the future direction of the United States—held on September 5, 2012 in our nation’s capital.
Enjoy Rob’s twenty-minute TEDx Talk from TEDx Sunriver, Utah on June 26th, 2012:
“What the Hell is Smart Power?”
Part One of four-part interview series from the Michael Ostrolenk Show:
“Moving from ‘Us vs. Them’ to Powerful Peace”
Retired Navy SEAL Robert DuBois witnessed the September 11th attack on America live on TV while deployed in an Arab country. No cheers were heard from the Arab SEALs watching in the same room with Rob and his American SEAL team. The Arab SEALs were appalled and angered by this terrorist act of war. It isn’t simply “us versus them” realized Rob. In this podcast with Michael, Rob recounts this and other “lessons on peace from a lifetime at war,” the subtitle of his book Powerful Peace.
Part Two of four-part interview series from the Michael Ostrolenk Show:
“Keeping the peace is more than the ability to kick ass.”
Establishing global security requires a holistic approach not just a superiority in breaking things, explains retired Navy SEAL Robert DuBois in part II of his conversation with Michael Ostrolenk. To illustrate this (and in a nod to the late Stephen Covey) Rob divides his book, Powerful Peace, into four sections: Body, Mind, Heart, and Soul. In addition to discussing these 4 divisions of the book, Rob reveals a personal experience from Abu Ghraib prison that prompted a greater appreciation of alternate perspectives.
Part Three of four-part interview series from the Michael Ostrolenk Show:
“Man Up and Humble Down”
Retired Navy SEAL and author of Powerful Peace Robert DuBois is back for part III of the conversation with Michael Ostrolenk. In this podcast Rob emphasizes that a meaningful peace between individuals, groups, or countries requires dialog, trust, respect, and recognizing the dignity of unfamiliar cultures and individuals. In summary, man up and be accountable for one’s mistakes and humble down to listen & learn from others’ points of view. Rob depicts his gradual realization of these truths through vivid glimpses of his journeys across the globe. Hard lessons learned from Turkish bars, make-shift strip clubs, and Perdue Chicken all come to light in today’s exchange. Learn more at PowerfulPeace.net about Rob’s book and his work to promote smart power, cultural competency and ultimately stop the needless harm and loss resulting from misplaced and unbridled hate.
Part Four of four-part interview series from the Michael Ostrolenk Show:
“From Battlefield to Classroom and Boardroom to Bedroom”
Back by popular demand for a fourth interview is Retired Navy SEAL Robert DuBois, author of Powerful Peace, the book revolutionizing conflict prevention concepts needed now more than ever in our increasingly polarized world with escalating harmful consequences of the antiquated us vs. them paradigm.