Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 326 Implementation The Global Peace Initiative is now dynamically implementing this Brain-Based Approach to Peace on a national and global scale. NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION–USA Harnessing the power of a large group of peace-creating experts for America The United States clearly plays a pivotal role in world events and in global policies and trends. Creating a powerful, peaceful influence in the U.S. and in its domestic and foreign policy will itself have a significant positive impact on global peace. In addition, building confidence in the scientific, public policy, and philanthropic communities in the U.S. through a successful implementation of this national project will accelerate its acceptance, support, and utilization on a global scale. Previous research demonstrates that a group of 2,500 advanced meditation experts (approximately the square root of one percent of the national population) in one place in the U.S. is enough to produce the“National Maharishi Effect”—a peaceful, positive influence of sufficient magnitude to defuse national tensions and prevent the upsurge of crime and violence on a national scale. . 20 global peace initiative