About Our Name
Albert Einstein was deeply concerned about war, oppression, dictatorship, genocide, and nuclear weapons. He was willing to explore new approaches to confronting these problems of political violence, although he was not always happy with the choices available to him. At various times he was a war resister, a supporter of the war against the Nazi system, and an advocate of world government. In his later life, he became enormously impressed with the potential of nonviolent struggle. In 1950, he remarked on a United Nations radio broadcast that, "On the whole, I believe that Gandhi held the most enlightened views of all the political men in our time...."
Today, the Albert Einstein Institution continues work on that aspect of Einstein's thought, examining the potential of nonviolent struggle to resolve the continuing problems of political violence.