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The Peace Process Cycle and Managing a Mediation Process

by Alice Dean, Canada Dr. Joyce Neu, the Founder and Senior Associate of Facilitating Peace and a former Team Leader of United Nations’ Standby Team of Mediation experts, continued her lecture with us on Tuesday, [...]

Conceptualization to Application: Reflections on a Week Exploring International Criminal Justice Mechanisms

  Jennifer MacNeill (US) It is one thing to sit in a classroom for weeks, months - years even, and learn about concepts such as “restorative and retributive justice”, “frameworks”, and “alternatives to state building”…It [...]

Prosecutorial Strategies in an International Context

  Ojo Osaigbovo (Nigeria/Australia) The debate regarding the efficacy of punitive versus restorative justice has been an increasingly central one in global political discourse. As a proponent of a punitive form of post-war transitional justice [...]

Not all the pineapples look alike! A communication exercise with Joyce Neu

by Alejandra Pineda, Colombia  We had the privilege of starting the third week of the IPSI 2015 Bologna Symposium with a two-day training session on conflict resolution and women´s inclusion in peace processes with Dr. [...]

On Bureaucrats and Monsters

(Sarah Littisha Jansen, Canada)  To hear David Crane, former founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, tell it, one would understand that the greatest insult he ever received was when Thabo Mbeki [...]

IPSI’s 2015 Visit to the ICTY

Alpana Modi (Australia) The last 24 hours on the ICTY have been highly educational – dining with an interpreter of the ICTY, attending the hearing of Ratko Mladić at the ICTY and having a question [...]

Pray the Devil Back to Hell…

by Leenat Jilani, Canada Yesterday our class had the great privilege of hearing from Joyce Neu, a conflict resolution specialist and the first team leader of United Nations’ Standby Team of Mediation Experts. However, it was [...]

In the Pursuit of Justice

Benita Sumita (India) International justice is a powerful and powerless word simultaneously. It means all and nothing as I have come to see and understand it in the last couple of days of learning about [...]

You Think You Know Statebuilding?

Daniel Holmes (Canada)  Forget everything you thought you knew about statebuilding. The esteemed Dr. Robert Lamb challenged the class with the most difficult and frustrating lesson to date. As the day started, Dr. Lamb led [...]

Reflections on the Balkan Condition

Elfrid Pati (Albania) It is three days since the 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre, and as I sit in a boat-turned-outdoors seating for a restaurant I’ve recently grown fond of on one of The [...]

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