Building bridges for peace

2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

by Shagufta Hayat, Pakistan Participants coming from diverse backgrounds, origins and cultures widen the message of coming together for a cause, to understand and respect each other’s norms, values and traditions. In a larger perspective [...]

Building bridges for peace 2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

Embracing complexity

2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

by Ben Collard, Australia Today we heard from the Bologna Symposium's keynote speaker, Lieutenant-General (retd.) Roméo Dallaire. The General is a former Artillery officer, a position that encompasses a variety of roles, the primary one [...]

Embracing complexity 2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

“We stumbled into a new era”

2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

by George A. Stairs, Canada With that, The Honourable Lt-Gen. (Rtd.) Roméo Dallaire launched into his description of the “New World Disorder,” the state of affairs existing in the post-Cold War world where the previous [...]

“We stumbled into a new era” 2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

Searching the Soul for Peace

2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

by Raghda Abu-Shala, Palestine    When we first arrived at the 2014 IPSI Bologna Symposium each participant was asked to choose one training day to write a blog post reflecting our thoughts on what we [...]

Searching the Soul for Peace 2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

Experiences in Knowledge and Training

2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

by Mojdeh Abtahi, Iran We concluded the second week of the 2014 Bologna Symposium with Clingendael Institute Deputy Director Wilbur Perlot as well as Alvaro de Soto, a career diplomat who has held senior positions [...]

Experiences in Knowledge and Training 2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

The Efficacy of Non-Violent Action

2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

by Punya Bagga, India/Canada As we moved into our third week of the symposium, we were introduced to a form of conflict resolution, or more appropriately, a different way of waging conflict: nonviolent action. Hailing [...]

The Efficacy of Non-Violent Action 2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

Fulfillment in a Career as a Peacebuilder

2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

by Amy Guest, USA When I started graduate school nearly a year ago, I was positive that I wanted to get involved in international relations and diplomacy. My end goal was to work for the [...]

Fulfillment in a Career as a Peacebuilder 2017-09-01T16:46:03+00:00

La verità, niente di più sovversivo

2017-09-01T16:46:04+00:00

by Claire Connellan, Austrailia    On Thursday, as our third week at the Bologna Symposium neared its end, we began the first of two days of presentations by Jack Duvall, Dr. Maciej Bartkowski and Dr. [...]

La verità, niente di più sovversivo 2017-09-01T16:46:04+00:00

The Centrality of Protection and a Rights-based Approach

2017-09-01T16:46:04+00:00

by Marta d'Agosto, Italy   When Dept. Secretary General Jan Eliasson gave the keynote speech at the 2014 Bologna IPSI Symposium, the students asked him, “What shall we take into account when working in the humanitarian [...]

The Centrality of Protection and a Rights-based Approach 2017-09-01T16:46:04+00:00

Reconciliation: The Challenge of Demobilizing the Mind

2017-09-01T16:46:04+00:00

by Nastasha Tara Hibbard, South Africa How can reconciliation be achieved when the memory of a conflict and the need for justice weighs heavy on one's soul? This is a question that many people, including myself, have [...]

Reconciliation: The Challenge of Demobilizing the Mind 2017-09-01T16:46:04+00:00
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