Disarmament? Demobilization and Reintegration

2017-09-01T16:45:50+00:00

By Daniel Mesa Gómez The Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) processes are strategies used in United Nations peacebuilding and peacekeeping operations, although they have begun to be used independently by states and other institutions involved [...]

Disarmament? Demobilization and Reintegration 2017-09-01T16:45:50+00:00

Shaping Peacemakers

2017-09-01T16:45:51+00:00

by Milicia Njegovan On Monday, July 17th I saw the opening of the International Peace and Security Institute’s (IPSI) inaugural Symposium in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina (BiH). This is the first IPSI symposium to [...]

Shaping Peacemakers 2017-09-01T16:45:51+00:00

Forgiveness and Hope

2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

By: Karen Fancher The film screening of “Pretty Village” was a profound glimpse into the dynamics of reentering a community after suffering mass atrocities at the hands of one’s neighbors. I was impressed by [...]

Forgiveness and Hope 2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

Creative Transitions in Central Sahel

2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

By Daniel Mesa Gómez Audra Dykman explored a framework to holistic transitions by looking at the Central Sahel region as a case study to reflect on what has to be done in situations where a [...]

Creative Transitions in Central Sahel 2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

Approaches to Security – Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration

2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

By Elliot Short Today’s studies at the 2017 Sarajevo Symposium on Post-Conflict traditions began with a lecture from William Stuebner  (Bill) on Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR). We looked at two case studies in [...]

Approaches to Security – Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration 2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

Memory and Reconciliation

2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

By Phillipa Meikle On the last day of the first week of our Symposium, we enjoyed a presentation regarding Memory and Reconciliation from Dr. Sabina Čehajić-Clancy, who is an Associate Professor of Political Psychology, Department [...]

Memory and Reconciliation 2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

There Is No Such Thing as Universal

2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

By Alexandria Farris While listening to the speakers today a thought that kept coming to mind was how often one person's idea of what's best for someone else isn't actually what's best for that person. [...]

There Is No Such Thing as Universal 2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

One of the Best Learning Experiences of My Life!

2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

By Adnan Al-Hammody Today’s lectures at the Sarajevo Symposium were among the densest yet most interesting ones I have ever had in my life! The amount of information I learned was just colossal. Not [...]

One of the Best Learning Experiences of My Life! 2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

Sarajevo Symposium – Day 2

2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

By Philippa Meikle On the morning of the second day of the Symposium, all 31 participants and staff members engaged in an exercise run by Deborah Mancini which aimed at broadening our perspectives of governance and [...]

Sarajevo Symposium – Day 2 2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

Sarajevo Symposium – Day 1

2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00

By Alexandria Farris The first day of the Sarajevo symposium introduced the complexity of post-conflict societies. At first glance, a post-conflict transition may appear as a somewhat generalizable idea that all post-conflict transitions can [...]

Sarajevo Symposium – Day 1 2017-09-01T16:45:53+00:00
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