From Conflict Avoider to Conflict Expert

By Marianne Perez de Fransius Thinking about how I ended up as an expert in peace and conflict transformation, I realized that my time at Georgetown University was pivotal. In the spring of my sophomore year, I studied abroad in Jerusalem and then worked at the Jerusalem Post over the summer. There was hope about the Read more about From Conflict Avoider to Conflict Expert[…]

Greek Solidarity with Struggling Turks

Guest contributor Vasilis Migkos gives an update on the Greek reaction to the Turkish upheaval, describing how these traditional rivals are now supporting each other.  Thessaloniki, June 13, 2013 Democracy, respect of human rights and liberties, freedom of speech and of self identification are fundamental concepts of human civilization. When it comes to their defense Read more about Greek Solidarity with Struggling Turks[…]

Kai Brand-Jacobsen — Supporting those Building Peace in Cyprus

In Part 2 of 2, guest contributor Vasilis Migkos interviews the co-founder of Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) and the director of its Department of Peace Operations (DPO), Kai Brand-Jacobsen who shares his experiences, emotions, thoughts and ideas about peacebuilding in Cyprus. (Read Part 1.)  Kai, as far as I know, Read more about Kai Brand-Jacobsen — Supporting those Building Peace in Cyprus[…]

Peace Could be Possible in Turkey

If Turkey wants to join the ranks of countries like Norway, Canada and Japan, it has some work to do. May 9, 2013 – Last month, I was invited to teach a Peace Journalism course and speak at a conference in Istanbul, Turkey which gave me an opportunity to revisit and re-acquaint myself with a country Read more about Peace Could be Possible in Turkey[…]