India and Pakistan are restive neighbors. The threat of nuclear arms is ever present in the subcontinent . We know that if any country uses nuclear weapons in today’s day and age then we are doomed. Still, what if any of the leaders decide to tread the dangerous path (remember the scary exchanges between President … Continue reading The Korean Experience: A training in nuclear non-proliferation, energy and politics.. By Roli Mahajan
Connection is an important part of Rotary’s mission. Fellows in Class XVIII tell us what they’ve learned from each other—skills that will stay with them throughout their careers. Sometimes, the most important things we learn come from the people around us. It sounds like a cliché, but while academic studies are useful in advancing our … Continue reading In eight months, here’s what we’ve learned from our fellow Fellows
Ayako Tsujisaka, Class XVII Northeast Asia is a highly interesting region from peace and conflict research point of view. According to the East Asian Peace Program, East Asia, including Northeast Asia, has recorded an extremely low level of battle-related deaths since 1979, although it was the region that counted more than 80 per cent of … Continue reading Applied Field Experience: The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in Northeast Asia
Every day too many people around the world still go to bed on an empty stomach, small-scale farmers in developing countries, notably, work hard throughout the year but cannot produce enough to feed their children. Thus, it’s become a challenge in achieving the second so-called ‘sustainable development goal’, which calls for a commitment to end … Continue reading Food (In)security in Zambia
Tanushree Rao, Class XVIII I spent a few days last month in Oslo as part of the Oslo Dialogue (while learning how to exist in -8 degree weather), held in partnership between Uppsala University’s Department of Peace and Conflict Research, the University of Oslo, the Swedish Embassy in Oslo and Voksenåsen. I’ve heard former and future … Continue reading Peace, evidence, and idealism: is there any harmony there?
Fully funded by the Rotary Foundation, the prestigious Rotary Peace Fellowship program is designed for individuals and professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. A key component of the Fellowship is the Applied Field Experience (AFE). The AFE provides the RPFs with a unique opportunity— usually between two … Continue reading Applied Field Experience: Rwandan Women’s Role in Post-conflict Reconstruction By Abdul Karim Issifu, class XVII
By Roli Mahajan, Rotary Peace Fellow class XVII Time is an interesting concept. In capitalist theory time is often equal to money, for ordinary people we are often struggling to utilize the time that we have been given on this earth to balance our act between professional activities and things that we really enjoy. Thus, … Continue reading AFE, the time to realize your dreams