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
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
by Yin YinThatun, Class XVI As I reflect on International Women’s Day, and the ongoing peace process in Myanmar, I see how much more work needs to be done to better implement the laws that have already been established to facilitate women’s participation. The lack of commitment to ensuring and strengthening the inclusion of women … Continue reading Women are Ready, but Where are They? Reflection on Myanmar Women’s Participation in the Peace Process
By Henrique Siniciato Terra Garbino, Class XVI As part of the Rotary-sponsored applied field experience (AFE), I had the opportunity to join the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) in its programmes in Tajikistan and Ukraine, from June to August 2018, with a short in-between stop at headquarters in Geneva. During this period, I … Continue reading Mine action: an untapped research topic?
By Jasper Peet-Martel, Class XVI Utilizing the incredible opportunity presented to me by Rotary International’s funded Applied Field Experience I wanted to better understand and contrast conflict prevention and mitigation work at the policy and local levels. Having prior professional experience working in the Burma/Myanmar peace process primarily at local levels, I was curious to broaden … Continue reading Broadening the scope: A search for a regional perspective on working for peace
By Masumi Honda, Class XVI My Applied Field Experience (AFE) took me back to Gaziantep, Turkey – where I spent a year prior to becoming a peace fellow working for an international NGO to deliver humanitarian aid into Syria. I went back to the same field, same location with a little different angle, armed … Continue reading A simple tribute
By Kaitlin McGarvey, Class XVI On July 23, 2018 Saddle Dam D in southern Laos collapsed displacing at least 6,000 people in Laos and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people in Cambodia (just south of Laos). Reports vary, but between 27 and 36 people have been confirmed dead, with about 100 people still missing. … Continue reading Hydropower on the Mekong: a threat to social and environmental well-being