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Peacebuilding in Europe

Peacebuilding in Europe

This initiative examines contemporary peace concerns in Europe from a reflexive, cross-disciplinary perspective. Through applied research conducted in collaboration with students of the IHEID Global Security Capstone Project, this initiative is considering how ‘peace’ is conceived in Europe in 2020, the main political and security debates relevant to contemporary notions of peacebuilding in Europe and the main fault lines and opportunities for peacebuilding today. This initiative will also showcase the work of local level actors in Europe working for peace on issues relating to migration, preventing violent extremism, countering hate-speech and xenophobia, governance and security, and democracy and elections.

Persons interested in joining this initiative should contact Claudia at claudia[@]gpplatform[dot]ch. 

 

Upcoming Events*

  • Tools for Changemakers, Shaping the Future together through Dialogue.
    Date: 17-19 July 2020. CAUX FOURM ONLINE, Initiatives of Change
    Tools for Changemakers – Shaping the Future Together Through Dialogue will be a three-day online event, bringing together people of all backgrounds who are passionate about helping to make their communities cohesive and inclusive places, where everyone’s voice is considered. Information and registration link here

Artwork 

Drawings and illustrations submitted that speak to the topic of peacebuilding in Europe. 
To submit/recommend artwork to be showcased please contact Kathryn at kathryn[at]gpplatform[dot]ch. 

"Listen" by Kathryn Gichini

Illustration by Kathryn Gichini entitled "Listen".

 

Blog Posts

  • What do we do with our next breath? Claudia Seymour. Link to blog post here

 

Written Interviews

  • The Roots of Racism, Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou and Bram Barnes.
    Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Link to the article here
    As the racist narrative continues to make headlines in the United States, and with a public growing increasingly divided over the issue, progress seems complicated. To further understand the complex nature of racism, history often serves as a starting point. In an interview, Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Professor of International History and Chair of the International History Department, and Bram Barnes, PhD candidate in International History, provide insight into racism's roots and steps to untangle them for a more equitable world. 

 

Podcasts

  • Racial Injustice and the Death of George Floyd Podcast: Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou and Davide Rodogno.
    Link here. This episode of “What Matters Today” features a discussion about what is happening in the United States at the moment following the death of George Floyd during his arrest by police in Minneapolis last week. 4 June 20.

 

*Please note that events are not necessarily curated or hosted by the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, rather the page serves as a platform for showcasing relevant events from the Peacebuilding in Europe Community Curation initiative.  

 

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