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Kujenga Amani is produced by the African Peacebuilding Network to provide listeners with informative commentary by scholars, practitioners, and policymakers working in the field of African peacebuilding. Recorded at various workshops, conferences, and meetings organized by the APN, these podcasts are disseminated with the intention of mapping emerging challenges and responding to knowledge and policy gaps, while simultaneously connecting peacebuilding conversations within Africa to those in ...
 
What are current challenges facing the peacebuilding community and the new opportunities, initiatives, and insights offered by leading organizations working towards peace? As violent conflict increases around the world and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate instability and insecurity in conflict affected and fragile states, The Peace: We Build It! podcast is exploring innovative peace-centered approaches to addressing these global issues. Join host Tanya Domi, Senior Fellow for Co ...
 
Your source for inspiring conversations on topics related to the strategies of building peace, fostering nonviolence, and creating a world that thrives. This dialogue will shift our understanding toward empathy, compassion and connection. Peace On gives you access to information and advice from thought leaders across the spectrum, sharing their peace related wisdom and insights that reflect the vast wealth of violence prevention technologies now emerging on the national and international stage.
 
This is a podcast designed to foster conversation and deeper reflection on vocation. We interview current students and alumni from PLU from various disciplines, asking big questions, and really fleshing out what vocation looks like in the everyday. The name is a reference to Mary Oliver’s poem, Wild Geese. Discovering vocation is not about being perfect or good, but about listening. It requires authenticity, self-awareness and awareness of the world around us. Hosted by Becca McInally, a stu ...
 
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska institutet - UI) is an independent institute and a platform for research and information on international relations and foreign policy. The Institute's mission is to inform and enrich the public debate by promoting interest in and knowledge of international relations and foreign policy. This mission is pursued through our research, seminars, Utrikesmagasinet (UI's online forum for analysis and opinion) and by presence in the me ...
 
Founded in 2012, News Deeply is an innovative network of theme-driven information and community platforms, convening engaged, knowledgeable, and passionate audiences. Led by an award winning team of domain-expert journalists, our topical platforms combine real-time storytelling, investigative reporting and data, and expert-driven insights with online and offline community interactions. Our readers and our partners include leaders from the private sector, government, civil society, and academ ...
 
Podcast series "Pathways to Peace" is a production of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC)(https://ecdpeace.org). In this series, we discuss how positive early childhood development can lead to global peace. Listen in as we talk with experts about the experiences and the challenges they face in implementing early childhood development programs to build a more peaceful world. The ECPC brings together leaders from international organizations, academia, practice, philanthropy, networks, ...
 
A weekly journey across the landscape of the collective soul. Each episode seeks to orient our lives to the unfolding experience of spirituality, ethics, sexuality and gender roles, civic engagement, our role in the ecosphere and more. Curated by Dan Senter in his role as guide to a progressive christian congregation in the California, Bay Area, and active participant in the commons. Featuring emerging scholars from around the world studying at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Cal ...
 
Welcome to the War Studies podcast. We bring you world-leading research from the School of Security Studies at King’s College London, the largest community of scholars in the world dedicated to the study of all aspects of security, defence and international relations. We aim to explore the complex realm of conflict and uncover the challenges at the heart of navigating world affairs and diplomatic relations, because we believe the study of war is fundamental to understanding the world we live ...
 
Relief, Development and Podcast, is a new podcast from MCC. This show is all about staying connected, especially at this unusual time — connecting with each other and connecting with the realities faced by displaced and people made vulnerable around the world. Hosted by Scott Campbell, director of donor relations and communications for MCC Canada, every episode features a conversation with a special guest, stories from the field and updates about people and programs making an impact all arou ...
 
"She Stands for Peace" is a podcast by the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), hosted by Dr Yemisi Akinbobola. She Stands for Peace explores the state of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa, through a series of conversations with key actors. From policymakers, to donors, and grassroots peacebuilders, each episode takes a deep dive to unpack the various insights and lived experiences of guests to explore the central question; "20 years after UNSCR 1325 was passed, h ...
 
Welcome to Yoga and Leadership podcast. My name is Kristina, former Corporate Manager from Dubai turned Yogi, Meditator & Wellness Expert. Each week I bring you an inspiring person or tool to enhance and deepen your leadership. Whether you are leading yourself, your family or organisation towards better health - ancient yogic tools are there to help you create, lasting, & sustaining change.
 
Why are some places affected by violence and disorder while others enjoy peace and stability? From the University of Chicago Public Policy Podcasts, “Root of Conflict” analyzes violent conflict around the world, and the people, societies, and policy issues it affects. We meet with leading experts to discuss what can be done to create more peaceful societies. This series is produced in partnership with the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, Harris School of Pu ...
 
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“The seeds of peace come from the ground.” “You don’t begin by going to library. Theology begins on the street. Go to understand what Scripture and tradition have to say about those questions [on the street], and new questions will arise.”Growing up Christian and attending seminary at a time of heightening tensions between Buddhists and Hindus in h…
 
On September 10, 2021, USIP reflected on how the tragic events of 9/11 have shaped the field of peacebuilding. USIP Board Chair and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley, USIP Vice Chair Ambassador George Moose and USIP President and CEO Lise Grande discussed how the field of peacebuilding has changed in the last 20 years — and how it …
 
"Just because I take everything in my stride, smile through everything, doesn’t mean I don’t feel pain, loss or get hurt, it just means that every day I make a choice to transcend the negative and use every moment there is breath in this body to positively impact the world around me." -- Preethi SrinivasanBorn in 1979, Preethi was a very gifted and…
 
Violent conflicts are increasingly defined by overlapping webs of alliances, proxies and other types of “support relationships” between state and non-state belligerents. To help policymakers understand the stakes of these partnerships, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently launched its seminal report, “Allies, Partners and Pr…
 
James Darrah lives in New York City, and was living in New York City on 9/11/01, when the planes hit the two towers and changed the world. His story was about that day, and also the days and months that followed. His personal experience involved going into a dark place for many months — as was true for so many. Then, because of the beloved communit…
 
On a chilly morning in November, 2013, Deborah Cohan, MD, a clinical professor and program director at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, walked into an operating suite, her curly hair tucked under a cap, not to perform surgery but to undergo a double mastectomy for breast cancer. Within minutes, the sterile room began t…
 
Conflict in northern Nigeria is once again on the rise. On September 9, USIP and Mercy Corps held a discussion about new research and evidence that examine the complex linkages between the political, economic and identity-based conflicts that are driving broader conflict in northern Nigeria — as well as the implications for policy and programmatic …
 
Women’s efforts were indispensable in the Second World War effort, yet their stories are often missing from the general narratives. The nature of the job they did, the unabating dangers they faced and how they experienced the ups and downs of professional and personal war life, is still under-researched and under-reported. In this special episode w…
 
[Note from Curators -- Call just closed. To continue the dialogue post-call with the speakers and other listeners, join here.] In 1985, when Prof. Anil Gupta was invited by the Bangladeshi government to help restructure their agricultural sector, a moral dilemma gripped him. He noticed how the marginalized farmers were being paid poorly for their o…
 
Patricia Tallman has been a professional actor since she was 15, and became a stunt woman in her 30’s. In her 50’s, after doing everything she could think of to make a life for herself and her son, she finally had to admit that she was lost. In the recovery from a breakdown, she learned to listen to her own inner guidance system and now, in additio…
 
As a surgeon based in eastern Nebraska, Demetrio Aguila, MD, has drawn patients from 34 states, 6 countries, and 4 continents, not only because of his innovative, life-changing surgeries for people suffering with chronic pain, but because of the compassionate payment option he offers: in lieu of dollars, patients can donate community service hours …
 
As a 12-year-old Croatian-American girl in the anti-Soviet climate of the 1960s, Marilyn Turkovich boldly subscribed to the magazine ‘Soviet Life’ without her parents’ knowledge. Postal deliveries weren’t covered in brown paper at the time, which meant that the magazine was no secret to the postal delivery person as well as the neighbors. Upon lear…
 
Born in Chennai to Mrs. Visalakshi and Mr. Narayanaswamy into a musical and dance family, Bindhumalini has at once been embracing tradition and playing with its boundaries.She imbibed Carnatic music from the family, especially her grandmother Seetha Doraiswamy, a well known Jal Tarang instrumentalist. And went on to immerse herself in Hindustani mu…
 
On this episode we’re talking about the importance of integrating peace and development in Colombia, a place with a long history of armed conflict. Featuring a story from Dionisio Alarcón about how he uses storytelling to help victims of violence process their trauma. Host Scott interviews Sara Melgarejo, an MCC staff person who has a front row sea…
 
Paul Chepikian is a Greek Armenian immigrant, born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and growing up in Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon until his family came to the United States when he was eight years old — and he grew up in New Jersey. When he was ten years old, his parents were arguing and he became concerned and afraid. He dialed the Operator on the pho…
 
“We all need a reason to wake up,” says Dr. Miller. “For me, it just took 11,000 volts.”BJ Miller, MD, is a public figure and palliative care physician who has brought a singular presence — often described by his colleagues and patients as a certain “magic” without an ounce of pretense — to the field of death and dying for the past twenty years. A …
 
In the seventh episode of the Alliance for Peacebuilding's Peace: We Build It! podcast series, join host Tanya Domi and Mercy Corps guests Mayesha Alam, Senior Advisor of Research and Strategy, and Ryan Sheely, Director of Research - Governance and Conflict. This episode explores Mercy Corps' recent report, A Clash of Contagions: The Impact of COVI…
 
Vinod Sreedhar is a Goa-based social entrepreneur and environmental educator working in the realm of Systems Thinking.In 1996, he decided to walk out of college -- he was studying Commerce in Bombay -- and started composing and producing music for the advertising industry. India's newly liberalized economy was seeing massive growth in new televisio…
 
With escalating violence in Afghanistan, intensifying competition between the United States and China, limited hopes for rapprochement with India, and the COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan’s neighborhood is evolving — and Pakistan’s national security approach will have to evolve with it. On August 5, USIP hosted a conversation with Pakistan’s National Se…
 
North Korea’s unwillingness or hesitation to meet with the United States raises questions about North Korea’s motivations, fears and calculus — as well as whether Washington and Seoul’s best course of action is greater outreach, pressure or patience. On August 4, USIP and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea co-hosted a discussion on the current st…
 
The U.S. government will soon launch a Vietnamese Wartime Accounting Initiative following decades of Vietnamese cooperation to conduct the fullest possible accounting of missing U.S. personnel. To support this and other bilateral initiatives, USIP has established a new project that will promote greater dialogue both in and between the United States…
 
Dr Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili is co-convener of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. In this episode, we speak with Dr Obiagelli Ezekwesili about inspiring and organising the next generation of peacebuilders. She shares insights on how we might approach governance and youth participation differently.
 
“Unlike Greek, Aramaic presents a fluid and holistic view of the cosmos. The arbitrary borders found in Greek between ‘mind,’ ‘body,’ and ‘spirit’ fall away.” —Neil Douglas-Klotz, Prayers of the Cosmos Neil Douglas-Klotz, a world-renowned scholar in religious studies and psychology, defies easy categorization. He is a poet. Musician. Teacher of emb…
 
The Congressional Nuclear Security Working Group, co-chaired by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL), is a bipartisan caucus dedicated to facilitating awareness and engagement on the urgent threats posed by the prospect of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism. The caucus goals include strengthening nuclear safeguards, sec…
 
Driven by violent conflict and insecurity, the world is facing a new displacement crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated displacement trends, pushing healthcare infrastructure to the brink and creating dire economic conditions as countries struggle to contain the virus. Meanwhile, climate change uprooted more than 30 million people—the highe…
 
China-Venezuela relations were strong at the outset of the 21st Century, but there are indications that China may be growing dissatisfied with the status quo. These include failed infrastructure projects, labor disputes, the challenges of navigating oil embargos and, most importantly, Venezuela’s inability to repay billions of dollars in loans from…
 
Adrianne Ferree worked for 37 years in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and a portion of the time was working in inmate programs, creating sustainability programs: farm, garden, recycling center, woodshed, welding shop and more. One day in the woodshed she saw a beautifully crafted Adirondack chair, with curved edges, made of redwood, a…
 
When the photographer/artist husband of renowned immigration lawyer Sheela Murthy suggested more than 25 years ago that she should freely give away detailed information about navigating the immigration laws and system on the then-nascent World Wide Web, Murthy was skeptical. Legal information, after all, was the stock in trade of immigration lawyer…
 
“Where do you see the company 10 years from now?” -- this is a question which perhaps every corporate leader has heard and dedicated much of their time and energies in predicting and shaping. It was 2016 and Mekin Maheshwari, then Chief-people-officer of Flipkart, the largest ecommerce company in India, sat in the board-room with few other leaders …
 
After being selected as the chair of the African Union this year, President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo set an ambitious agenda for 2021 — ranging from the promotion of African culture to peacebuilding to COVID-19 vaccine distribution. On July 20, USIP hosted a discussion with President Tshisekedi and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)…
 
“In almost every area of life, humanity is being invited to turn its attention to reestablishing our original unity with the earth.” – John Philip Newell"Life’s essential harmony is within each of us. So also is life’s brokenness. To be part of transformation is to look falseness in the face, to passionately name it and denounce it in our world, an…
 
On this episode we explore how honouring treaties with Indigenous peoples is connected to peacebuilding. We feature the story of the Two Row Wampum belt and guest Adrian Jacobs, who is Ganosono of the Turtle Clan, Cayuga Nation of the Six Nations Haudenosaunee Confederacy, joins us to talk about how his people are asserting sovereignty and fighting…
 
Billions of dollars are spent every year on pacifying conflict zones by international organisations and NGOs. However, the past five years have seen the worst refugee crisis in the world since World War II, and conflicts continue to erupt despite unabated these massive peacekeeping missions. So why is the aid industry failing to deliver lasting pea…
 
For this wrap-up episode we've switched sides of the microphone to interview our host for the last 39 episodes, Ian Quick. (With thanks to Sam Meikle for taking over interviewing duties.)He talks about his formative experiences in the development & conflict management sectors, and why oral history felt like a meaningful contribution at this point i…
 
The Peace Teachers Program is rooted in the conviction that educators can be pivotal in bringing issues of international conflict and practical peacebuilding skills into their classrooms, schools and communities. Each school year, USIP selects a cohort of outstanding American middle and high school teachers from different U.S. states to receive edu…
 
An inspiring weekend, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the legislation to create a cabinet-level Department of Peacebuilding in our federal government. Our special guest speakers were Matthew Albracht, Judy Kimmel and Nancy Merritt sharing stories about how the concept and campaign began, and experiences throughout the years. We also had many lo…
 
When Jonathan Gustin was around 12 years of age, he was enthralled by a 1970s’ television show that featured a blind Buddhist priest teaching a boy his age about enlightenment and duty. “I would live for these scenes where the priest gave the boy spiritual instruction!” he recounts. That early fascination with enlightenment led him to meditation, a…
 
Hang Mai is a green, social entrepreneur from Vietnam. She runs Xanh Shop, which connects produce of farmers and interested urban citizens. She recently transformed the business to foster gift ecology in the associated communities. She believes that "large is small, many times over.'' So she focuses her energy on growing people and encourages them …
 
On July 7, USIP hosted Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, to discuss Pakistan’s responses to recent developments in Afghanistan, the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations and emerging regional security challenges in South Asia. Speakers Lise Grande, welcoming remarks President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace H.E. Dr. Asa…
 
Host Paul Ingles profiles 3 musicians whose music turned the attention of their fans to issues of peacemaking, social justice and ending hunger & poverty. From his first single in 1972 ("Doctor My Eyes") to his latest 2021 album DOWNHILL FROM EVERYWHERE, musician Jackson Browne has used many of his songs to raise consciousness over the environment,…
 
This time on Peace Talks Radio, we’ll talk about ways that countries have addressed systematic human rights violations after they emerge from periods of conflict and repression. While there’s no one magic solution, transitional justice is a collection of strategies for creating sustainable approaches and avoiding destructive outcomes when a country…
 
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