• Job Vacancy – Project Officer – Building Peace Leaders Team (ACTS Faculty)

    CPCS is looking for one Project Officer for the Building Peace Leaders Team (ACTS Faculty). The ACTS faculty person will primarily be responsible together with the rest of the ACTS team for teaching, grading and supervising research in the ACTS program. Additional responsibilities will include other academic research and curriculum development.
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    Job Vacancy – Project Officer – Building Peace Leaders Team (ACTS Faculty)
  • Job Vacancy – Project Officer – Engaging Conflict Parties

    CPCS is looking for one Project Officer for the Engaging Conflict Parties Program. The Officer will help build the capacities and capabilities of conflict parties in the field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Facilitates dialogue, workshops and trainings that further enhance knowledge and skills on the peace process and strengthen relationships. Additional responsibilities include workshop design and preparation as well administrative and logistical support for the program. Click here for more information.

    Job Vacancy – Project Officer – Engaging Conflict Parties
  • Commemoration of the Paris Peace Accords

    The 23rd of October, 2014, marks the 23rd anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords. On this day, the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies is proud to share a commemorative speech delivered by CPCS Director, Emma Leslie, from an event held in Phnom Penh to celebrate this landmark of peace in Cambodian history. Click here for more information.

    Commemoration of the Paris Peace Accords
  • Struggle for Peace Editorial

    Making war is often easier than making peace. After decades of violent conflict, the possibility of peace, even if it is distant and fragile, raises numerous questions and doubts. – Nerea Bilbatua

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    Struggle for Peace Editorial
Listening to Communities – Karen (Kayin) State

Conversations with over 100 people from all walks of life across Karen (Kayin) State in Myanmar took place to better understand different views on the peace process and the current needs of their communities. Employing listening methodology as the primary research method, analysis pulled out common and reoccurring themes in the minds of those who participated. This publication raises their voices and draws upon the insight and wisdom of people directly affected by ongoing conflict and the Myanmar peace process.
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Struggle for Peace:
The 25 year journey of the ABSDF

A historical examination of the ABSDF and their experience of armed struggle in Myanmar. This publication follows the journey of the group from protesting students, to armed revolutionaries to their involvement in the ongoing peace process in the country.
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Listening to Voices:
Myanmar Foot Soldiers

Analysing the peace process in Myanmar from the perspective of foot soldiers from some of the country’s non-state armed groups, this publication elevates the needs and concerns of this critical stakeholder in moving towards a democratic Myanmar.
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Portraits of Diversity

A series of video portraits featuring individuals that represent Myanmar’s different religious communities and highlight the kinds of inter-faith connections and engagement that take place naturally around the country.

Dr Khin Win Kyu
U Tayzar Dipati
U Aye Lwin
U Nay Win
Saw Poe Kwar

Peace work of this kind is a matter for heroes. By hero, I mean one who has come far on the path of breaking free from confusion. Heroes are capable of separating themselves out of the work they do. They do not mistake recognition for self worth or criticism for hostility or competition – nor their insights for political or social power, their contribution to transformation with saving the world, their feelings of guilt for motivation. They do not confuse empathy with disenfranchisement of others, and they are able to laugh about themselves, to cry with others and to say ‘no’ when it is necessary, although unpopular. –Dietrich, W. (2013). Elicitive Conflict Transformation and the Transrational Shift in Peace Politics. (W. Sützl, & V. Hindley, Trans.) New York: Palgrave Macmillian. Pg 13