• 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
     
  • Vacancy announcement – Partnership & Grant Officer

    The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies is looking for one Partnership & Grant Officer. The primary purpose of this position is to support grant management, including proposal drafting and reporting requirements. Click here for more information.

    Vacancy announcement – Partnership & Grant Officer
     
  • Call for Papers– Peace Practitioners’ Research Conference 2014

    APPLICATION CLOSING DATE EXTENDED – We are pleased to share with you the call for applications for this year’s Peace Practitioners’ Research Conference that will take place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 5-7 December 2014. The conference will focus on peace infrastructures in Asia. Click here for more information.

    PPRC 2014 Concept Note
    PPRC_2014 Application Form

    Call for Papers– Peace Practitioners’ Research Conference 2014
     
  • 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

    Portraits of Diversity
     
  • 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
     
  • A Poem for Peace

    “Oh!

    My white pigeon!

    I trace your footprint further and further

    Nowhere….”

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    A Poem for Peace
     
  • ACTS 2015–Call for Applications

    CPCS invites applications to it’s Applied Conflict Transformation Master’s Course Programme 2015.
    Click on the below link for more information:

    Call for Applications

    ACTS 2015–Call for Applications
     
Book
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
Speak

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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Report
The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies’
Annual Report 2013

This report provides a comprehensive overview of CPCS’ programs and activities for the year of 2013.
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Book
Working inside the triangles: engaging with locally led peace initiatives in Myanmar

Analysing the state of the current peace process in Myanmar, this paper looks at the role of different actors in the process, the dynamics between them, coming up with specific recommendations on strategies for engagement by international actors.
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Review by the Asian Muslim Action Network’s (AMAN) Women Commission→


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