• Cambodian Peace Museum campaign kicks off in October!

    The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) will officially launch the fundraising campaign for the Cambodian Peace Museum on October 19 with an intimate telling of Homer’s ancient Tojan War epic The Iliad at the House of the Redeemer on 95th Street, New York City, United States.

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    Cambodian Peace Museum campaign kicks off in October!
     
  • Register for the 2015 Peace Conference!

    Registration for the 4th Peace Practitioners Research Conference is now open! The conference will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia from December 9-10, bringing together peace scholars and practitioners to critically reflect on lessons learned in the areas of meditation, negotiation and dialogue from current peace processes in the Asia region.

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  • Vacancy announcement

    CPCS is seeking an Accountant to work as part of the finance team, reporting directly to the Administrative and Finance Coordinator. The position is based in Siem Reap, Cambodia with occasional travel within the Asia region.

    Deadline for applications is September 15, 2015.

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  • Apply for the ACTS Master’s Programme!

    CPCS invites applications for the Applied Conflict Transformation Studies (ACTS) Master’s Programme, a part time distance-learning course involving a combination of self-study and three two-week residential seminars each year in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The application deadline is September 30 for the program that begins in March 2016.

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  • Listening to the Tatmadaw

    This publication elevates the voices of rank and file soldiers from the Myanmar National Army – the Tatmadaw. Comprised of interviews with soldiers conducted over a one-month period in 2014, the project was carried out in the hopes of engaging the Tatmadaw more holistically in the peace process in the future.

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    Listening to the Tatmadaw
     
  • Struggle for Peace editorial

    Using the example of CPCS’ Peace History project with the All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF), Project Officer Nerea Bilbatua asks how can an organisation committed to conflict transformation support the process of peace and reconciliation.

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    Struggle for Peace editorial
     
Featured publication
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. The publication is available in English, Burmese and Chinese.
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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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Featured publication
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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Featured videos
Myanmar:
Portraits of Diversity

A series of fascinating video portraits that feature individuals representing Myanmar’s different religious communities challenges existing narratives and highlights the kinds of inter-faith connections and engagement taking place naturally around the country.
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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