Category: Student projects in 2020

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Community Peace Leaders

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This student group explores the work of Community Peace Leaders along different categories: their values, analytic style, behavior, personality and motivation. They also provide insights into the lives and work of Malala Yousafzai and Sheikh Abdul Irahman Al-Marwani. Speaker: Lena Kläsgen, Yeonwoo Seong, Olivia Mruczynski Date: 24.06.2020Length: 22:15 Category: Reconciliation Process, Mediation ...

Technology in Conflict Resolution

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What does technology have to do with conflict resolution? The student presentation addresses this question by sharing different examples: computer influence in the Israel-Palestine Conflict, social media's role in the Kony-campaign, government and civil society programs in the context of civil war in Syria Speaker: Nikki Muggli and Jan Borzim Date: 14.06.2020Length: 23:17 Category: Technology, A...

Conciliation Resources and HD Centre

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Starting with the types and phases of mediation, this student group looks at the international organization “Conciliation Resources”, its goals and focus and how it contributed to negotiating peace in Ethiopia. The second part of the presentation deals with the Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) Centre, its activities, the Oslo Forum and how HD Centre has been engaged in the Libyan conflict. Speaker: Eleonore Ch...

Tibet: Nonviolence and Peace

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To understand the Tibet-China conflict, the student group goes far back into history. They explain the interests of China and Tibet, the role of nonviolence and why there has not been a more profound intervention by external actors. Furthermore, they give insights into the situation of Tibet during the Covid-19 pandemic and what the Dalai Lama’s “Middle Way Approach” to peacefully resolve the conflict betwe...

Lebanon: Interreligious Dialogue

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Based on background information on the history and the conflict in Lebanon, this presentation focuses on the reconciliation process, its failure, the role of inter-religious dialogue and what Lebanon looks like today, more specifically with regard to the protests after the Covid-19 lockdown. Questions such as why the civil war has been inevitable or whether there has been a successful reconciliation are als...

Colombia: Forcing Peace

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This student presentation provides information on the background of the conflict in Colombia, its major national and international actors and the peace process. The students also shed light on what the situation is like today and which major events lead the country to its current status. Speaker: Ashley Caballero, Alexandra van Hall, Luca Bradley Date: 14.06.2020Length: 30:25 Category: South Ame...

Northern Uganda

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This student video explains the conflict in Northern Uganda, starting with an introduction on the history of the landlocked country in East Africa. The second half of the video deals with the peace process between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government and shows how truth telling, prevention programs, trust building measures, traditional and cultural practices and rituals help pave the ...

Northern Ireland: Powersharing & Peacebuilding

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What is the conflict in Northern Ireland about? What are the main causes of the conflict and what are the possible resolutions for the conflict? – These and other questions are addressed in this digital output. Speaker: Jungwoo Park Date: 18.05.2020Length: 41:13 Category: Europe, Mediation process

Negotiation and Mediation: Greece and North Macedonia

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Based on of the concepts of negotiation and mediation, the student group takes a close look at the history, the actors and the peace negotiation and mediation process between Greece and North Macedonia. Speaker: Elisa Uthmann, María Fernanda Hernández Casillas and Sven Wöhrmann Date: 16.05.2020Length: 19:44 Category: Europe, Mediation Process

Darfur: Famine and Conflict

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This student group talks about the course, causes and conflict resolution approaches for the crisis in Darfur, a region in western Sudan. They show how climate change affects the conflict and what can be done to alleviate the situation. Speaker: Katharina Merzenich and Sungmin Park Date: 13.05.2020Length: 20:45 Category: Africa, Conflict Resolution, Mediation process, Climate Change

Peace process in Ethiopia and Eritrea

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This student video deals with the peace process that resolved the conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia, which lasted more than 60 years and is known as the longest conflict in Africa. The students explain the historical background of the conflict and examine the peace process from two different angles: the Eritrean and Ethiopian perspective. Speaker: Anton Götz, Sarune Danileviciute and Tae Kyoon Kwon ...

Bougainville: Women and Peace

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The student taskforce explains the Bougainville conflict, its peace negotiation process up to the Bougainville Referendum in 2019 and why women have been so important in the peace negotiations. Speaker: Lim Green, Johanna Unewisse and Yuzhou Lu Date: 23.05.2020Length: 17:57 Category: Mediation process, Women