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SIT professor Tatsushi Arai (left) and Dr. Kevin Avruch (right), dean of George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, at the ceremony in Fairfax, Virginia

SIT Faculty Receives Award on Conflict Resolution

This year, Tatsushi Arai, associate professor of peacebuilding and conflict transformation at SIT Graduate Institute, received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), where he earned his doctorate in 2005. George Mason University is home to America’s first doctoral program in conflict resolution, which was established in […]

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CONTACT Program participants, December, 2014. Photo by Julie Orfirer

CONTACT: Where South Asia lives and learns together

By Nidhi Shendurnikar-Tere, CONTACT participant in 2014 It was the 16th of December when I landed in Delhi from Nepal. On seeing news about the dastardly killings of innocent school children in Peshawar, I wondered how my identity as a South Asian had undergone immense transformation during the past two weeks as a participant of […]

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Message from Paula Green to Pakistan regarding recent tragedy

This message was written by Paula Green, founder-director of the Conflict Transformation Across Cultures (CONTACT) programs, to our friends in Pakistan. On the final day of CONTACT South Asia 2014 on December 14, 2014, we watched in joy as Malala Yousafzai focused her Nobel Prize lecture on educational opportunity for all of Pakistan’s children. With […]

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In his work with the National Peace Council, Bro. Peter meets with at-risk youth groups as well as ethnic groups facing religious or other conflicts.

Peacebuilding Education Leads Alum to Career Success

By Bro. Peter Atta Agboso My first contact with conflict and peace studies was at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR). Even though it was a good program, I still felt there was something lacking; it just did not seem I achieved the more practical and fulfilling engagement in peace building […]

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Sadiqa Sultan of Quetta, Pakistan

… And I found the path to light

Sadiqa Sultan participated in the CONTACT South Asia program held this past December in Kathmandu, Nepal. Below, she reflects on her experiences in the program and what they mean to her personally. By Sadiqa Sultan Who knew why I was destined to go to the land of Buddha. Now that I am back home, in […]

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