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AFE: Annelies Hickendorff - SIPRI - Mali Civil Society and Peacebuilding Project

The current DDR programme does not sufficiently take into account the causes of the violence. While it is traditionally assumed that Mali's jihadists are motivated by religion, Islamist violence should not be delinked from other forms of political violence as it is inherently connected to issues of resentment, political or economic exclusion, and takes root in localized conflict dynamics.

 Towards a subjective understanding of peace

By Roberta Holanda Maschietto* Peace has become such a common theme in the international agenda that its meaning is often taken for granted.

Drone attacks in the movies and in real life

By Roberta Holanda Maschietto* Last week the event "Media and Conflict Interchange", which took place at the University of Bradford between 17-20 October, was closed with the screening of the 2015 movie Eye in the Sky .

North-South Peace Studies

By Roberta Holanda Maschietto* One of the features of Peace Studies is that it is a field of study that has been developed and consolidated mostly in Europe and North America. This characteristic has led many to criticise what is perceived as a Eurocentric view of peace and conflict.

My Applied Field Experience in Cairo

I am currently in Cairo, Egypt for my Applied Field Experience (AFE) which is a two-month research project, internship, or other professional activity which Rotary requires of the Peace Fellows to gain exposure into the field of conflict and peace.

Where is home?

Where is home is not a question that comes up often as does where do you come from. My experience on when someone asks you about where you come from, they most of the time want to hear your country of origin and if you are in the same country, probably they want to know your ethnic group.

A tribute to my late Rotary host, Rodger Percival

Keep smiling The girl from Kenya as you referred to me while you introduced me to everybody you met in the shops. Do you know this girl? She came all the way from Kenya, she just arrived, and can you find a sim card that can work for her?

Bread for lunch/dinner?

My first time in a Western country has been awesome. First the reception from my host family, Rodger (now deceased) and Ann Percival as well as the host family of my housemate has been priceless. The idea of having a home in a foreign country that you can visit and someone you can call and talk about anything is priceless.

Rotary Peace Fellow Experiences in Bradford

"Be the change you want to see in the world" (Mahatma Gandhi) I applied for the Rotary Peace fellowship in 2014, and I was selected to complete my Master's degree in the University of Bradford. I came to Bradford last September along with other nine peace fellows to complete our studies.

Rotary Foundation Peace Seminar

The Rotary Peace Centre will be hosting the 2015 Peace Seminar on Saturday 31st October, at the University of Bradford. The seminar, which is free to students, will take place in the Great Hall. &n...