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An annual conference to explore 'Building Peace' from multidisciplinary perspectives held in Oxford. The 2012 conference was entitled, ‘Disciplines of Peace’. The 2012 conference themes included exploring different aspects of the field of peace studies: the relationship between academic research and the practice of peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping; the skills needed for these practices; the way in which established academic disciplines feed into our understanding of peace and peacebuilding; and the emerging discipline of peace studies itself. How can this area of study be further developed at Oxford?

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An annual conference to explore 'Building Peace' from multidisciplinary perspectives held in Oxford. The 2012 conference was entitled, ‘Disciplines of Peace’. The 2012 conference themes included exploring different aspects of the field of peace studies: the relationship between academic research and the practice of peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping; the skills needed for these practices; the way in which established academic disciplines feed into our understanding of peace and peacebuilding; and the emerging discipline of peace studies itself. How can this area of study be further developed at Oxford?

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    Reflections on a Career of Peacebuilding

    Reflections on a Career of Peacebuilding

    A keynote address from the Building Peace conference organized by the Oxford Network for Peace Studies and hosted by St John's College, Oxford on 15 May 2010. Dr Scilla Elworthy - Founder of the Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct, Nobel Prize Nominee, and Niwano Peace Prize winner - reflects on her decades-long peace efforts in and explores the possibility of a worldwide strategy for peacebuilding.

    • 19 min
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    After the Abolition of Slavery and Colonialism, War as a Social Institution: The Role of England

    After the Abolition of Slavery and Colonialism, War as a Social Institution: The Role of England

    A plenary session from the 'Building Peace' conference organized by the Oxford Network for Peace Studies and hosted by St John's College, Oxford on 15 May 2010. Professor Johan Galtung - Norwegian sociologist and 'father' of academic peace studies - offers a contextual example of applied peace studies. Professor Galtung is the Co-Director of the Transcent Research Institute, which he co-founded in 1993 after founding of the Oslo-based International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) in 1959 and serving as a Professor of Peace and Conflict Research at Oslo University from 1969-1978. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 37 min
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    Grappling with Peace: Reflections on Some Efforts to Deal with Violent Conflict in Africa

    Grappling with Peace: Reflections on Some Efforts to Deal with Violent Conflict in Africa

    A plenary session from the Building Peace conference organized by the Oxford Network for Peace Studies and hosted by St John's College, Oxford on 15 May 2010. Barney Afako - a scholar-practitioner of peace building, leading Ugandan human rights lawyer, and transitional justice expert - draws on his experience as an advisor to the peace process in northern Uganda and elsewhere to reflect on addressing the threat of violent conflict in Africa and beyond.

    • 24 min

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