Monthly Archives: February 2016

Law, Genocide and Conflict Resolution on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, 02/27 @ 2PM ET

Listen to the interview here.

Join the conversation “live” with Dr. Peter Maguire, the author of  “Law and War: International Law and American History”  (2010) and “Facing Death in Cambodia” (2005).

Peter is a historian and former war-crimes investigator whose writings have been published in the International Herald Tribune, New York Times, The Independent, Newsday, and Boston Globe. He has taught law and war theory at Columbia University and Bard College.

Theme: Law, Genocide and Conflict Resolution

This episode focuses on the violations of national and international laws during ethnic and religious wars, and how conflicts with ethnic and religious elements could be resolved to create a pathway for peace and security. The interview will be based on relevant lessons learned from Dr. Peter Maguire’s work in Cambodia and how his findings on the Cambodian genocide (1975 – 1979) could help us understand what happened (or what is currently happening) in other countries where genocides and ethnic cleansing have occurred or are occurring. To be briefly referenced in the conversation are the genocide of Indigenous Americans (1492-1900), Greek genocide (1915 – 1918), Armenian genocide (1915 – 1923), Assyrian genocide (1915-1923), the Holocaust (1933-1945), Romani Genocide (1935-1945), Nigerian civil war and the massacres of the Biafran people (1967-1970), Bangladesh genocide (1971), massacres of Hutus in Burundi (1972), Rwandan genocide (1994), Bosnian genocide (1995), the Darfur War in Sudan (2003 – 2010), and the ongoing genocide in Syria and Iraq. From a general perspective, we will examine how the international laws have been violated, as well as the ineffectiveness of the international community in preventing genocides before they occur and their failure in bringing some of the perpetrators to justice. In the end, efforts will be made to discuss how the other types of conflict resolution (diplomacy, mediation, dialogue, arbitration, and so on), could be utilized to prevent or resolve conflicts with ethnic and religious components.

Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.

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Join the ICERM Virtual Community: Sign Up and Join the Movement

With much gratitude to all those who have been supportive of our initiative, we wish to announce the launching of the ICERM virtual community. The ICERM virtual community is now ready for use.

With this, we are on our way to build a strong, active and committed international community that offers hope for sustainable peace and economic growth, and that values our similarities more than our differences.

We therefore invite you to sign up, complete your profile, begin to use the virtual community functions including the forums, and also help us spread the word to your friends and colleagues. At the moment, the sign up is free. So, make yourself, work and your organization visible to an international audience, while contributing to peace and stability around the world through your writing, posts and comments.

Please sign up as early as you can, test the social functions including the forums, and send us your feedback.

Living Together in Peace and Harmony: The Nigerian Experience 02/20 by ICERM Radio | Current Events Podcasts

ICERM Radio live broadcast is coming back soon!

Listen to live broadcast every Saturday at 2 pm in Eastern Time (New York, U.S.A.) starting from Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Call in to speak with the host and make your views known to the world +1- (323) 642-1236.

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As part of the ICERM Radio “Let’s Talk About It” program, this episode will explore and discuss how to live together in peace and harmony, especially in Nigeria. The episode will primarily focus on how to constructively and positively transform tribal, ethnic, religious, sectarian and faith based conflicts in order to create a path for peace, harmony, unity, development and security. Drawing on relevant conflict resolution theories, research findings, and lessons learned in different countries, the host and contributors to this show will analyze ethnic and religious conflicts in Nigeria, and propose conflict resolution methods and processes that could be applied to contain violence and restore peace and harmony.

Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2 pm in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.

Source: http://www.icermediation.org/news-media/icerm-radio/

ICERM Radio Live Broadcast Is Coming Back Soon!

ICERM Radio live broadcast is coming back soon!

Listen to live broadcast every Saturday at 2 pm in Eastern Time (New York, U.S.A.) starting from Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Call in to speak with the host and make your views known to the world +1- (323) 642-1236.

ICERM Radio

As part of the ICERM Radio “Let’s Talk About It” program, this episode will explore and discuss how to live together in peace and harmony, especially in Nigeria. The episode will primarily focus on how to constructively and positively transform tribal, ethnic, religious, sectarian and faith based conflicts in order to create a path for peace, harmony, unity, development and security. Drawing on relevant conflict resolution theories, research findings, and lessons learned in different countries, the host and contributors to this show will analyze ethnic and religious conflicts in Nigeria, and propose conflict resolution methods and processes that could be applied to contain violence and restore peace and harmony.

Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2 pm in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.

Applications Are Open for the ICERM Specialized Mediation Training Program

ICERM is currently accepting applications for a specialized mediation training program, The Mediation of Ethnic and Religious Conflicts. To apply visit: http://www.icermediation.org/eventslists/

This is to announce that applications are open for the 2016 training sessions for a specialized mediation training program, The Mediation of Ethnic and Religious Conflicts. Through this program, ICERM instructors train new mediators and facilitators using the classroom and e-learning modalities. Interested participants should apply for the modality that is convenient for them. For more information about the course description and application guidelines, please visit the ICERM mediation training website.
Apply today at http://www.icermediation.org/eventslists/