Monthly Archives: June 2016

Dealing with History and Collective Memory in Conflict Resolution

Dealing with History and Collective Memory in Conflict Resolution on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

Join the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an enlightening discussion on “How to Deal with History and Collective Memory in Conflict Resolution” with Cheryl Lynn Duckworth, Ph.D., a professor of conflict resolution at Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA.

This is going to be an illuminating expert interview and discussion.

The interview/discussion will focus on “How to deal with history and collective memory in  conflict resolution.
Approaching this topic from a peace education perspective, we will focus on the most important themes in Dr. Duckworth’s book, Teaching About Terror: 9/11 and Collective Memory in US Classrooms, and apply the lessons learned to the international context – especially to the Rwandan genocide and the Rwandan educational reconstruction, and the Nigerian politics of oblivion regarding the Nigerian Civil War (also known as the Nigeria-Biafra War).

Dr. Duckworth’s teaching and research focus on transforming the social, cultural, political and economic causes of war and violence. She regularly lectures and presents workshops on historical memory, peace education, conflict resolution, and qualitative research methods. Among her recent publications are Conflict Resolution and the Scholarship of Engagement, and Teaching About Terror: 9/11 and Collective Memory in US Classrooms, which analyzes the narrative today’s students are receiving about 9/11, and the implications of this for global peace and conflict. Dr. Duckworth is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Peace and Conflict Studies Journal.

We are honored to have Dr. Cheryl Duckworth on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.” Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the conversation.

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Interreligious Conflict Resolution

Interreligious Conflict Resolution on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

Listen to the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an illuminating discussion on “Interreligious Conflict Resolution,” with Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Professor, School of International Service, American University & Senior Adviser, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID).

Prof. Abu-Nimer is a Senior Advisor to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) and a professor at the School of International Service at American University. At the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program he served as Director of the Peacebuilding and Development Institute (1999-2013). He has conducted interreligious conflict resolution training and interfaith dialogue workshops in conflict areas around the world, including Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Chad, Niger, Iraq (Kurdistan), Philippines (Mindanao), and Sri Lanka. He also foundedSalam Institute for Peace and Justice, an organization that focuses on capacity building, civic education, and intrafaith and interfaith dialogue. In addition to his numerous articles and books, Dr. Abu-Nimer is the co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.

We are ignited and excited to have Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.”

 

The Niger Delta Avengers’ War on Oil Installations in Nigeria

The Niger Delta Avengers’ War on Oil Installations in Nigeria on ICERM Radio aired Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

Listen to the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an enlightening discussion on “The Niger Delta Avengers’ War on Oil Installations in Nigeria,” with Ambassador John Campbell, the Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York, and former United States ambassador to Nigeria from 2004 to 2007.

Ambassador Campbell shares his views on the security, political and economic challenges caused by the Niger Delta Avengers’ War on Oil Installations in Nigeria, the Nigeria’s newest militant group from the Niger Delta. The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) claims their “struggle is focused on the liberation of the People of Niger Delta from decades of divisive rule and exclusion.” According to the group, the war is on oil installations: “Operation on Flow of Oil.”

In this episode, the Niger Delta Avengers’ (NDA) case is approached from a historical perspective going back to the activism of Ken Saro-Wiwa, an environmental activist, who was condemned to death by hanging in 1995 by the military regime of Sani Abacha.  A comparative analysis is made between the Niger Delta Avengers’ War on Oil Installations in Nigeria, and the agitation for independence by the Indigenous People of Biafra, as well as the current terrorist activities of Boko Haram in Nigeria and within the neighboring countries. The goal is to highlight how these challenges have posed serious threats to the Nigerian security and contributed in crippling the Nigerian economy. In the end, possible resolution strategies are proposed to inspire the Nigerian government to action.