Perspectives on Peacebuilding —grass roots experiences from Israel and Palestine
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs and Swedish Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam invite you to a seminar on the role of the civil society in peace building processes.
What are the most effective strategies for promoting peaceful coexistence in divided societies? How can we encourage dialogue and understanding between groups with historical and cultural differences? What role can civil society play in fostering peace and reconciliation in conflict-ridden regions?
Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam is a village located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where Palestinians and Jews volontarily have been living and working together for over 50 years. This project is focusing on building peace based on a model of equality, mutual respect and partnership that challenges current patterns of racism and discrimination.
The School for Peace, located within this project, is an educational institution that has been instrumental in promoting peaceful coexistence and conflict resolution in the region. This seminar will explore the School for Peace’s innovative approach to peacebuilding and examine how civil society can play a crucial role in promoting peace and understanding conflict-ridden regions.
Roi Silberberg, PhD, Director at School for Peace
Noor Abu Ras, Manager, School for Peace
Thomas Hammarberg, Senior Associate Fellow, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, previously Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights and Secretary-General of Amnesty International
The seminar will be moderated by Rouzbeh Parsi, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.