Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Establishing the Culture of Encounter

One year ago this week I found myself standing on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the midst of a crowd 3.7 million strong.  The occasion was World … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

We See but Don’t Observe

Years ago a wise colleague asked me if I had heard the story of “who packs your parachute”.  I told him that I hadn’t.  He then went on to tell … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Half Way

We are half-way through the 2014 Summer Rotary Peace Fellowship.  How time flies!  The past week has been a busy one! From July 5 to 11, we had our first … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

What is Democracy?

Last week, we had meetings in Bangkok and then traveled to Chiang Mai to learn about the current Thai political situation, meeting with an impressive line-up of community leaders, activists, … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Learning from John Paul Lederach

Reading that chapter on “Simplicity and Complexity” in the book, The Moral Imagination by John Paul Lederach, I was led to reflect on the potential of his ideas on peacebuilding. … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

“You are the place of my standing when my feet are sore”

In the beautiful words of an old Irish sentiment, “You are the place of my standing when my feet are sore”. It’s been a week so far, not a month, … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment


Preparing to come to the Rotary Peace Centre at Chulalongkorn can be a bit of a daunting experience, as one doesn’t really know what to expect.  What will Bangkok be … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

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