Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Week Two: Seeds of Peace

As I embark on this journey to understand and synthesize the robust meaning of peace, I find myself at the intersection of 17 cultures, myriad personalities, a community of Thai … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Peace and Disenchantment

Bangkok has me thinking about disenchantment. One of the first speakers to the 25th class of Rotary Peace Fellows at Chulalongkorn University, Dr. Sombat Tapanya, made a side comment about … Continue reading

June 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Capturing 3 months within a few hundred words

As one of the bloggers for the final week of this unique and fascinating course I’ve been tasked with the nearly impossible task of capturing all the learning, experiences and … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment


On January 12th, 2018 at 12:00 midnight, the plane took off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Kenya), anxiety clouding my mind, from my motherland to a land I know nothing … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

For You, Aisha

In 2016, I have had the opportunity for the first time to carry out a study in five IDPs camps in Darfur – war-affected area. I am sincerely grateful to … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

BUILDING BRIDGES: Taking steps not to forget

On the 40th anniversary of Cuba’s Literacy Campaign, as photojournalist I interviewed 40 women who had lived and worked amongst illiterate peasants for about eight months in 1961.  As these … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · Leave a comment


It all began with my application to University of Duke – UNC Rotary Peace Center, USA as first preference and the University of Queensland Rotary Peace Center, Australia as second … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · Leave a comment