Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

What If We Could Transform Privilege?

I’m a white guy from the middle of the United States. My mom was a social worker and my dad an attorney. Most of the people I grew up with … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chula, I’ll be back!

A few weeks in Thailand and I don’t want to leave at the end of this intense program. I am not tired.   I have found professional and dedicated Rotary and … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Small Notes

Since starting the formal lessons 10 days ago, I’ve learned much as a Rotary Peace Fellow. Too much to list here, of course. I write most of the general theory … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reagan 2.0? Broken Bridges & Political Opportunism in Black & White

If you had asked me even ten years ago if I would see a black U.S. President in my lifetime, I would have wondered if you’d just arrived from another … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gender & Conflict Resolution

A few days ago, Alan Rickman, more likely known for his role as Severus Snape, passed away . I would prefer to remember this fine British actor as a “male … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Journey as a Rotary Peace Fellow 2 Weeks On

Monday, 4th January 2016, at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport around 10:00am, I waved my wife Jess, son Eddie, my siblings Grace and Eric and my friend Sam good-bye as … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meeting a Peacemaker in Bangkok

Timor-Leste’s debut on 20 May 2002 as a sovereign member of the international community was the culmination of a long struggle for independence.  Four centuries of Portuguese colonization, Japanese occupation … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Where are you from?

Sometimes the question ‘where are you from?’ is one of the hardest to answer.  There are 21 Peace Fellows in class 20 and due to the nature of our work, many of … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

What a Wonderful World

Arriving from across the globe this week, the 20th class of Rotary Peace Fellows at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University has hit the ground running.  Like Rotary, we … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 1 Comment