Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Reflecting on the future of the European Union: still a model of peace-building?

As I write this blog, Europeans are holding their breath to know if tomorrow people in the United Kingdom will choose for their country to remain in the European Union … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Changing lives with power of music

When I first met this particular groups of kids some four years ago, some were timid and shy and others were indifferent and agitated. Five months down the line they … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Generosity and Gratitude

Another special day with more intriguing information and knowledge from the expert. There is so much to read and to learn. My horizon has opened up much wider. I used … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Fraternity of Metaphors and the Owl that Became a Cat.

Since the 60’s, artists have been developing methods on how to work, engage or collaborate with people, companies or institutions. Art groups such as ‘Artist’s Placement Group’ (APG) and ‘Group … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dreaming and Struggling: I want to learn from the imagination and perseverance that others could demonstrate in different conflict situations

As far as I can remember I have never taken peace for granted.  Daughter of a Turkish diplomat, I learnt very young how large and violent the world was. I … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

More Has To Be Cultivated For Sustained Peace

This professional development training is taking me deeper in peacebuilding and conflict transformation competences but also taking me higher in my profile as a trainer, researcher and consultant.  Now I … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment


I owe many thanks to the Rotary Club of Ashland for approving and processing my admission to Chulalongkorn Rotary Peace Centre to study peace and conflict resolution. In a special … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Beloved Underdog: Reflecting on Win-Lose in Sports

A Week of Firsts This week has been full of many firsts in my life. Here are some of them: My first tuk tuk ride My first time in a … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment