Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

My Humble Beginning

It is hard to believe that out of 523 applications from around the world, I was selected as a Peace Fellows for Class 24. My selection brought me great joy … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · 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

The Life Lesson from Bo: Hope for Peace from the Eyes of a Young Myanmar Refugee

My thought drifted momentarily to the past when I was a 12 year old boy in shock from witnessing mass demonstrations of anti-Japanese business practices in Indonesia during Japanese Prime … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sorry: My Nonviolent Idol is Still Mahatma Gandhi of India

Dear Leticia Xornam Afeti, I am currently on a three month fellowship program on international conflict resolution at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. I am … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Dog’s Way to Peace

A dog I met in Mae-Sot Thailand has taught me one of the greatest lessons in peacemaking. We have brilliant and experienced teachers from all over the world on peacebuilding … Continue reading

February 23, 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