Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

(Wo)men without Limit

When I got news that I had been awarded the scholarship to participate in the Rotary Peace Program, the first person I called was my mother. I like to think … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

We should all be Feminists!

Writing this blog entry in the midst of the International Women’s Day celebrations, I am very happy to see that all over Bangkok there are numerous events celebrating women, not … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Always in the Memory: The Unity of Chiara Lubich in Thailand

Chiara Lubich is the founder of the “Focolare” Movement. This Movement was born in time of war in Trento, Italy (1943). Chiara Lubich is one of the persons I most … Continue reading

March 8, 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

What should we do on the next International Women’s Day?

“True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is presence of justice.” Jane Addams Today, a friend’s Facebook profile featured an image of a thirty-nine year old woman, … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Journey to Peace Empowered by Women

One of my kind Rotarian friends, Fary Moini, looked at me and said, “Mahmood, you have seen the world through a small hole, and I want you to see the … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Can Women Make a Difference in Peace Negotiations?

I am looking forward to the Rotary Peace Fellows’ field study to the Philippines and excited to meet with the courageous women who served on the government’s negotiating team, chaired … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment