Full lecture of Professor of University of Manchester Oliver Richmond, in front of School of Politics, in Prishtina.
The Global South Unit for Mediation (GSUM) has the pleasure to present the interview with Prof. Oliver Richmond, Research Professor in International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manchester. In his interview, Richmond discusses the limitations and possibilities of transformation in traditional approaches on peacebuilding, as well as the role of institutions in the Global South, like GSUM, in the promotion of change. The interview was conducted during the third edition of the GSUM Winter School, organized in July 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, in which Oliver Richmond participated giving the course “Approaches to Peacebuilding”.
In this inaugural lecture, Professor Roger Mac Ginty focuses on the conflict avoiding and reconciliation practices used in everyday life in deeply divided societies. Offering an alternative to the emphasis on top-down interventions by professional conflict resolution ‘experts’, Professor Mac Ginty considers how everyday peace skills can help prevent a divided society from tipping over into civil war. This lecture was delivered on 23rd October, 2013.
As part of the Baugh Center Free Enterprise Forum, guest speaker Barbara Demick spoke on the topic of “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea.”
Barbara Demick’s book Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea is listed in the 100 Best Chinese, Japanese and Korean History Books
FOR SAMA was awarded the Prix L’Œil d’Or for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. It also won the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the SXSW Film Festival, and the Special Jury Prize for International Feature Documentary at the Hot Docs Festival.
- Syria: A woman’s view of the world’s most brutal war
- Waad and Hamza al-Kateab on surviving the siege on Syria, resisting a regime and ‘For Sama’
- For Sama documentary official website
- For Sama facebook page
SCREENINGS + Q&A
New York, US: 20 September – Photoville
London, UK: 14 September – Bertha Dochouse
Dublin, Ireland: 13-19 September 2019 – Irish Film Institute
London, UK: 13 September – Picturehouse Central, including Q&A with directors.
Bristol, UK: 12 September – Watershed, including Q&A with directors.
London, UK: 11 September – Ritzy Picturehouse Brixton, including Q&A with directors.
London, UK: 11 September – Barbican, including Q&A with directors.
Connecticut, US: 10 September – University of Connecticut
London, UK: 10 September – NFT1, BFI , including Q&A with directors.
Cambridge, UK: 9 September – Arts Picturehouse, including Q&A with directors.
London, UK: 5 September – Ciné Lumière, including Q&A with directors.
Glasgow, UK: 4 September – GFT, including Q&A with directors.
Manchester, UK: 3 September – H.O.M.E, including Q&A with directors.
Helsinki: 2 September – Helsinki Int Film Festival
London, UK: 2 September – Curzon Soho, London, including Q&A with directors.
Samar Yazbek was a well-known journalist, a presenter on Syrian television and a celebrated novelist when she fell foul of the Assad regime, leaving her no choice but to flee. She was forced to watch from afar as a peaceful uprising turned into violent conflict and her country burned. This is from 2015.
Frederic Wehrey discusses his book, “The Burning Shores” at Politics and Prose on 4/19/18. The Burning Shores is in the Listmuse 100 Best Middle East History and Politics Books list.