Peace Study Day 2018

Saturday 7 April, 2018, 10am–6pm
Westminster Quakers Meeting House

The Peace Study Day is FREE but places are limited. We would greatly appreciate it if you could register your presence with us in advance. The full programme will be announced shortly. Watch this space!


Peter can den Dungen

Peter Van Den Dungen in Rotterdam, next to the statue of Erasmus in Rotterdam

Peter van den Dungen
Was born in Haarlem (1948) but grew up in Flanders, Belgium, Antwerp province. He studied Economics at the university in Antwerp and then International Relations at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, first at the Bologna Centre in Italy and then in Washington DC (MA). This was followed by doctoral studies at the Department of War Studies, Kings College, University of London (PhD 1975).

Shortly afterwards, Peter was appointed Lecturer in Peace Studies in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, West Yorkshire. The Department was established in 1973, following a successful appeal by Quakers that students should be able to study at university not only war, but also peace. The appeal raised half the funds necessary to establish a chair, the university contributing the other half. Bradford University has been Peter Van Den Dungen’s academic home until 2015. He has been teaching courses on peace history; the classical literature of peace; international organisation and international law; armament and disarmament; theories of international relations. Also peace education and cultures of peace.

Alicia Cabezudo

Prof. Alicia Cabezudo
Alicia Cabezudo Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor at the School of Education, University of Rosario, Argentina and at the UNESCO CHAIR on Culture of Peace and Human Rights, University of Buenos Aires. Her work is rooted in the Contemporary History of Peace Building, Conflict Resolution and Democracy in Latin America—from a research and teaching perspective.She focused in the field of Education/Training on Democracy, Citizenship, Culture of Peace, Intercultural Dialogue, and Human Rights. She is Annual Visiting Professor at the MA in Peace Education, University of Peace, Costa Rica, MA in Mediation and Social Inclusion at the University of Barcelona, Spain, and at the MA on Development, Conflict and Peace, University Jaume, Castellon, Spain.

For ten years, she has taught Culture of Peace & Citizenship Education at Summer Institutes to students coming from Arabic countries in Alexandria and Cairo, launched in the Institute of Peace Studies (today the new Centre for Peace and Democracy) in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt. She is Visiting Professor in many international universities and was recently appointed as Faculty Member of a new Citizenship Education program at the MA in Human Rights/School of Political Sciences at University of Brasilia, Brazil and at the Peace Program in the University of Jeju Island, South Korea.

Professor Cabezudo was Vice President of the International Peace Bureau, IPB Geneva (today IPB Education Consultant); Consultant on Global Citizenship Education at the North South Centre of the Council of Europe: Lisbon/Strasbourg, and was appointed as UNESCO International Consultant on Global Citizen Education. She is recently invited to be part of the Education Experts Team of the Peace Nobel Prize Foundation, Education Department, Moscow. She is author of various publications, books, research article, international projects, and on-line courses.

Chocolate of Peace

A film by Gwen Burnyeat and Pablo Mejía Trujillo about the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó. Chocolate of Peace depicts the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó’s experiences of resistance, narrated by the protagonists’ testimonies, and via a journey through their processes of organic chocolate production. From the seed to the product, the cacao is the narrative thread that takes us through the Community’s stories of violence and resilience, and their fight to remain neutral in the face of the Colombian armed conflict. This film offers a panorama of hope, proof that despite great difficulties it is possible to sow peace through human and economic relationships. It invites us to rethink our relationship with food, to value the efforts of those who produce it, and to build bridges between the victims of the armed conflict and other sectors of global civil society.

Gwen Burnyeat is a Wolfson PhD Scholar in Anthropology at University College London, UK, doing research on the role of the state in the Colombian peace process. She is author of 'Chocolate, Politics and Peace-Building: An Ethnography of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia' (Palgrave Macmillan 2018) and producer/co-director of 'Chocolate of Peace' (2016). She has worked in Colombia for eight years, including with the International Centre for Transitional Justice, Peace Brigades International, Rodeemos el Diálogo, and as lecturer in Political Anthropology in the National University of Colombia, and has written about the peace process for the London Review of Books and Latin America Bureau.

Past Events

HUFUD Peace Study Day 2017 Poster
^click the poster to view the past programme and biographies of our speakers on the day

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