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Andria is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Justice and Peace Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where she teaches courses on peace studies and conflict transformation. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education and Philosophy from Columbia University, New York in 2008. Her dissertation is a philosophical inquiry into peace knowledge and the development of peace studies in post-Yugoslav higher education. She also has an MA in International Educational Development and Peace Education from Teachers College (2002) and pursued advanced graduate studies in Peace and Conflict Transformation at EPU in Stadtschlaining, Austria in 2002-03. She is conversational in German and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Andria has taught inner-city middle school students in New York City, courses on Conflict Resolution and The Balkans at Manhattan College in New York, Holocaust Literature at the University of Nevada, and Peace Education at Drexel University. She has been teaching the module in Peace Education at EPU since 2005. Her goal is to contribute to peace and positive social change through education.
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New York City
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Starting in Fall, I will be a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Program on Justice and Peace at Georgetown University. This summer I am teaching the module on "Peace Education" at the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) in Austria as well as a Peace Education course online through Drexel University.
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Conflict Resolution, Dialogue, Education, Human Rights, Internally Displaced, Refugees
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Evaluation, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
My dissertation looks at the development of the academic field of Peace Studies (and related studies such as Human Rights, Genocide Studies, etc) in post-Yugoslav higher education. More generally, I explore the philosophical foundations of peace knowledge/education. As a teacher, I'm in a constant creative mode of interdisciplinary curriculum development related to Peace Studies.
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I have a couple of higher education classes developed (Conflict Resolution, Politics of the Balkans, Peace Education, Holocaust Literature). I'm interested in swapping feedback on readings, course content, assignments, etc. with other instrcutors out there.
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Hello Andria -- Please consider joinng us for our 11th annual International Nonviolence Summer Institute - June 4-15, 2012, with our Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island. Last year we had a professor from Univ. of Sarajevo participate, and complete our Level I trainer certification program in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation. Visit our website for more info or contact us if you are interested. PS - my son is at Gtown studying Human Sciences and I sometimes visit. Will keep in touch. Peace, Paul Bueno de Mesquita
For the first time ever I will now have to sign myself with my surname - having met another "Andria" (spelt this way) for the first time in my life!! I am starting my anthropological PhD in "Indigenous Peacebuilding Through Art: Hunter Region" and have never - nor has my supervisor! - done any peace studies before. Can you recommend some essential reading? There is so much out there that it is daunting knowing how to begin. I am interested in post-conflict peacebuilding, esp with Indigenous peoples, and of what role art can play in healing, communicating, exploring creative solutions etc.
Andria Durney :)
Violance,war,conflicts,sufferings my desire to see world in peace and non violance has motivated me to join this network."Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world as a family, this was a teaching of our culture and traditional.we created countries,boundries,religions,cast,race for a genuine reason or a false reasons for any reason.but this the time to realise that we are one and we naturaly interconected with each other ,which we can just realise by watching inhale and exhale of breaths the source is same ,without any descrimanation,religion,bonundries, equaly for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equaly important,valuble ,respectable .we should follow the nature's rule ,non violance .peace ,god has given us a human life not for destruction but for lookafter the wellbeing of all living life .
I shall be happy if you could include me in your friends circle
Hi there, its Fran back here in EPU and galloping into a term paper this week so that I can enjoy the last week here. I enjoyed the conference in Haifa and feel lucky to have had the opportunity to meet such interesting people ( even if so much group dynamics can do my head in). Great to get to know you better and hope I can come calling if I get over to see my son in DC next spring. GIve my love to Maryanne too, such a doll of a girl. give her my email franrbanks@ hotmail.com too if she wants to keep in touch. Wish you love and luck and a pot of gold.. love FRAN
Hello Andria, thank you very much for your invitation. Subject you are working on is very interesting! I was just wondering if there is any peace study in post Yugoslav countries... I would love to talk to you. Any time soon in NYC? Ore Belgrade, after Sep? Many greetings, J
hi andria. no problem for the info, if you need anything else, let me know. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
as for sarajevo, i am leaving for bologna/italy for a month around that time, but let me know when you are here...we can meet...if you want. and i am curious about your phd. columbia? that is a nice school.
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