Victoria Fontan
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Call for papers: "Sinjar/Shingal, One Year On" Peace Studies Journal

Call for Papers, Book and Film Reviews for Special Edition of the Peace Studies Journal Theme: Sinjar/Shingal, one year on; Peacebuilding in Kurdistan amidst local and regional conflicts; Arab-Kurdish relations; Exploring Innovative, Diverse, and Inclusive Efforts in Peace and Human Security in Kurdistan. Guest Editors for the Peace and Justice Studies Association: Dr. Victoria Fontan, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, American University Duhok Kudistan; and Victoria Henckenlaible,…See More
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Paid internship at the Centre for Peace and Human Security, American University Duhok Kurdistan

Job title                     Intern for Center for Peace and Human SecurityLocation                    Duhok, Kurdistan RegionJob Type                   Full-timeSalary                        Commensurate with experienceExpiry Date               Open until filled Position Summary:The American University Duhok Kurdistan (AUDK) invites applications for the position of Intern for Center for Peace and Human Security from persons with a great sense of integrity, determination, values and ethics and…See More
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Victoria Fontan replied to Sue Useem's discussion Comprehensive List of all US Universities and Colleges that have a Peace and Justice Program.
"Indeed! Most lists do not comprehensively list programs in Africa, Asia or Latin America... work in progress!"
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Politics and Public Policy, American University Duhok Kurdistan
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Kurdistan, Iraq
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?
American University Duhok Kurdistan
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
French, Spanish
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Development, Dialogue, Human Rights, Internally Displaced, Peacebuilding, Refugees, Terrorism, Violence Prevention
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Evaluation, Fundraising, Program Design, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Humiliation, insurgency, terrorism and resilience

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At 8:13am on December 5, 2012, Sarah Elizabeth Moore said…

Decolonizing Peace is now first on my "for pleasure list" to read after finishing a pile texts I must read for studies. Thank you.

At 8:43am on October 23, 2012, Sarah Elizabeth Moore said…

Dear Vicotoria,
Since you have an interest in Bosnia and Herzegovina I thought you or some of your students may be interested in this program.

Since you are interested in peace and conflict I thought you may like to see this program.

Warm wishes from Sarajevo,


At 12:35pm on March 13, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Victoria.

happy to meet you here.


At 11:44pm on November 19, 2008, Prakash Bhattarai said…
Hi Professor Fontan,

Thank you for accepting my network request. I am looking forward to have further conversation in the coming days to discuss on peace and conflict focused issues.

At 1:55pm on November 19, 2008, THUSHARA WITHARANA said…
Hi Victoria,

We join as a group & we try to make peace in Sri Lanka.We are graduates in peace & Conflict Resolution.we study about peace.But here is a war.

Sri Lankan government and LTTE members fight in northern areas.So tamil people in northern areas face most of dificulties.Not only tamil or northern people bit also southern people face bomb attacks.

So we think we have a responsibility.And we join as a group.we need some help.we need knowladge and small fund.

can U help us.plz reply me.or can U give me details about helping organization plz send me.


At 6:34am on September 14, 2008, Waheed Ahmad said…

Easy is to get a place is someone's address book.
Difficult is to get a place in someone's heart.

Easy is to judge the mistakes of others
Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes

Easy is to talk without thinking
Difficult is to refrain the tongue

Easy is to hurt someone who loves us.
Difficult is to heal the wound...

Easy is to forgive others
Difficult is to ask for forgiveness

Easy is to set rules.
Difficult is to follow them...

Easy is to dream every night.
Difficult is to fight for a dream...

Easy is to show victory.
Difficult is to assume defeat with dignity...

Easy is to admire a full moon.
Difficult to see the other side...

Easy is to stumble with a stone.
Difficult is to get up...

Easy is to enjoy life every day.
Difficult to give its real value...

Easy is to promise something to someone.
Difficult is to fulfill that promise...

Easy is to say we love.
Difficult is to show it every day...

Easy is to criticize others.
Difficult is to improve oneself...

Easy is to make mistakes.
Difficult is to learn from them...

Easy is to weep for a lost love.
Difficult is to take care of it so not to lose it.

Easy is to think about improving.
Difficult is to stop thinking it and put it into action...

Easy is to think bad of others
Difficult is to give them the benefit of the doubt...

Easy is to receive
Difficult is to give

Easy to read this
Difficult to follow

Easy is to keep the friendship with words
Difficult is to keep it with meanings.

Would u like to be my Penpal

I am Waheed 33 Male Lawyer , working for human rights in Pakistan

hope to hear from you soon

My Messanger id
At 11:30am on February 21, 2008, Yadab Bastola said…
Dear Victoria
My good wishes are always with you.Me from Nepal hope we will be in touch.
At 9:00pm on February 17, 2008, Maribel Munoz said…
Hi Victoria:
I am happy to see you on the network. Please let's keep in touch!
At 3:22pm on November 26, 2007, James said…
You may already know about it, but just in case it’s something that would benefit you…

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At 12:57pm on November 2, 2007, Krishna H. Pushkar said…
How are you? Did you started your projects in Nepal or south Asea?
please check one of my article, it is published in Nepal Monitor
Thank you.

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