Amanda Munroe's Blog (10)

Peace Education and Sport for Violence Reduction

Cross-Posted from original publication on the International Platform on Sport and Development:

Sport theorists have rightly cautioned against the attribution of peace to sport-based interventions, suggesting that sport’s effectiveness at furthering peace must be considered on many levels (at least: interpersonal, intercultural, and international) and contesting the…


Added by Amanda Munroe on July 8, 2015 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

'Haiti is Freedom,' My Friend Told Me. That Was News To Me. - Cross Posted from

“Haiti is freedom” was my friend Sabina’s answer, when I asked her why she loves it there. We were walking under palm trees, returning from a festival organized by a youth center in the coastal city of Jacmel

Sabina, originally from New Jersey, now lives in Haiti working on an initiative to identify successes in locally-driven…


Added by Amanda Munroe on April 10, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Dancing for Emotional and Behavioral Awareness: Moving Peace in Washington, DC!


[NOTE: Dance 4 Peace changed its name to Move This World in 2013.]

More on MTW today at

This winter marks the end of my second term as a PeaceMover in Washington, DC. I love to watch as students reach their own “breakthrough moments” in Dance 4…


Added by Amanda Munroe on January 16, 2012 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Call For Submissions - Peace Education in Action



Call for Submissions: Peace Education in Action Online Resource


Dear Peace Education Colleagues,


Teachers Without Borders is seeking contributions of narrative case…


Added by Amanda Munroe on December 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Sport and Peacebuilding - Summer Summary

The Georgetown University and Generations For Peace Summer Research Fellows have all returned to DC after three months in the field. As we begin to digest our research and experiences, we wanted to share a piece of our journey with you.

What was the most surprising thing you found?

From Amanda Munroe: 

Connection! I was surprised (and encouraged!) to find out how well the organizations and the academics I was interviewing were…


Added by Amanda Munroe on August 24, 2011 at 12:22am — No Comments

Positive Peace, Local & Global: Sport to Prevent Terrorism (Europe)

A Norwegian Terrorist Surprises Europe

I’m assuming you heard about what happened in Norway last week?

A man named Anders Behring Breivik, under dramatic political and religious conviction, set a car bomb off near a building in downtown Oslo, killing 7 and wounding more, after which he took a ferry directly to a nearby…


Added by Amanda Munroe on July 29, 2011 at 7:16pm — 5 Comments

Alternative Tourism: Trading International Renown for Local Respect

It has been a challenge for my own parents to follow me this summer, so a quick update on my whereabouts:

I was in Stuttgart, Freiburg and Berlin (May-1st half of June)

Then in Italy (2nd half…


Added by Amanda Munroe on July 12, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

"So What's Your Hypothesis? : A Word on Research Methods

About a week and half ago, during one of my site visits in Berlin, a practitioner (with a B.A. in political science) said to me, “Your project sounds fascinating. What’s the hypothesis behind your work?”

I was taken off guard. Surprisingly, no one had asked me that question yet. I felt a little silly, coming from Georgetown and all, notebook in hand, doing site observations and suddenly thinking to myself, “I don’t know. Do I have a hypothesis?” I was whisked back to every science…


Added by Amanda Munroe on June 27, 2011 at 8:53am — 20 Comments

Multiculturalism in Europe - Integration through Sport

This week in Germany, I am visiting sites and interviewing practitioners with the Germany-wise program, “Integration through Sport” (in German, “Integration durch Sport”). IdS, which is financed by the German government, administered via the German Olympic committee and implemented locally through youth programs and sport clubs, is a wonderful example of the intersection between sport and conflict resolution.

Today I was privileged to visit the state headquarters of IdS in the German… Continue

Added by Amanda Munroe on June 1, 2011 at 6:53pm — 9 Comments

War And Peace - Prologue to Summer Sport & Peacebuilding Research

This post can also be seen at S&P's Blog.


One of my favorite „Sport and Peace“ stories is that of the football (soccer) match between German and British troops on Christmas Day in 1914, the first winter of what later would be christened the “Great War”. I’ve never read a detailed account of the match, but you have to wonder, don’t you, what was…


Added by Amanda Munroe on May 18, 2011 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

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