Slifka Director Writes Chapter in New Peacebuilding Book


April 16, 2009

buildingpeaceCynthia Cohen, the executive director of the Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence, has written a chapter for a new book called Building Peace: Practical Reflections from the Field (Kumarian Press, May 2009). The book, produced by the Alliance for Peacebuilding, includes 13 stories of innovative peacebuilding practices from around the world.

Cohen’s chapter examines Recasting Reconciliation through Culture and the Arts, a Brandeis International Fellows Program of the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life. In it, she offers an overview of the program and its outcomes, and reflects on the artists and cultural workers who came to Brandeis to share and discuss their work.

Other chapters in the book cover such topics as creating structure and capacity for peace, interethnic conflict and accord in post-communist Europe, and on peacebuilding efforts in Lesotho, Israel, the former Yugoslavia, Angola, Crimea, Sierra Leone, and Georgia.

The cover of the book, at right, features a photograph of the Pchum Ben ceremony in Cambodia by Brandeis International Fellow Ly Daravuth.