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Call for Papers- Creative Approaches to Transitional Justice: Contributions of Arts and Culture
2020 Special Issue, International Journal of Transitional Justice
Deadline: July 1, 2019
Guest Editor: Cynthia Cohen
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Highlights

Book Presentation: La Batea
October 19, 2:30pm
Schwartz #103
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PeaceCon 2018
October 24-26
Washington, DC
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Post-graduate course on Arts and International Cooperation - Collaborating on Fragile Contexts and Processes of Peace Building
Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
Next course begins: January 2019
Register by: October 31


As Criminalization of the Arts Intensifies in Cuba, Activists Organize
Hyperallergic
Yanelyz Nunez Leyva
Photo courtesy Yanelyz Nuñez Leyva, Hyperallergic


Theatre. Immersion. Education. (TIE)


Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
January 4, 2018
UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (ONCHR)

The Brandeis minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) presents:

2017 CAST Annual Report

Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot
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On Ajoka: An Interview and In Memoriam
By Fawzia Afzal-Khan
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Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy - Peacebuilding Newsletter
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"Arts and Building Peace: The Basics and Envisioning the Future"
Essay by Cynthia Cohen
Peace in Progress Magazine
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Interview with Lee Perlman about the
book “But Abu Ibrahim, We’re Family!”
Abu


Pop Culture Collaborative
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Featured News from the Field Theme: "Arts and Social Change in Kenya: Past and Present"

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Nilanjana Premaratna


Nilanjana Premaratna is a PhD student at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. She is a scholar and activist from Sri Lanka with a history of volunteering and working in the Sri Lankan conflict context for over one and a half decades. Her education and research interests build upon this activism and experience.

Nilanjana graduated from the University of Colombo with a Bachelor of Arts and completed her Master's degree at the University of Queensland on an Australian Leadership Award. In her PhD thesis, Nilanjana explores the role of theatre for peacebuilding in South Asia. Thus, her research and activist interests in the nexus of art and peacebuilding complement each other, drawing from and contributing to each other.

She co-authored "Art and Peacebuilding: How Theatre Transforms Conflict in Sri Lanka," a chapter in the following book: Oliver Richmond (ed), "Palgrave Advances in Peacebuilding: Critical Developments and Approaches," London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, pp. 376-391.  

Our gratitude is given to Nilanjana for collaborating with the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts to compile a set of initiatives and organizations in South Asia working in the intersection of theatre and peacebuilding for News from the Field and for our January Peacebuilding and the Arts Now newsletter. 




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