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IMPACT: IMAGINING TOGETHER
Platform for Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation

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New Report-
"Imagine IMPACT: An emerging strategy to strengthen the arts, culture, and conflict transformation ecosystem"
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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
Guest Editor: Cynthia Cohen
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First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) 2019
Deadline to apply: May 31
Training: Nov 11 - Dec 5
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Call for Applications: National / International Theatre Practitioners
Apply by: June 5, 1pm GMT
Theatre Peace Building Academy
The Playhouse, Derry-Londonderry
Northern Ireland & the Border Counties of Ireland
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Fly By Light National Training Program hosted by One Common Unity
July 15 - 19
Washington D.C.
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Naila and the Uprising
PBS Special starting March 25, 2019
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Featured News from the Field Theme: "The Impact of Authoritarian Regimes on Artistic Freedom and Expression"


Songbook: Let’s Make a Better World: Stories and Songs by Jane Sapp
*Purchase Now!*
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Sarah Terrazano wins Academy of American Poets Prize


A Reflection on Ebony Axis
By Sarah Nzisabira
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Past News from the Field Theme: "Artists Respond to Climate Change"

Past News from the Field Theme: "Creative Reflections on Human Migration"


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Creative Ecofiction
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Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot
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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!”
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Acting Together Documentary

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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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