News By FMA Update December 2010

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What is the Truth? Thoughts on the…

[1] Martina Topic[2] Introduction What is the Truth? Normally, people do not ask too many questions about this because there is always something perceived as a generally or personally accepted truth. For example, the...

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Lessons in Dissent: The Principles of the "Others"…

Marina Vasilj "Nothing is more unworthy of a civilized people than to allow itself to be "governed" by an irresponsible ruling clique motivated by the darkest instincts" (The White Rose leaflet, summer...

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Update December 2010

Dear friends,

The Peace Academy Foundation has existed since August 2010, and we hope that it will continue to exist for many more years.  After organizing 3 Post-Yugoslav Peace Academies, we decided that we need formalization, structure, and a clearer strategic approach to our work. This is the reason that we created the PA Foundation which will continue serving as a place of reflection, learning, and exchange of experiences for people from the area of Southeast Europe and beyond, who are interested in peacebuilding and related problems and phenomena.

The values that we strive for as well as the core people of the Peace Academy have not changed.  We continue to be focused on and are intensively preparing for the 4th Post-Yugoslav Peace Academy which will be held from July 17-26, 2011.  For next year we envision the following topics: gender and sexuality in war and peace, media and memory, language and ideology.  We are in the process of communication with potential instructors and you can stay informed about all news about the PA 2011 via this site.

Besides organizing the main Summer Academy which has become well known throughout the region, we are also planning to begin organizing follow-up activities which should contribute to strengthening the peacebuilding process and critical reflection on our political and social reality.  We wish to strengthen our partnership and be more present and more visible across the region.

In any event – we will see you soon - at the regular place in Sarajevo, but with new geographic, activist, and intellectual foci.

Until soon,

Peace Academy Organizing Team
December 2010.