|Welcome to our community: How do you define PEACE?||
Peace has so many facets and attributes that it may be impossible to accumulate them all into one all-encompassing definition. Yet, I indicate three main characters of peace that first come to my mind:
For me, peace primarily means consent between people. To respectfully acknowledge differences and to accept comprise.
Peace is not a status but it is a process. It is constantly produced by people who handle their conflicts with others in a non-violent manner.
Peace between individuals may have a different character than peace between interest groups, between states or between international organisations. The type of peace thereby depends on the entities involved in the peace process.
|How did you find this community?||
I found the Galtung-Instutut through its homepage, while searching for internship opportunities at an institute for mediation or peace and conflict studies
|Do you have any professional experience in the field of peace-research? peace-studies? peace-practice?||
In the frame of my studies, I am currently researching on Boko Haram in Nigeria and the role that religion and identity plays in populist movements throughout Europe.
Otherwise, not yet 🙂
|Are you at all familiar with concepts of Nonviolence and Conflict Transformation?||
Yes. I am currently deepening my knowledge about these concepts through self-study and essay writing.
|What are your primary conceptual interests and concerns||
social psychological mechanisms in conflicts (e.g. how does the exercise of power influence the human psyche? What are the psychological mechanisms behind social and political polarisation?), mediation practice (what may be a "basic recipe" for reconciliation?)
|What is your main regional focus?||
German native, English C1, Spanish C1, French B1, Romanian A2
Clara Holling ( * 03.12.1993 in Münster)