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It’s important to understand both the possibilities and limitations of campus dialogue. A person walks past a board with the message ‘Free Palestine’ on the campus of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Feb. 7, 2024, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Middle East student dialogue: As an expert in deep conflict, what I’ve learned about making conversation possible

In 2015, I saw Jewish and Muslim students forge a set of group agreements so they could dialogue on the Middle East conflict. Initiatives like this or a ‘Semester in Dialogue’ program are promising.
Jacqueline O’Neill, Canada’s ambassador for Women, Peace and Security, appears before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade in November 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Women, peace and security initiatives should matter to all Canadians

The recent release of Canada’s third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security highlights challenges and opportunities that go far beyond the ‘add women and stir’ approach.
Hanadi Alashi points to Palestinian family members in a photo at her home in Ottawa on Dec. 1, 2023. Alashi is one of many Canadians who have applied for family members to come to Canada under a special extended family visa program created in response to the conflict in Gaza. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Asylum seekers from Gaza and Sudan face prejudiced policies and bureaucratic hurdles

Refugee programs in Canada have always been politicized, but more so in recent years, evidenced in discrepancies between programs for refugees from Gaza and Sudan and those from Ukraine.
The headquarters of an Iranian-linked group in Anbar, Iraq was among the sites targeted by U.S. bombers. Hashd al-Shaabi Media Office/Handout/Anadolu via Getty Images

US raids in Iraq and Syria: How retaliatory airstrikes affect network of Iran-backed militias

More than 85 locations linked to militias were hit in a robust response by Washington to an earlier deadly drone attack on a US base in Jordan.
Border conflicts, spanning different time periods and places, are behind many of the big international disputes today. picture alliance via Getty Images

This course examines how conflicts arise over borders

Religious, racial and class-based differences often get politicized.

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