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The Frontlines of Peace

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Release Date: 04/28/2021

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    Omid Roustaei is a Persian chef / recipe developer with a well-attended blog called Caspian Chef – Omid Roustaei. Omid’s love of Persian cooking started when Omid was determined to keep his nostalgic connection with his homeland Iran, and his home-city Babol. A former-private chef, Omid combines his passion for cooking, expert knowledge, and life experience to take his audience on a culinary expedition. In his cooking classes, Omid transports his audience to Iran with tales of his childhood stories by sharing his knowledge about plant-based, intuitive cooking and his love of...

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Sonora Jha, Ph.D., is a novelist, essayist, researcher, and a Professor of Journalism at . Sonora was born in India, where she had a career as a journalist in Mumbai and Bangalore before moving to Singapore and then to the United States. Sonora’s academic research on the emerging intersections of the press, politics, and the Internet has been published in top-tier national and international scholarly journals. Part memoir, part manifesto,  is a confluence of the author’s life, her rich inner life, family life, and feminism. With discussions on media, race, , and everything in between,...

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About the author Kate Gaertner is a leading expert, sought-after speaker and consultant in corporate sustainability with 25 years of combined corporate and entrepreneurial experience. She holds a Masters of Science in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.   About this episode As the world starts to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, another global -- and even more devastating -- existential threat persists: . The world is getting hotter. This summer, wildfires engulfed the West Coast and floods...

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Zahra Hankir features nineteen Arab women journalists who speak out about what it’s like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection. A growing number of intrepid Arab and Middle Eastern —are working tirelessly to shape nuanced narratives about their changing homelands, often risking their lives on the front lines of war. From sexual harassment on the streets of Cairo to the difficulty of traveling without a male relative in Yemen, their challenges are unique—as are their advantages, such as being able to speak candidly with other women at a Syrian...

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the first anthology to on lust, love and the erotic. spanning 3000 years, it includes the works of classical authors, award-winning contemporary authors and emerging writers, published in English for the first time. It is a little-known secret that Arabic literature has a long tradition of erotic writing. Behind that secret lies another – that many of the writers are women. We Wrote in Symbols celebrates the works of 75 of these female writers of Arab heritage who articulate love and lust with artistry and skill. Here, a wedding night takes an unexpected turn beneath a canopy of...

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About our guests: Marwan Ahmad is the CEO of U.S. Halal Consultant, organizer of Halal Expo and Summit USA and founder of Arabesque Media. a Virginia based marketing and event planning and management company. Ahmad has been in the marketing, event planning business since 1994. He served on a media training mission to Italy with the State Department touring four cities to speak, educate and train local ethnic media. Ahmad also serves as the president of the American Halal Council, a nonprofit organization based in Washington DC. Elisabeth Myers is the Executive Vice President of US Halal...

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In a surprising, funny, and gut-wrenching book: The Frontlines of Peace,  Séverine Autesserre, award-winning author,  and Professor of Political Science at  explains the hopeful story of the ordinary yet extraordinary people who have figured out how to build lasting peace in their communities.  Sara Jamshidi talk with Autesserre about her book and experience as a peacebuilder.    – The word “ we’ve all heard over and over: violence breaks out, foreign nations are scandalized, peacekeepers and million-dollar donors come rushing...

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In a surprising, funny, and gut-wrenching book: The Frontlines of Peace,  Séverine Autesserre, award-winning author, peacebuilder, and Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, explains the hopeful story of the ordinary yet extraordinary people who have figured out how to build lasting peace in their communities.  Sara Jamshidi talk with Autesserre about her book and experience as a peacebuilder.

 

Séverine Autesserre website – The word “peacebuilding” evokes a story we’ve all heard over and over: violence breaks out, foreign nations are scandalized, peacekeepers and million-dollar donors come rushing in, warring parties sign a peace agreement and, sadly, within months the situation is back to where it started—sometimes worse.

But what strategies have worked to build lasting peace in conflict zones, particularly for ordinary citizens on the ground? And why should other ordinary citizens, thousands of miles away, care?

In The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World Séverine Autesserre, award-winning researcher and peacebuilder, examines the well-intentioned but inherently flawed peace industry.

In her book, Autesserre gives examples drawn from across the globe. She reveals that peace can grow in the most unlikely circumstances. She argues that contrary to what most politicians preach, building peace doesn’t require billions in aid or massive international interventions. And, she believes that real, lasting peace requires giving power to local citizens.

The Frontlines of Peace tells the stories of the ordinary yet extraordinary individuals and organizations that are confronting violence in their communities effectively.

One thing is clear: Successful examples of peacebuilding around the world, in countries at war or at peace, have involved innovative grassroots initiatives led by local people, at times supported by foreigners, often employing methods shunned by the international elite.

By narrating success stories of this kind, Autesserre shows the radical changes we must take in our approach if we hope to build lasting peace around us—whether we live in Congo, the United States, or elsewhere.