FELLOWSHIPS + AWARDS

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
PEACE FELLOWSHIP

FELLOWSHIPS + AWARDS

ROTARY
INTERNATIONAL
PEACE FELLOWSHIP

BUILDING PEACE THROUGH STORIES

I was selected as one of 50 global Rotary International Peace Fellows to study at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok in 2017.

I undertook a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies. I passed my studies with flying colours.

The three month intensive residential course focuses on conflict resolution techniques including analysis, mapping, successful sustainable peace building and two practical field trips – one to Chiang Rai in northern Thailand and the other to Sri Lanka. The

BUILDING PEACE THROUGH STORIES

I was selected as one of 50 global Rotary International Peace Fellows to study at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok in 2017.

I undertook a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies. I passed my studies with flying colours.

The three month intensive residential course focuses on conflict resolution techniques including analysis, mapping, successful sustainable peace building and two practical field trips – one to Chiang Rai in northern Thailand and the other to Sri Lanka.

The course involved regular journaling, blogging, networking with key figures in the peace and conflict fields, reflections and submitting an academic paper (marked as excellent by an external tutor) and organising and presenting at a public seminar.

My chosen area of focus while on this fellowship (undertaken as a career break from my position as a journalist at the BBC) was the role of the storyteller when it came to attacks on cultural heritage and identity.

I was able to contribute a great deal of my expertise on the fast emerging area of fake news, verification and technology during discussions, especially when it came to modern areas of conflict, the role of the media, and the challenge of multiple narratives.

course involved regular journaling, blogging, networking with key figures in the peace and conflict fields, reflections and submitting an academic paper (marked as excellent by an external tutor) and organising and presenting at a public seminar.

My chosen area of focus while on this fellowship (undertaken as a career break from my position as a journalist at the BBC) was the role of the storyteller when it came to attacks on cultural heritage and identity.

I was able to contribute a great deal of my expertise on the fast emerging area of fake news, verification and technology during discussions, especially when it came to modern areas of conflict, the role of the media, and the challenge of multiple narratives.

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