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Beauty

Chris Snyder, SMU Guest The trip to Rwanda was the most impactful trip I have ever experienced. While I tried to avoid preconceived notions going into the trip, I was struck by the beauty of the land and its people. … Continue reading

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Fear

Lori Anne Shaw, Director of Training & Development at Duncum Center Solutions, Abilene Christian University  The Rwandan people have much to teach us about building peace. For example, Rwandans deliberately and bravely choose hope over fear. Fear drives people to … Continue reading

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Debate

Dr. Ben Voth, Director of Debate, SMU Associate Professor of CCPA There are several things I saw in the Rwandan people that we could use to build peace here. One is the model of forgiveness that we saw in the … Continue reading

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Humanize

Husain Abdullah, Dispute Resolution Graduate Student, Retired NFL Athlete I saw the recognition of one’s humanness. Dehumanization and derision is what led to an unprecedented crime against humanity in 1994. Today we race to mock and ridicule “the other”. We … Continue reading

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Peace

Sarah Davenport, MA Dispute Resolution, Class of 2017 The people of Rwanda have much to teach the world. I learned a great deal about love, humanity, and peace in the six days I spent among them living and learning their way … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse

Elizabeth Blake, MA Dispute Resolution, Class of 2017 The Forgiveness Villages in Rwanda in which victims and perpetrators of the 1994 genocide live and work together were by far the most bold and courageous systems of peace and reconciliation implemented … Continue reading

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Selflessness

SMU Dispute Resolution faculty, students and guests recently traveled to Rwanda to deliver peacebuilding and peer mediation training. After returning to Texas, the group shares their individual experiences with the Rwandan people and insights on what we could all learn about peace. Continue reading

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Me Equivoqué

The entire point of my Engaged Learning proposal was to determine “What does feminism in Peru look like?” But the longer I’m here the more I realize that this was a dumb question to ask. There is no such thing … Continue reading

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NicaHOPE

Students in the University Honors Program sociology class “Global Society” spent nine days in Nicaragua, with Lecturer Nancy Campbell, learning about the relationship between globalization and the social, political, economic and cultural life of that country. Students will produce a unique research project rooted in data collected in Nicaragua. Continue reading

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Emotional Rewards

An update from Cooper B., a first-year student studying finance: Wow, what a week capped by so many different emotions. First and foremost was excitement, never before did I think I would be allowed to delve into the primary documents … Continue reading

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