Seeking Peace

Seeking Peace


Latest Episodes

Leaders and Allies
November 21, 2022

In the final episode of the season, we bring you a fascinating conversation between Major General Maureen OBrien, the Deputy Military Adviser in the United Nations Office of Military Affairs, Department of Peace Operations and Dr. Robert Egnell, a senior

Defying Gender Norms in Peacekeeping
November 14, 2022

The United Nations is the largest peacekeeping body in the world. In this episode, we explore the dynamic and interconnected world of peacekeeping. Youll hear from uniformed women working in different positions in UN peacekeeping missions one works in

Transforming Politics
November 07, 2022

Around the world, women face countless barriers to political participation. In this episode, you will hear from women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and Kosovoall of whom are engaged in politics. One works to ensur

Women Negotiating Peace
October 31, 2022

Peace agreements are a formal means to pave the way for lasting peace. Women must play a critical role in shaping these agreements. In this episode, youll hear from several women who have worked on peace negotiations across the African continent. Women w

The Daily Work of Building Peace
October 24, 2022

You might think of peacebuilding as peace talks that take place in big rooms, between country officials. But peacebuilding takes many forms, including within communities, between coworkers, families, and neighbors. Around the world, women play central rol

Season Three Trailer
October 17, 2022

Welcome to Season Three of Seeking Peace from Georgetown Universitys Institute for Women, Peace and Security. This season, we are collaborating with the United Nations Department of Peace Operations and Our Secure Future to explore womens roles in bring

Justice for Black Mothers
January 20, 2021

In this episode, we hear about how women like Kenithia Alston are fighting for peace and security for Black lives in America. Ms. Alstons son, Marqueese, was killed blocks away from the White House by the DC Metropolitan Police in 2018. Ms. Alston has sp

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Opal Tometi on the Fight for Racial Justice in the US
January 13, 2021

Opal Tometi co-founded Black Lives Matter alongside activists Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors. Time Magazine named her as one of 2020s 100 most influential people and BBC calls her one of the 100 most inspiring women. In this interview, Opal shares the

Actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan on Diversity and Gender Equality
January 06, 2021

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is a Tamil-Canadian actor known for her leading role in the Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever, written by Mindy Kaling. This year she was named Global Celebrated Ambassador by Plan International Canada, to promote gender equali

La lucha por la paz en Colombia
December 30, 2020

This is a Spanish language version of our field story about the struggle for peace in Colombia. Although a peace deal was signed in Colombia in 2016, peace still seems out of reach for many Colombians – especially for human rights defenders. Between

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