Our passionate, dedicated students represent various ethnicities, genders, and races from throughout the world. Many have first-hand experience of the devastating effects of conflict, and have committed their lives to improving human co-existence and building sustainable peace.
Carol Daniel Kasbari
“I am studying how conflict shapes how people see themselves, how conflict shapes the way we treat other people,” she said. “I’m looking at how human beings are transformed, how perceived identities are transformed, based on different traumas and based on the narratives we tell about ourselves.” Read more here.
Sixte Vigny Nimuraba
“Violence has become the most common tool for those who are not happy how things are going. Do people really know that nonviolence can also help them achieve their goals? That is my mission. Help the Burundian people to find alternatives to violence."
"I have come to realize that conflicts are never linear and they boast a complexity about them that sometimes only experience can help to identify and then resolve.”
Asaka finds inspiration from a quote by Soseki Natsume, one of her favorite authors, who once said, “It is painfully easy to define human beings. They are beings who, for no good reason at all, create their own unnecessary suffering”. Asaka notes: “I like this quote because if human suffering is created by humans, then it can also be destroyed by humans, and this is what I work towards each day. ”