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Kawser Ahmed -- Book Launch

Friday Jan 19 2018 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove
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Launch of Grassroots Approaches to Community-Based Peacebuilding Initiatives: Theory and Praxis on the Front Lines (Lexington).

Kawser Ahmed was born in Bangladesh. A commissioned Army officer in Bangladesh Army his tour of duty included: an exchange officer with the Turkish Armed Forces, an observer to the United Nations Missions in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and a course participant at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA), Washington DC. His research interest includes social conflict and peace-building, radicalism, violent extremism, and peacekeeping operations.

In this important study, he listens to the voices of community leaders on the front lines of social justice work in Winnipeg. These leaders are working with nongovernmental, ethnic-based, and faith-based organizations. Here he explores the intersection among structural factors and grassroots activism in the face of social challenges such as poverty, discrimination, and colonialism. This study is significant for learning both the strengths and obstacles to civil society as an engine of social change in peace and conflict studies.


Grassroots Approaches to Community-Based Peacebuilding Initiatives

- Kawser Ahmed

Hardcover $204.95

Grassroots Approaches to Community-Based Peacebuilding Initiatives examines how change is affected in society by studying the experiences of community leaders involved in social activism in Winnipeg, Canada. Documenting the peace-building activities of a host of Community Based Organizations (CBOs), it explores how these activities are used strategically to impact conflict transformation related to issues such as racism, inequality, and extremism in local settings. Due to its combination of a theoretical foundation and first-hand accounts of actual peace-building projects, this book is a highly useful resource for understanding policy and praxis related to peace-building, and a significant contribution to the literature on peace and conflict studies and policy formation.