Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Alumni Event on Israel-Palestine

2017-10-25

DPCR Alumni event 24 oct 2017

On UN Day, 24th October, the DPCR Alumni Association hosted a talk by alumnus Henrik Persson. Henrik shared experiences from his recent ecumenical mission to the West Bank. His talk covered everyday life on the ground - the impact of the house demolitions, and the struggles of the people there.

Complementing Henrik’s talk was a round table discussion with two former ecumenical accompanies to Israel - Mathilda Lindgren, peace researcher / leadership developer, and Maria Lundin, practitioner in peace and development policy. The panel reflected upon Henrik’s experiences, discussed the role of international bodies, and emphasised the importance of hope in moving forward with the conflict.