During the evening on Thursday, June 2 a special performance was held in ICU's Diffendorfer Auditorium as part of the Rethinking Peace Studies conference. The performance, titled The Mirror with Wings: Experimental Butoh Performance, featured the Butoh dancers Yuri Nagaoka and Seisaku, calligrapher and dancer Ryo Honda, composer Ida Soraya Klint, translator Veronika Melekhina, videographer and co-producer Nitin Sawhney and producer Daniel Fernandez.

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The culminating event of Rethinking Peace Studies will be held from June 2-4 on the campus of International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. The three-day conference will include 16 paper presentations and three keynote addresses delivered by some of the world's leading thinkers in the field of peace and conflict studies.

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Ashis Nandy, one of India's most renowned critical thinkers, is a distinguished political psychologist and social theorist. He will be one of the keynote speakers at the Rethinking Peace Studies (RPS) Conference at ICU this June. This is an interview he gave to Governance Now this past summer regarding some of the trends he identified in government and politics in India. 

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Fifteen years ago, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on women, peace and security, a landmark international law that demands women’s participation in decision-making on international peace and security. Though seldom recognized, the fundamental roots of this resolution, known as 1325, came from women’s actual experiences in armed conflict and their struggles for peace, championed by women’s organizations and civil society groups around the world.

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On October 21, 2015, women and men activists, advocates, and human rights defenders will come to the United Nations Headquarters. They will come not to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, but to participate in the Prelude to the Peace Forum to recommit to the principals and transformative potential of the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

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Pope Francis, the humble and self-deprecating leader of the world's Catholics, made a special appearance at the U.S. Congress to promote peace and justice. In the first-ever address of its type to a joint session of Congress, the Pope touched on issues of climate change, immigration, economic inequality, and related issues of reconciliation.

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Professor Giorgio Shani, Director of the Rotary Peace Center at ICU, has published a new paperback version of Religion, Identity and Human Security. This work seeks to provide a fresh examination of the relationship between religion, identity and security in a globalizing world, arguing that in order to address human security issues we must seek a reconceptualization of human security along post-secular lines.

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Politically motivated changes to the Perm-36 Museum near the Russian city of Perm provides a compelling contemporary case study of what Connerton calls "repressive erasure."

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