RPS II: Memory was held on March 27 and 28th on the 20th floor of the bell tower of Riverside Church in NYC. Spending two days with a wonderful group of creative and caring people was a true pleasure.
ICU professor of international relations and RPS organizing committee member Giorgio Shani is set to deliver a talk tomorrow evening at Rutgers University.
The theme for our second Rethinking Peace Seminar, which will be held later this month in New York City, is memory. With this in mind, over the next few weeks we will post links to stories about historical memory. The first is a story about the firebombing of Tokyo near the end of WWII. It recently appeared in Jacobin, an online and print magazine published monthly.
Here is the link to the article.
Please note that the views in the Jacobin article are solely that of the author, and do not necessarily reflect my views. What is clear is that many US citizens are completely ignorant about this horrible atrocity. On the 70th Anniversary of Operation Meetinghouse, let us all reflect and remember those that perished in the firebombing.
A group of 30 prominent women peace activists are planning to walk across the DMZ separating North and South Korea. Their aim is to "cross the 2-mile wide De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) that separates millions of Korean families as a symbolic act of peace."
The post-Rajapaksa era present unprecedented opportunities for reconciliation in Sri Lanka.