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This blog is written by scholars and activists committed to positive social change, and to the transformation of violence towards ends that are more just, dignified and humane. Contributions are welcome, as in the joining of intellectual and vocational forces, we have greater power to realise the changes the world most needs.

Courage (denoting the heart)

Courage (denoting the heart)

As I climbed the small flight of stairs on the Nice-Ventimiglia regional train, the rhythms of Naija’s summer hits wafted down. At the top, a young man who I would come to know as Abeo danced to Joeboy’s ‘Baby’. The train began to move along the glittering coastline,...

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Idealism as a subversive act

Idealism as a subversive act

Lately, idealism has begun to feel like a form of rebellion, a subversive act to push back against the rising tides of cynicism and fear. As centenary commemorations mark the end of the ‘Great War’, the catastrophic hatreds of old feel worryingly contemporary. Rising...

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The Myth of International Protection

War and Survival in Congo