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Aug 20, 2019

John Feffer edits “Foreign Policy in Focus," a publication of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington D.C. He called to ask Metta about what he sees as a trend: an increasing difficulty for leftish and liberal democratic internationalists to cooperate across borders, whereas the burgeoning nationalistic...


Aug 13, 2019

Ann Swidler is a Berkeley sociologist who believes that Western altruists who want to help Africa should begin by learning about the culture where they go. Otherwise they will be shocked to find their assistance failing. She tells Metta that it is useless to try to change African sex norms, for example, because the...


Aug 11, 2019

Many universities teach courses about peace and conflict, and the faculty members who specialize in these matters meet annually to share their research findings. Three of our panelists, Chris Hyrnkow, Peter Venton, and Florence Stratton, had just attended the 2018 conference and the third panelist was a...


Aug 6, 2019

Alison Lucas is a Major in the Canadian Army and Amber Comisso is a Lt. Commander in Canada's Navy. Both have served as peacekeepers abroad, but their jobs did not call upon their special quality -- their gender -- for dealing with women who would have avoided male Canadian soldiers. Still, they say peace operations are...


Jul 26, 2019

Normand Beaudet runs a nonviolence resource centre in Montreal that strategizes with various social movements. This summer his assistant is Jamie Latvaitis, a university student who will work in local communities to organize opposition to a proposed pipeline that will ship liquid natural gas across Quebec.

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