Thursday, October 29, 2015

Peace Education in Lebanon - The 7th Asian Conference on Education (Kobe-Japan)

Academic Virtual presentation (power point video format) about my pedagogical approach and my research in three Lebanese universities from 2007 till 2014.

The 7th Asian Conference on Education,
Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Wednesday, October 21 - Sunday, October 25, 2015

This virtual presentation will also be soon published here:

Conference Programme - View on issuu via a web browser:


Dr. Pamela Chrabieh presents a paper entitled ‘Peace Education in Lebanon: Case Study in the University Context’ with a focus on the results of a qualitative research she conducted from 2007 till 2014 in three Lebanese Universities. Dr. Chrabieh has closely studied the initiatives of many peace activists in Lebanon from 2001 till 2007 and published a book about the subject ‘Voix-es de Paix au Liban’ (Voices/Paths of Peace in Lebanon) in 2008. When she came back from Canada to Lebanon and started teaching at St Josef University in Beirut, Notre Dame University and Holy Spirit University, she expanded her research to include high school students (with another book published in 2009) and 500 university students. This latest research’s progressive results were presented at Oxford-UK, Balamand-Lebanon, Istanbul-Turkey, Dubai-UAE and Rome-Italy. In her virtual presentation, Dr. Chrabieh introduces her audience to her final results, including her students’ visions of war and peace.

“Traumatic experiences of war may never disappear from the minds of many generations of Lebanese, and new wounded memories will be added to the old ones. But my research revealed the importance of creating alternative models of education through unconventional ideas and teaching techniques when it comes to the promotion of empathy, mutual respect and dialogue, as major peacebuilding pillars. Education, as I see it, is first and foremost about learning to be and become better human beings, capable of dealing with our individual and collective war traumas, of embracing our differences and constructing a common history/identity”.


Karima Abdel Ahad said...

Bravo Dr. Chrabieh!
And what an interesting presentation about your Peace Education approach.
Wishing you all the best in all your endeavors.

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh said...

Thank you Karima Abdel Ahad. The power point presents only a summary. If you are interested in the subject, academic papers will soon be published.

Karima Abdel Ahad said...

Of course I am interested! Please do let us know once it's available.

Nadia said...

Hell Dr. Peace Education seems to be an important pillar in peace building as explained in your presentation and I agree. But aren't there other considerations?

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh said...

Yes Nadia, Peace Education is crucial when tackling the internal causes of war - i.e. the psychosocial aspects, the war of traumas, ... As for the external causes, it's another struggle with different tools.

Cherif N. said...

Congratulations Dr. Chrabieh!

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh said...

Thank you!