As an Iranian painter witnessing the current situation, I wish to make my voice heard for the people reading the news. Here it is:
“If Georgia O’Keeffe the female painter was a heart of the USA, then I am a female painter heart of Iran. She brought attention to the beauty of flowers with her art, I bring those flowers to the heart of what makes us human with my art. Such is the intertwined steps forward of civilizations. The true identity of a nation lies in the daily lives of its citizens, and the authentic relations of a nation lye in the connection felt and lived on through its artists.
Just a little reminder to all people reading the news about the escalation of political tension at the moment between the USA and Iran. Remember there are other types of relations going on between the USA and Iran which are actually authentic and real in their connection.
Attached is my new painting ‘Heart of Serenity’, dedicated to the damaged relations between the nations of origin of Georgia O’Keeffe (USA) and myself (Iran)! "
Fundamental Theories of Ethnic Conflict, by Muli wa Kyendo (ed.)
This book develops and expands on theories that aim at explaining the root causes of ethnic and racial conflicts. The aim is to shift focus from research, policies and strategies based on tackling the effects of ethnic and racial conflicts, which have so far been ineffective as evidenced by the increase in ethnic conflicts, to more fundamental ideas, models and strategies. Contents extend across many disciplines including evolution, biology, religion, communication, mythology and even introspective perspectives.around the world.
Drawn from around the world, contributors to the book are respected and experienced award winning authors, scholars and thinkers with deep understanding of their special fields of contribution. The book was inspired by the conditions in Kenya, where ethnic violence flared up with terrifying consequences following a disputed election in 2008. Although the conflict was resolved by the intervention of the international community, Kenyans – like many other Africans - continue to live in fear of ethnic conflicts breaking out with more disastrous consequences. The book will be useful to policy makers, NGOs and others involved in promoting peace. It will also be useful in guiding research and as a text book in universities and colleges.
Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age, Bruce L. Cook (ed.)
Violent behavior has become deeply integrated into modern society and it is an unavoidable aspect of human nature. Examining peacemaking strategies through a critical and academic perspective can assist in resolving violence in societies around the world.
The Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the utilization of peacemaking in media, leadership, and religion. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as human rights, spirituality, and the Summer of Peace, this publication is an ideal resource for policymakers, universities and colleges, graduate-level students, and organizations seeking current research on the application of conflict resolution and international negotiation.
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