A Path for Peacebuilding through Peace Education in Afghanistan (webinar recording)

On. February 25, 2021 Georgetown University’s MA in Conflict Resolution hosted “A Path for Peacebuilding through Peace Education in Afghanistan: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead for Peace Education.”  The panel focused on the peacebuilding efforts that have taken place since the creation of the Islamic Republic in 2001 through peace education in forms of the formal education system, technology, and art.

Introductions by Dr. Desha Girod and Nazila Jamshidi (C’21, G’22)


Roya Mahboob, CEO of Digital Citizen Fun, an Afghan entrepreneur and philanthropist focused on building digital literacy for women and children in developing countries. Named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013 for her work in building internet classrooms in high schools in Afghanistan.

Rohullah Amin, Researcher, Professor, and Director of the American Institute for Afghanistan Study (AIAS).

Aziz Royesh, Founder of Marefat High School and winner of Global Teacher Prize in 2017. Social Activists, teacher and writer.

Ahmad Jawad Samsor, Peace Education Program Manager in the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Kabul. Lecturer at American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

Ahmad Sarmast, Founder of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music

Moderated by: Dr. Tony Jenkins, Director of International Institute on Peace Education and the Global Campaign for Peace Education

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  1. Sadly enough Afghanistan has a long history of extreme domestic violence and a lack of legal child protection. Whoever aims at sustainable peace in this country must undertake steps to establish legal protection of children and women, like Franz Jedlicka proposes in his “Peace Mainstreaming” concept. This is a widely overseen factor, but according to all psychological findings peace must start with nonviolence in the families.

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