Spotlight on trainers

Peace is possible. Our Center Training Affiliates demonstrate this every day in the work they do across the country and world.

  • Art Stein in his library Nonviolence Trainer’s Award, January 2023 - The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island (URI) congratulates Dr. Art Stein for winning the International Nonviolence Trainer's Award on January 1, 2023.
  • International Nonviolence Trainer’s Award, December 2022 - The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island (URI) congratulates Gail Faris for winning the International Nonviolence Trainer's Award for December 2022.
  • Nonviolence Trainer’s Award, November 2022 - The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island congratulates Mr. Raju Sarkar for winning the Nonviolence Trainer’s Award for November 2022.
  • Kazu Haga Nonviolence Trainer’s Award, August 2022 - The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island (URI) congratulates Kazu Haga for winning our Nonviolence Trainer’s Award for August 2022.
  • Kazu Haga Nonviolence Trainer’s Award, August 2022 - The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island (URI) congratulates Kazu Haga for winning our Nonviolence Trainer’s Award for August 2022.
  • Amani Matabaro Tom Nonviolence Trainer of the Month, April 2022 - The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island (URI) congratulates Amani Matabaro Tom as the winner of our Nonviolence Trainer of the Month Award for April 2022. Amani is the co-founder and executive director of Action Kivu.
  • Roberta Ralph-Opara at the Youth Talk 2022 Nonviolence Trainer of the Month, March 2022 - The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island (URI) congratulates attorney Roberta Ralph-Opara as the winner of our Nonviolence Trainer of the Month Award for March 2022. Roberta expresses her gratitude for getting her nonviolence training and certifications from the past and present faculty at the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies. She […]
  • Photo of Dr. Leban Serto Nonviolence Trainer of the Month, February 2022 - The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island (URI) congratulates Dr. Leban Serto as our Nonviolence Trainer of the Month for February 2022. Dr. Serto is the honorary director of the Centre for Peace Education Manipur (CFPEM), India.
  • A steel print portrait of Gandhi Prof. Bueno de Mesquita Gives Keynote Address for International Webinar - Center Director, Prof. Paul Bueno de Mesquita gave the keynote address at the International Webinar on “Conceptualizing Contemporaneity of Gandhi.”
  • An ornamental seal with congratulations written on it. 11 Nonviolence Trainers Awarded Advanced Level 3 Certification - This year’s 21st Annual International Nonviolence Summer Institute was a bit different, as everything has been in the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic - we hosted an online 3-Day Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence & Conflict Reconciliation.
  • A picture of remote event with military personnel about the future of NATO interests in Africa Interview with Dr. Maurizio Geri, Nato’s challenges and opportunities - The future of the South NATO region will may present complex challenges, but also opportunities for growth and stabilization, especially if international actors provide long-term strategies with efficient and effective cooperation.
  • Dr. Jacob Bueno de Mesquita suited up to take COVID-19 samples Nonviolence trainer Jacob Bueno de Mesquita researches COVID-19 - Level 2 Nonviolence Trainer Dr. Jacob Bueno de Mesquita, was featured in an article published by his undergraduate Georgetown University.
  • Nonviolence trainer, Larisa Kasumagic Kafedzic Nonviolence Trainer Larisa Kazumagic from Bosnia starts Peace Education Hub - Larisa Kazumagic corresponds with Center staff about Peace Education Hub, Sarajevo a Center she founded at her university.
  • Global Peace and Personal Happiness - November 22, 2019 For National Education Week, a panel focused on “Global Resilience: Local and Global Community Impact.” The group of panelists have been working to make local and global sustainable change happen in many, varied ways. The session began with the Center’s Coordinator of Healthy Minds Inner Peace program, Geshe Dr. Thupten Tendhar. Thupten began […]
  • Nonviolence Trainer from Afghanistan speaks to URI Global Peace Students - “My father was killed by the Russians during their previous invasion of my country. My brother was killed by the Taliban. I watched and witnessed how my family and other families suffered from war, terriorism, and violence. This is why I am committed to nonviolence as a way of life and this is why I […]
  • Nonviolence Trainer Rowdy Duncan is Debunking Stereotypes - Nonviolence trainer Rowdy Duncan is debunking stereotypes at his university, Phoenix College. He trained with the Center at the International Nonviolence Summer Institute in 2014 and has been a changemaker ever since. New to PC as a Communication Faculty, Rowdy has already made a name for himself outside of academia. As a speaker/trainer/consultant with his […]
  • Students at Quest Montessori Teach Nonviolence - Students from 2018 Presentation WHO: Students of Montessori Quest School WHAT: Presentation of information about Kingian Nonviolence WHEN: Wednesday, November 12, 6:00PM – 8:00PM WHERE: Montessori Quest School, 1150 Boston Neck Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882 Nonviolence trainer, Lacey Feeley, teaches her middle school students about Kingian nonviolence and conflict reconciliation. At an upcoming parent meeting, the […]
  • Teaching Nonviolence in Afghanistan - URI certified nonviolence trainer Ahmadullah Archiwal teaches and researches nonviolence in Afghanistan! “We need research-based academic work on nonviolence and its usage in Afghanistan. We have already started the valuable work of not only teaching nonviolence but also doing research on it. Long way to go! I was privileged to do a presentation on the […]
  • Level 3 nonviolence trainer Connie Blunden receives “Women Who Inspire” Award -   Connie Blunden YWCA Greenwich, CT, will honor URI Certified Level 3 Nonviolence Trainer, Connie Blunden with a 2019 YWCA “Women Who Inspire” Award on Friday, November 8th at 11:30 AM at Greenwich Country Club. The Women Who Inspire Awards raises funds to support the YWCA’s many programs and services, including girls’ empowerment. Congratulations, Connie […]
  • From Prison to Stage: URI Nonviolence Student - Many listeners have been mesmerized over the years by the trials and tribulations of former Providence mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci. Our beloved Trinity Rep has brought this story to stage in the play The Prince of Providence. One of the lead actors is a Providence native, Erick Betancourt, who has his own compelling story to tell.   Erick […]