Thupten Tendhar Delivers the Dedication Speech-The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is proud that our staff Thupten Tendhar was asked to deliver the Dedication Speech at the 2023 University of Rhode Island commencement ceremonies. Thupten talked about the importance of human values, including peace and nonviolence and living mindfully for the flourishing of self and others, to more than […]
Congratulations Class 2023-Congratulations to the incredible BA and MA students who studied or researched Peace at the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies!
International Nonviolence Trainer’s Award-The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island (URI) congratulates Ruth Kathryn Henry for winning the International Nonviolence Trainer’s Award on February 1, 2023. She is honored for teaching nonviolence and peace to diverse students and the community through training, music, and fine arts for more than a decade in […]
Launch of the World’s Largest Human Rights Dataset-The CIRIGHTS launched the world’s largest Human Rights Dataset at the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Kingston campus on Friday, December 9, 2022. The CIRIGHTS project is a collaboration between the University of Rhode Island and Binghamton University. Dr. Brendan Skip Mark directs the project from URI, Dr. David L. Cingranelli, and Dr. Mikhail Filippov […]
Human rights activist educates community on repression in Tibet-By Ellie Sennhenn – November 17, 2022 Ngawang Sangdrol is a human rights activist who came to speak at URI about her work fighting for freedom. PHOTO CREDIT: gwarlingo.com The University of Rhode Island’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies’ ongoing lecture series has given international human rights activists a platform to share their stories of fighting for […]
Activism for Peace and Human Rights in Tibet-By: Kay Bueno de Mesquita I had the pleasure of meeting an amazing, courageous Tibetan woman on Wednesday evening, November 9, 2022, at a special program sponsored by the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies. Ngawang Sangdrol spoke of her struggle for freedom in her native Tibet, which has been occupied by China since […]
Mu Sochua and her fight for democracy: “I want to run for Prime Minister”-By Matías Pavez Mu Sochua is a Cambodian politician and rights activist. She has served as a Member of Parliament and as Cambodia’s first Minister of Women and Veterans’ Affairs. Currently, she is a Board Member of the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights and is constantly involved in the opposition political party of Cambodia. Sochua […]
University hosts activist to discuss human rights, nonviolent resistance in Cambodia-By Ellie Sennhenn November 3, 2022 Mu Sochua, an activist and former politician in Cambodia, came to URI to speak on human rights. PHOTO CREDIT: outoftheboxpodcast.com Featuring Cambodian politician and activist Mu Sochua, the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies hosted a lecture on Oct. 26 entitled “Nonviolent Activism: Protecting Freedom […]
Sochua Hasn’t Given Up to Rebuild Cambodia-Cambodian human rights activist Mu Sochua gave a guest lecture at URI through the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies on nonviolent activism and protecting freedom and human rights in Cambodia.