Researcher and practitioner Séverine Autesserre argues that traditional approaches to peacebuilding often fail because they follow a top-down formula: expert expatriates parachute in to solve a problem with big budgets, cut-and-paste solutions, and a return ticket home. She joins Deep Dish to explain why a new strategy is needed and how grassroots efforts offer hope for an end to violent conflict.
Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, joins Deep Dish to discuss the complications of modern humanitarian crises and urban conflicts.
The political turmoil of recent years has largely disabused us of the notion that the world has reached some sort of utopian ‘end of history.’ And yet it can still seem that ours is an unprecedented era of peace and progress.
Robert Muggah discusses the conflicts of climate change in West Africa.
Citizens feel disregarded and disempowered, motivating them to engage in demonstrations like the "yellow vest" movement in France, Black Lives Matter in the United States, and the #MeToo movement globally.