By Dr. Ann Frisch
Nonviolent Peaceforce teamed up with Rotary Clubs of St. Paul, Minnesota and Khuanlang-Hatyai, Thailand to give three workshops on civilian engagement in peace processes for Rotarians in three Thai cities: Pattani, Hatyai and Bangkok.
One hundred and fifty Rotarians and colleagues in their communities attended the interactive workshops. Shadab Mansoori, NP Myanmar Country Director, and Atif Hameed, NP Program Director, presented case studies of civilians involved in the peace process in their respective countries. Dr. Norbert Ropers and colleagues from the Prince of Songkla University Peace Resource Center facilitated the sessions with presentations on the current civilian peace process in Thailand. Rungrawee Chalermsripinyorat, an independent analyst and scholar, spoke about the history of the conflict.