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Women, War and PeaceWomen, War and Peace is a five-part PBS series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using unconventional weapons.

The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict.

WHRO, in collaboration with community partners, hosted two community screenings and discussions. Held at the College of William and Mary and Old Dominion University,  Barbara Hamm Lee, executive producer and host of  Another View Radio Program, moderated discussion with panelists Christie Warren, director of the College of William & Mary Law School Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Program, Jennifer Fish, Ph.D., chair of the Old Dominion University Department of Women’s Studies, Karen Kurilko, regional director of the Commonwealth Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services, and re-settled war refugees, Mithal Abd Ali, Ph.D. from Baghdad Iraq (College of William & Mary) and Sanda Blazonovic from Bosnia.

 

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