Regional Conference-Workshop on Disseminating Peace in Southeast Asia

The workshop provided an opportunity for scholars, activists, policymakers, and journalists to share their knowledge and expeirences and to eventually cull from these, culturally sensitive approaches to peacebuilding through education and media. The workshop concentrated on Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand, due to their similarities in terms of: (1) the influential role of the military and militarist thinking, (2) process of democratization and state consolidation, and (3) presence of peacebuilding activities, grounded on comparable historical experience.