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ADI Lunchtime Seminar – Iranian Women Building Peace at Home and Abroad: Utilizing Foresight for Peacebuilding in the Diaspora

ADI Lunchtime Seminar – Iranian Women Building Peace at Home and Abroad: Utilizing Foresight for Peacebuilding in the Diaspora

Event Venue:

Room C2.05, Level 2, Building C, Deakin University Burwood Campus 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC, 3125, Australia ( Map )

Abstract

The literature on peacebuilding from diaspora communities rarely considers a gender perspective and the visions for peace created in connection between home and diasporic communities. This seminar shares my research journey of using foresight as a tool of visioning in order to gather visions of the future of Iran together with the young Iranian women from the diaspora in Australia and young Iranian women with the desire to make change at home. We will delve into the importance of using foresight as tool for qualitative research, especially in the sphere of social sciences and we will explore the gendered dimensions of peacebuilding at home and abroad in Iran’s case. This research has been conducted as part of the Women PeaceMakers Fellowship organised by the Kroc School for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego.

Speaker Details

Shadi Rouhshahbaz (she/her) is an Associate Research Fellow at The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI). She holds a Double-Joint Masters degree in International Development – Migration and Mediation from the Ca Foscari University of Venice and Paul Valery University, Montpellier 3. She has over 5 years of experience in the Third Sector with an emphasis on youth, gender, peace and security and multilateral institutions. She previously worked with UN Women HQ, UNICEF and UNIC in Iran, and the United Network of Young Peacebuilders.

Additional Details

This seminar will be held in-person at Burwood (C2.05.01), but you can also join us via Zoom

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If attending in-person, please RSVP to adi-events@deakin.edu.au

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