YaLa Peace Institute Resources

Below are links to videos, articles and other resources in the areas of Negotiations, Human Rights & Transitional Justice, Peacebuilding & Reconciliation, and Good Governance & Development for YaLa Peace Institute students who would like to learn more.

Negotiation Resources

  • Bringing Parties in from the Cold – Monica McWilliams, Geneva Peace Talks 2014 – Click Here to Watch
  • Aaron David Miller, “Is Oslo Dead? The peace process’s two top negotiators reflect on the 20 years since their fleeting triumph.” (Foreign Policy, 7 March 2013) – Click Here
  • The Process: 1,100 Days That Changed the Middle East by Uri Savir, Random House Publishers, 1998 – Click Here
  • From Oslo to Jerusalem: The Palestinian Story of the Secret Negotiations by Ahmed Qurie (Abu Ala), IB Tauris Publishers, 2006 – Click Here
  • “Northern Ireland: The background to the Peace Process”, by John Darby, 2003 – Click Here
  • John Hume and the SDLP: Impact and Survival in Northern Ireland by Gerard Murray, Irish Academic Press Publisher, 1998, Chapter 9: Towards a Permanent Settlement – Click Here
  • Women’s Work: The Story of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition by Kate Fearon, Blackstaff Press, 1999, Chapter 4: The Talks – Click Here
  • “The Heart of Hope – South Africa’s Transition from Apartheid to Democracy” Webarchive by Prof. Padraig O’Malley – Click Here
  • “Introduction to Negotiation and Conflict Management” online course by the U.S. Institute of Peace – Click Here
  • Uri Savir, “Peace First: A New Model to End War”. Berrett-Koehler Publisher. 2008. Chapter 2. Click Here
  • Uri Savir, “Peace First: A New Model to End War”. Berrett-Koehler Publisher. 2008. Chapter 10. Click Here
  • Online negotiation and mediation courses: Click Here
  • Negotiation a Better Peace: Women & Civil Society at the Table: Click Here
  • Summary of Negotiations Session #1 (Amb. Uri Savir and Abu Ala) – Click Here
  • Summary of Negotiations Session #2 (Denis Haughey) – Click Here
  • Denis Haughey (Part 2) Extra Credit Lecture – Click Here
  • Gershon Baskin Extra Credit Lecture – Click Here
  • Padraig O’Malley Extra Credit Lecture – Click Here
  • Dr. Josh Weiss Extra Credit Lecture – Click Here

Human Rights & Transitional Justice Resources

  • UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, “20 Years of Human Rights – The Road Ahead” – Watch Video Here
  • Youth for Human Rights International, “The Story of Human Rights” – Watch Video Here
  • Youth for Human Rights International Handbook, “What Are Human Rights?” – Click Here
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Click Here
  • UN High Commission for Human Rights: What are Human Rights? – Click Here
  • Australian Human Rights Commission: International Human Rights Fact Sheet – Click Here
  • David Weissbrodt & Connie de la Vega, International Human Rights Law: an Introduction. 2007. (read pages 14-26) – Click Here
  • International Center for Transitional Justice: “What is Transitional Justice?” – Click Here
  • Izabela Steflja. AfricaPortal: Challenges of Transitional Justice in Rwanda. – Click Here
  • Charles Villa-Vicencio & Fanie Du Toit. Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: 10 Years on. – Click Here
  • BBC “Facing the Truth” Documentary Series on Northern Ireland, moderated by YaLa Peace Institute Lecturers Desmond Tutu and Donna Hicks. – Watch Video Here (Part One) – Watch Video Here (Part Two)
  • Summary of Human Rights Session #1 (Dr. Mary Shuttleworth) – Click Here
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu Extra Credit Lecture – Click Here
  • Dr. Rama Mani (Q&A Part 1) Extra Credit Lecture – Click Here
  • Dr. Rama Mani (Q&A Part 2) Extra Credit Lecture – Click Here

Peacebuilding & Reconciliation Resources

  • “Tel Aviv-Ramallah-Kigali: A Peacebuilding Journey” a YaLa mini-documentary – Click Here
  • Summary of YaLa Academy Peacebuilding & Reconciliation Session featuring Paul Rusesabagina – Click Here
  • Summary of YaLa Academy Peacebuilding & Reconciliation Session featuring Svetlana Broz – Click Here
  • Summary of YaLa Academy Peacebuilding & Reconciliation Session featuring Jo Berry & Pat Magee – Click Here
  • Summary of YaLa Academy Peacebuilding & Reconciliation Session featuring Jean Paul Samputu – Click Here
  • Summary of YaLa Academy Peacebuilding & Reconciliation Session featuring the documentary Beyond Right & Wrong – Click Here
  • Dalai Lama Extra Credit Lecture – Click Here
  • Sharon Stone Extra Credit Lecture – Click Here
  • Summary of YaLa Academy Peacebuilding & Reconciliation Session featuring Dalai Lama & Sharon Stone – Click Here
  • Summary of YaLa Academy Peacebuilding & Reconciliation Session featuring Katarina Kruhonja – Click Here
  • Summary of YaLa Academy Peacebuilding & Reconciliation Session featuring Leymah Gbowee – Click Here
  • Katarina Kruhonja, “I Choose Life” Building a Democratic Society Based on the Culture of Non-violence: Post-war Peace Building in Eastern Croatia – Click Here
  • Katarina Kruhonja, “Time for Peace” reflections on forgiveness & reconciliation – Click Here
  • Learning to Abolish War, Book 1, pages 36-40 – Click Here (English) Click Here (Arabic)
  • Time to Abolish War: Youth Manual created by Youth for Youth  – Click Here
  • Read “Reflections on Ubuntu” from Peace Lessons from Around the World, pages 90- 94, and answer the questions that follow  – Click Here
  • Hotel Rwanda Foundation – Click Here
  • An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography by Paul Rusesabagina, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2006
  • Hotel Rwanda, a production of United Artists and Lion’s Gate Films, 2004. – Watch the video trailer here
  • National Unity and Reconciliation Commission of Rwanda – Click Here
  • Samputu Forgiveness Campaign, by YaLa Peace Institute Lecturer Jean-Paul Samputu – Click Here
  • YaLa Peace Institute Lecturers Jo Berry and Pat Magee on the Forgiveness Project – Click Here
  • Building Bridges for Peace, a non-profit organization founded by Jo Berry – Click Here
  • No Future Without Forgiveness by YaLa Peace Institute Lecturer Desmond Tutu, Doubleday Publishers, 1999
  • One Day After Peace – Watch Video Trailer Here and Read More Here
  • “Why do we have war & what can our generation do about it?” A conversation with Dr. Vamik D. Volkan from Changing our Consciousness. Click Here
  • Border Lives: a storytelling project that captures people’s life and experiences along the border region between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland during the years of ‘The Troubles’. Click Here
  • US Institute of Peace’s Witnesses to Peacebuilding exhibit of short video pieces telling powerful individual stories of peacebuilders of various types from around the world. Click Here
  • The “Iceberg Model” on how conflicts evolve over time. Click Here
  • Peace is the Most Unpopular Word – Noam Shuster, Geneva Peace Talks 2014 – Click Here to Watch
  • Leymah Gbowee Extra Credit Lecture (“The Dream”) – Click Here

Good Governance & Development Resources

  • Summary of Good Governance Session #1 – Click Here
  • Key post-conflict governance terms, U.S. Institute of Peace – Click Here
  • Introduction to Good Governance – German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development – Click Here
  • “Promoting Good Governance in Post-Conflict Societies” by Debiel, Tobias Dr. and Ulf Terlinden, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Discussion Paper, 2005 – Click Here
  • Iron Ladies of Liberia – Watch Here
  • “A Path to Peace: Liberia’s First Post-War Elections, 2004-2005.” by Michael Scharff, Innovations for Successful Societies, Princeton University 2011 – Click Here
  • Interview about good governance with Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela (South Africa) – Watch Video Here
  • Panel Discussion from 17th Annual Forum 2000 Conference (September 2013) with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Laureate F.W. de Klerk, Russian Economist Grigory Yavlinsky, and Columbia Professor Jan Svejnar – Watch Video Here
  • Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract by the United Nations Development Programme, 2012 – Click Here
  • Voices Against Corruption Knowledge Hub – Click Here
  • Post-2015 Agenda: Access to information and independent media are essential to development – Click Here
  • “New Rules for Rebuilding a Broken Nation,” a TED Talk by Paul Collier – Click Here
  • “Counter Corruption Reforms in Post-Conflict Countries: Metrics, indicators and impact in Rwanda, Liberia & Serbia.” Luke Fenwick, Transparency International UK: Defence & Security Programme, 2011 – Click Here.
  • “The Economics of Peace” Special Report by Graciana del Castillo, United States Institute of PeaceNo. 286, September 2011 – Click Here
  • “The World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development” The World Bank 2011 – Click Here
  • David Fischer Extra Credit Lecture – Click Here
  • Scilla Elworthy Extra Credit Lecture – Click Here