Coaching peace in Hong Kong

Associate Professor Sam Hardy (left) and Professor Nadja Alexander lead a training session on peace coaching. Photo courtesy of Sam Hardy

By Sam Hardy, 2010 Rotary Peace Fellow and director of the conflict management and resolution program at James Cook University in Australia

In 2010, I was a Rotary Peace Fellow in the professional development program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. The three-month program gave me an opportunity to learn about peace-building from an international perspective, both from the teachers in the program, and from my fellow Peace Fellows from around the world.

I have been working as a mediator and an academic teaching in peace and conflict management programs for the past 13 years. Continue reading