Healing the Wounds of History conference 2011 was the major launch event please refer to the official website or follow the community on facebook.com/hwharv
Under the High Patronage of His Excellency, the President of the Council of Ministers, Mr Najib Mikati, the Centre for Lebanese Studies and the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace, in partnership with the Institute of Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation, have organised the International Conference on ‘Healing the Wounds of History: Addressing the Roots of Violence’. The Conference was hosted by the Lebanese American University on 11-13 November 2011 at its’ campus situated in the beautiful ancient city of Byblos, Lebanon.
The Conference explored the innovative psycho-social approaches to addressing the deeper roots of violence. The goal was to establish constructive relations between the people and communities in present-day Lebanon. Read the Concept Paper
Click here to download a Summary of the Keynote Address and the Power Point Presentation given by Professor Vamik Volkan.
to raise awareness about the need to resolve historical grievances as a step towards social harmony in Lebanon and beyond
to help people learn more about the diverse approaches to addressing the roots of conflict and cycles of violence in our society
to catalyze a process that will implement the key insights and methods from the Conference through a series of nationwide projects that touch all communities