Friday, January 9, 2009


13 graduate students from the Monterey Institute of International Studies are participating in a winter term course entitled "Challenges to Peacebuilding in Cambodia". The course is taught by Professor Pushpa Iyer, who will conduct a class for two full days prior to departure. We will travel first to Bangkok, Thailand, and then to various cities and villages in Cambodia to conduct field research to greater our understanding of the challenges involved in peacebuilding in the Cambodian society. We will be working with various NGOs such as CPCS in Cambodia and the Asia Foundation in Bangkok during our visit. The portion of the course that is conducted abroad begins on the 15th of January, 2009 and ends on the 28th of January. Each student will write a case study paper on a topic of special interest such as trauma, history, etc. and the class will produce a documentary together. This blog will be accessed by each student as well as Professor Iyer to document our experiences and hopefully share them with others.