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Invitation, News and Events

Global Peace events take place every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. East Africa Time (EAT), using the same link, thanks to generous offers from peacebuilders, development professionals, academics, researchers, activists and intellectuals from around the world. The Zoom link is: and no prior registration is required.

Global Peace is brought to you courtesy of: Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Egon Spiegel: University of Vechta, Germany; Prof. Dr. Cheng Liu: UNESCO Chair, Nanjing University, China; Prof. Dr. Lester R. Kurtz: George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA; The Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar (ACUHIAM), Mwanza, Tanzania; The St. Augustine University of Tanzania, Mwanza, Tanzania (SAUT); Dr. Mariana Covolo: Universidad de Congreso (UC), Mendoza, Argentina. Our key partners include: Catholic Peacebuilding Network (CPN), International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU/FIUC), the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), the World Intellectuals’ Wisdom Forum (WWF), the African Peace Research and Education Association (AFPREA), the Commonwealth Interfaith Network (CIN).

Theme: Failed DDR/DDRRR and Security Sector Reforms (SSR) in Eastern DRC and its impact on the African Great Lakes Region

Speaker: Mr. Assah Andrew Mwambene

Assah Andrew Mwambene
(52) is Graduate in Journalism and currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Peace and Security Studies (March 2002-March 2023). Assah started his career as a Journalist for the Daily News and Sunday News between 1994-2006 before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Head of Government Communications Unit ( 2006-2012). In July 2012 he was appointed to be the Director of Information and Chief Government Spokesman (2012 to 2016).

Currently he is the President of the Public Relations Society of Tanzania (PRST). He is a recipient of the “Operation Democracy in Comoro” medal from the President of United Republic of Tanzania and another medal from the President of the Union of the Comoro for his involvement in the military strike operation by the African Union backed Forces involving Tanzania, Comoro, Sudan, Libya and Senegal, that ousted a rebel leader Col. Mohamed Bacar in Anjouan Island in March 2008. He also participated in the Arusha Peace Talks and post-election violence in Burundi and Nairobi Peace talks on Eastern DRC civil strife, Madagascar leadership standoff and Comprehensive Peace in Southern Sudan. He also participated in the JVMM/DDR/SSR Mechanism in Burundi and DRC. He was party to the drafting team to the international Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) which culminated in the signing of the ICGLR Dar es salaam Declaration in 2004. During the establishment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Standby Brigade, Assah Mwambene participated in the planning and mapping up of the “Command Post Exercise (CPX) in Ruanda Angola and Maputo, Mozambique in 2009 before the field exercise in Lolatra South Africa. Assah Mwambene also did extensive research at the national Archives (Kew Garden) London and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) on the Anglo-German Heligo Land Treaty of 1890 particularly looking for evidence if Malawi has ever exercised a territorial Jurisdiction in the area in Lake Nyasa, which they claim to be theirs. He has been a member of team of experts on the border dispute between Tanzania and Malawi over Lake Nyasa. In May 2007 he also did an advanced United Nations Security in the Field course.

The webinar link is: (No prior registration is required).

Meeting ID: 916 6954 7615

Passcode: africa

Time: 10:00 a. m. Buenos Aires, Georgetown // 4:00 p.m. Mwanza, East Africa Time

Date: 1st March 2023

News and Events

We thank Prof. Eli McCarthy, our most recent speaker, for his enlightening talk on “Just Peace Ethic Primer: Building Sustainable Peace and Breaking Cycles of Violence.”

Nonwestern Theory Survey

Prof. Lester R. Kurtz’s new research project is an exploration to bring more Nonwestern theory into the mainstream of social thought and create a dialogue for a Global Social Thought that reflects human diversity, an idea whose time has come. Parallel to the Great Books of the Western World, this collection will include major classics from around the world that can contribute to our understanding of human nature, behavior, and institutions.

Would you please take time out of your busy schedule to respond to my survey? Feel free to share it broadly, if you would.

Peaces Podcast

Watch “Peaces Podcast Ep. 1: Introduction on YouTube by Matt Meyer and Karama Habli

Book III Manuscript

We wish to thank you for contributing a chapter for the book "Global Peace and Sustainability Studies: Legacy and Transformation".

George Mutalemwa/ Egon Spiegel/Cheng Liu/Lester R. Kurtz (Editors)

Certificate, Postal Address requested

If you have met the ten-webinar participation objective and you would like to receive a certificate, please send me the list of talks you attended and your postal address and the certificate will be sent to you. We thank you and everyone for participation.

Past Webinars YouTube Link

You may watch some of the previous talks through the YouTube channel of the Universidad de Congreso:

Juba Call for Papers

Attached please find the Call for Papers for the book manuscript entitled “From Violent Conflict to Beloved Communities: Pathbreaking Pan African Peace Leadership”. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is 31st March 2023. Thank you.

Elavie Ndura/ Matt Mayer/ Angelina Mattijo Bazugba/ George Mutalemwa (Editors)

Global Peace Feedback

In order to improve our sessions we are happy to receive your feedback. In this case please just send me an email or call me on WhatsApp +255 756 058 511.

Webinar Talk Offers

If you would like to give us a talk on any of the issues related to peace and/ or sustainable development, please drop me a line and invite your colleagues to Global Peace. Thank you. A schedule of speakers is attached.

Should you not wish to participate in these transcontinental sessions, kindly let me know. We respect each one’s opinion and everyone’s dignity.

You are also invited to join the Africa Peace and Development Network (MAMA) WhatsApp Group. Please text me via +255 756 058 511.

George Mutalemwa
Global Peace Moderator