Chahar Institute’s work on peace and conflict resolution

Han Fangming

The Charhar Institute was established by Dr. Han Fangming in Shangyi County, He-bei Province, in October 2009. It is a non-governmental think tank focusing on diplomacy and international relations.

The institute became an Associate Member of the International Peace Research Association in 2014 after going through the formal registration process.

In 2014, the Charhar Institute has done a lot of work on peace and conflict resolution which can be summarized as the following: Professor Liu Cheng from Nanjing University became a senior fellow of the institute on March, who has done his best to popularize peace studies in China. It was with his help that the institute held the seminar themed "War, Conflict and Non-violence resolution", over 50 schol­ars from India, Japan, Germany and China participated in the conference. And in April, Professor Johan Galtung ac­cepted the invitation of being member of the International Advisory Board of Charhar.

In August, the NARPI Summer Training Course on peace was held in Nanjing organized by the Charhar Institute and Nanjing University. Over 50 students took part in the train­ing from all walks of life from 7 countries. We also held the annual Charhar Peace Dialogue, the theme of 2014 was Olympic and Peace, the coming conference will be held in Korea on May.

The president of Chahar Insitute, Dr. Han Fangming, took part in the World Peace Day 2014. He has done everything he could to safeguard world peace theoretically and practically. Dr. Han Fangming is a devout Buddhists and well-known pacifist. He has been committed to peace education and in­ternational conflict reconciliation practice for a long term. Now he is member of China Committee on Religion and Peace, vice chairman of China Foundation for Peace and Development, honorary chairman of Korea Buddhism Culture Exchange Association.

Dr. Han is a well-known scholar on international relations, Southeast Asian studies and an expert on public policy evaluations. He writes frequently for some major international newspapers and magazines like the Singapore-based Lianhe Zaobao(Union Morning Paper), Asia Weekly of Hong Kong. He is a man of great influences among interna­tional media. The main publications include Chinese and Malaysia’s Modernization Process (Business Edition), Introduction to Public Di­plomacy (Chinese version was published by Peking University press, the Korean version by Dongguk University)

By  By Xi Lia  :  IPRA Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 1


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