The first International Conference on ‘Healing the Wounds of History: Addressing the Roots of Violence‘ took place on 11-13 November 2011, hosted by the Lebanese American University at its Byblos campus. It was under the High Patronage of His Excellency, the President of the Council of Ministers, Mr Najib Mikati, and organised by the Centre for Lebanese Studies, the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace, in partnership with the Institute of Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation.
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
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Short film from Healing The Wounds of History. Garden of Forgiveness. November 2011.