08/10/2012

Skateboarding at the Institute of Diplomacy, Kabul


The other day I was invited (thank you Julia) to hold a lecture on "Sport & Peace" at the Institute of Diplomacy in Kabul. Located within the grounds of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Institute is set up to raise staffs scientific and professional level of understanding. 

Harnessing the power of sport in the name of peace is a popular practice within reconciliation efforts in conflict regions. My current research curiosity lies in understanding the human experience of peace,  in particular on how the experience of skateboarders and the act of skateboarding leads to awareness and self-transcendence. In that light I was pleased to  share some thoughts on trans-rational notions of peace. Above all I had a good time and so I think did everybody in class.


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