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Scientific article by Valérie Rosoux

In his latest work, Jean Barréa delivers an impressive variety of theories on international relations [1] . In doing so, he chooses not to stop at the frontiers of classic strategic studies. By outlining the features of all the paradigms likely to shed light on foreign policy decisions, Jean Barréa invites us to broaden the angles of approach to international reality. It is in this spirit, and not without restraint, that we propose to reflect on the role of art in conflict resolution.


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Scientific article by Ananda Breed

I observed theater practitioner Frédérique Lecomte in the prisons of Burundi who conducted theater workshops with prisoners on death row. Lecomte had the epiphany that participants of Hutu and Tutsi origin often try to 'outsuffer' one another. Thus, she began staging theatrical competitions of suffering between historical narratives in conflict. From the observations in Burundi, I was able to observe how ethnicity was openly discussed in the reconciliation process and to explore varied theatrical techniques for audience and participant engagement for the purpose of promoting dialogue.

Scientific article by Bibiane van Mierlo, Nicole Nagel and Willem van de Put

In Brussels, many migrant women without legal status have no or limited access to health care and other basic services. Their access to descent care is mainly hampered by a lack of information, limited fnancial resources and poor experiences in the past. Three non-governmental organizations joint eforts to help migrant women without legal status to come out of their isolation. Action research during the implementation process was conducted in order to know which elements contributed to increased feelings of trust and reinforced autonomy among the target group and more willingness to support migrants among a larger population. Our major conclusion is that mental health and well-being is largely defned by (the quality of) social relations and interactions - an aspect that is too often forgotten as a result of the medicalization of mental health related problems.

In the theater landscape of the Netherlands and Belgium, working with refugees from conflict regions has become increasingly common in recent years. Makers from here who create theater in those regions themselves are less common. Frédérique Lecomte and Annet Henneman each testify individually how you get a completely different view of artistic freedom in Central Africa and the Middle East.

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