Fellow Updates - Youth, Economics and Violence




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Apr 28, 2016
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Fellow Updates - Youth, Economics and Violence

Updates from our Fellows of the session Youth, Economics and Violence: Implications for Future Conflict

Only three days after returning to South Africa from Salzburg after participating in Youth, Economics and Violence: Implications for Future Conflict, Fellow Warren Nebe was able to utilize some of the Session outcomes in a think-tank session his organization Drama for Life co-hosted in Johannesburg. The session, entitled "Reflections on Violence" gathered 34 people from diverse backgrounds to reflect on South Africa’s crisis of violence. Participants included psychologists, drama therapists, journalists, theologians and academics, who collaborate to create an actionable framework for moving South Africa beyond its crisis of violence and to stimulate innovative ideas on providing tangible assistance to those affected by violence right now.

Following their meeting at Salzburg Global, <b>Simranpreet Singh Oberoi</b>, the chief project officer of Shoshit Samadhan Kendra was appointed to the international advisory board of No Bully, the founder and CEO of which is <b>Nicholas Carlisle</b> - also a Fellow of the same session. You can read Carlisle's interview with Oberoi <a href="http://www.salzburgglobal.org/topics/article/nicholas-carlisle-simranpreet-singh-oberoi-bullied-since-birth.html" title="Opens external link in new window">here</a>.</p>

Since April 2015,&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: 700;">T</span>eresita Escotto-Quesada&nbsp;</span>has carried out two studies for the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. The first study regards the experience of Central American countries within governments, NGOs and the international community in addressing the issue of youth violence.</p>

This study can be read&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent;">here</a>.</p>

The second study takes an analytical approach looking at specific public policies aimed at addressing youth violence in the sub-region.</p>

You can read the study&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent;">here.</a>

Eduardo Moncada</span>&nbsp;released his new book entitled&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent;">Cities, Business, and the Politics of Urban Violence in Latin America</i>. The book examines how the political projects that cities launch to confront urban violence are shaped by the interaction between local and national politicians, business interests, and powerful criminal actors.&nbsp;</p>

The book is available on Amazon&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent;">here</a>.</p>

Prince Guma</span>&nbsp;published his paper “The governance and political of urban space in the postcolonial city,” in&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: border-box;">Africa Review</a>. The paper takes a look at the portrayal by scholars of urban space in Africa as dysfunctional under the lens of global governance. Guma is an activist and researcher whose work focuses on urban and social infrastructures and movements.</p>

If you are a Fellow of this session and have an update to share with Salzburg Global, please email <a href="oJScoUEiBzcbMJyhMJAeMHOmLJk6LaIlM2qfo2WuoP5ipzp=" title="Opens window for sending email">Fellowship Manager Jan Heinecke</a>&nbsp;</i>