Breakthrough in Canada
Faculty member Rabbi Michael M. Cohen discusses the recent diplomacy summit of experts from Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Peace Centre at Dawson College in Montreal.
This convening was arranged by CAPA and the Institute of Environmental Diplomacy and Security (IEDS) at the University of Vermont to discuss issues around the contested Kabul River Basin.
Cohen's reflections, "Letter From America: Breakthrough in Canada," were published in The Jerusalem Post.
In his article, Cohen challenges assumptions about diplomacy mediation, offering as a contrast the example set by the representatives from Afghanistan and Pakistan who participated in the Montreal event.
When the shift is made from "I and me" to "us and we," that pivot does not make problems go away but makes solutions easier to discover.
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen in The Jerusalem Post