Alberto Gimenez (Lebanon)


Alberto Gimenez (Lebanon)

Alberto is a student in the dual-degree program between Columbia College, where he focuses on Middle Eastern history, and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where he studies international security policy and international conflict resolution. His study-abroad experience has been focused primarily in the Middle East, including a semester in Turkey and summer programs in Jordan, Oman, and Morocco. He considers his most meaningful experience to date to have been the three months that he spent in Nepal volunteering for an NGO to support post-earthquake reconstruction efforts. This summer he will be a graduate student intern with the Lebanese NGO Peace Labs, working on projects and activities supporting local peacebuilding and mediation efforts in North Lebanon. After spending 10 weeks with Peace Labs, Alberto returned with an understanding that, "Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding." -Albert Einstein.



10 Nov

Story of a peacemaker: Creativity at its best in local conflict conciliation

Despite the attention the recent influx of Syrian refugees receives in ‘Western’ media, many may

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Posted Nov 10, 2017

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10 Nov

Story of a Peacemaker: How much can be swept under the rug?

Some conflicts are either too political or too complicated for outsiders (and maybe even insiders)

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Posted Nov 10, 2017

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10 Nov

Peacebuilding stories from the field: Tripoli

When I heard that Peace Labs was implementing programs in northern Lebanon, naturally I did

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Posted Nov 10, 2017

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19 Jul

Incubating Social Change in Tripoli

Peace Labs office in Tripoli In order to maintain a presence in, and demonstrate its

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Posted Jul 19, 2017

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18 Jul

Story of a Peacemaker: Brokering Peace & Development

I first met Bilal on my second day interning at Peace Labs (third day in

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Posted Jul 18, 2017

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30 Jun

Story of a Peacemaker: Reflections of a Middle Eastern Peacebuilder

How did someone who came of age at a time when his country was being

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Posted Jun 30, 2017

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15 Jun

Radicalization and Deradicalization in Lebanon

  As JP put it: “one of the major pillars that Peace Labs does is

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Posted Jun 15, 2017

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09 Jun

Lost in Labnehland: Welcome on Board

    My desk at Peace Labs office in Beirut Above is a picture that

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Posted Jun 09, 2017

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