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Thursday, June 01, 2023

Dr. Fatima Sajjad, in collaboration with Dr. Ahmad Waqas, Dr. Wajeeh, and Mr. Muhammad Qasim, delivered a thought-provoking presentation entitled "Peace as Liberation: Visions and Praxis from Below." The discussion shed light on an intriguing phenomenon intricately connected to both the colonial past and the neo-liberal present of modern knowledge systems. Their presentation uncovered a critical aspect in the field of Peace Psychology—a deficit that demands attention and resolution.

The essence of their research lies in recognizing a significant gap within Peace Psychology that has arisen due to historical and contemporary factors. They astutely observed that the impact of colonialism and the subsequent dominance of neo-liberal ideologies have shaped the foundations of modern knowledge systems. These forces have inadvertently contributed to a deficiency in Peace Psychology—a field that seeks to understand and promote peace at individual, societal, and global levels.

To address this deficit, Dr. Fatima Sajjad and her esteemed colleagues are currently working on an edited volume. This comprehensive work aims to provide insights, analysis, and practical solutions to the challenges faced by Peace Psychology in the context of colonial legacies and the prevailing neo-liberal paradigm. By critically examining the roots of this deficit, they hope to unearth strategies and approaches that can lead to the transformation and advancement of Peace Psychology as a discipline.

Through their collaborative efforts, Dr. Fatima Sajjad, Dr. Ahmad Waqas, Dr. Wajeeh, and Mr. Muhammad Qasim endeavor to stimulate a broader dialogue among scholars, researchers, and practitioners. They aim to foster a deeper understanding of the complex interplay between historical contexts, contemporary global realities, and the pursuit of peace. Their upcoming edited volume will serve as a crucial resource for those interested in exploring the nuances of Peace Psychology, as well as for those dedicated to effecting positive change in societies grappling with the legacies of colonialism and neo-liberalism.

In summary, Dr. Fatima Sajjad and her colleagues' presentation shed light on the deficit within Peace Psychology, a discipline impacted by the colonial past and the neo-liberal present of modern knowledge systems. Their forthcoming edited volume will tackle this issue head-on, providing valuable insights and potential solutions to address the gaps and challenges faced by Peace Psychology in today's complex world.

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