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Paula Ditzel Facci

  •   Naperville, United states
About

Paula Ditzel Facci is a lecturer, researcher and practitioner in Peace and Conflict Transformation. She teaches in-class and online courses and facilitates workshops in the MA in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation - University of Innsbruck, and in the Graduate Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies with Emphasis on Emotional Balance - Peace and Mind Institute, Brazil.
Paula was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame, in 2017. She holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University Jaume I, Spain, and an MA in the same area from the University of Innsbruck. Her bachelor’s degree is on International Relations, from Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil. She has also studied Management of Nonprofit Organizations and worked for 5 years with social and educational projects at Faith and Joy Foundation (Fe y Alegría), in Brazil.
On her book "On Human Potential: Peace and Conflict Transformation Fostered Through Dance", Paula explores dance as a tool to foster human potential for peace and conflict transformation through the inner dimensions of creativity, connectivity and responsibility and the outer dimensions of education, communication and international solidarity movements. Her current research is on movement as method to elicit conflict transformation, and she is interested in intersections of peace, conflict, violence, gender, art, culture, and peace education. She also authored chapters on culture of peace for educators and youth, and was a consultant in the X and XI InterAmerican Reports on Human Rights Education. Her latest paper "On Crossroads: Learnings from Modernity, Feminisms, and Transrational Peace" can be found at the Contending Modernities online symposium: https://contendingmodernities.nd.edu/theorizing-modernities/on-crossroads/ .
Paula loves to dance since she was a kid, and also enjoys meditation, encounters, and being out in nature.

Trainings Offered
Topic Levels Languages
Conflict transformation Basic Spanish
Conflict transformation Advanced Portuguese
Peacebuilding Basic English
Peacebuilding Basic Spanish
Peacebuilding Advanced Portuguese
Target Audience
  • General public
Certificates
  • Not available
Customised Trainings  Yes
Skills
  • Not available
Publications
Book: "On Human Potential: Peace and Conflict Transformation Fostered through Dance", 2011. Master of Peaces series, UNESCO Chair of Peace Studies. LIT: Munich
Book Review: “Transrational Resonances: Echoes to the Many Peaces”, 2018. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 30:1–4, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2018.1497005
Paper: “On Crossroads: Learnings from Modernity, Feminisms, and Transrational Peace”, 2018. Online Symposium “Decolonizing Narratives, Denaturalizing Modernity” Contending Modernities, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies University of Notre Dame
Chapters “Culture of Peace”, In “Culture of Peace, Gender and Prevention of Drugs Abuse – Students’ Booklet”, and chapter “Culture of Peace” In “Culture of Peace, Gender and Prevention of Drugs Abuse – Teacher’s booklet”, 2016. Faith and Joy Foundation, Brazil. Loyola: São Paulo
Consultant at the “Inter-American Report on Human Rights Education: The Right to Education in Americas” 2013, and the “X Inter-American Report on Human Rights Education: Development in the policies of coexistence and security in schools”, 2011, Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, Costa Rica
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