Dialogue, Empathic Engagement & Peacebuilding

DEEP works towards a peaceful and ecologically regenerative world by bridging divides, promoting understanding, and transforming conflict.

DEEP Network at a Glance
The Dialogue, Empathic Engagement & Peacebuilding (DEEP) Network is a global, culturally diverse,
and volunteer-based community of peace activists, scholars, and change-makers. The words—Dialogue,
Empathic Engagement and Peacebuilding—that make up the name of the network reflect what we do,
foster, facilitate, promote, and advocate.
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Upcoming Events


"Summer School on Transforming Societies
Dialogue and Emphatic Engagement Toward Peace"

16 August - 17 September 2021


International Course on Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

The Department of International Relations of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY), Indonesia, in collaboration with the DEEP Network ( is offering a virtual International Course on Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. The course will run from 26 July to 6 August 2021 and will be coordinated by Dr Arie Paksi (UMY) and Emeritus Professor Dr Alberto Gomes (La Trobe University and Director of the DEEP Network).

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Online Summer School on Transforming Societes

We live in a world stricken with several interlocking social, economic, and ecological crises. While the current covid crisis has devastated the lives and livelihoods of many people around the world, climate change remains one of the biggest challenges of our times. Based on the premise that out of crises can emerge opportunities for social transformation, this interdisciplinary course presented by an international team of academics, activists, and practitioners offers critical, invigorating, and innovative insights on how we can build an alternative world where a good life is possible for everyone. Some of the topics covered include critical education and media, Indigenous wisdom, racial and gender relations, and the building of peaceful, nonviolent, socially just, healthy and ecologically wise societies. To open different perspectives on the world, the course will be dialogical and interactive, structured to stimulate the sharing of ideas, knowledge, stories, projects, and future plans.

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