Q&A: The heart of Doug Roche – Creative dissent

Cesar Jaramillo Analysis and Commentary, Featured, News, Ploughshares Monitor

The Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., is a Canadian author, parliamentarian, and diplomat. He has served Canada as Senator, Member of Parliament, and Ambassador for Disarmament. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and the recipient of major awards for his work for peace and nonviolence, including the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation for World Peace Award (Canada), the United Nations Association’s Medal of Honour, and the Sean MacBride Peace Prize.

Q&A: Kelsey Gallagher in Armenia

Wendy Stocker Analysis and Commentary, Conventional Weapons, Featured, News, Ploughshares Monitor

Meeting other practitioners working in the field of human rights monitoring is always a great opportunity. Arms control wasn’t a topic largely explored, except for the panel I presented on. Therefore, the conference provided the opportunity to meet others that are working in generally the same field, but with diverging approaches and interests. This exposure broadened my own perspective. I expect that I will find ways to interact with some of these people on projects of common interest in the future.

Q&A: Harnessing the power of story

Wendy Stocker Analysis and Commentary, Featured, Ploughshares Monitor

Virtually every piece of text that appears on the Ploughshares website, in mailings to potential and continuing supporters, and in hard-copy publications, passes through Tasneem’s hands. She lays out text; adds illustrations that add punch to words; and turns raw data into arresting diagrams, tables, and maps. Her work is critical to getting our message out clearly to an audience that ranges from legislators to civil society to subject experts and “regular” citizens. We believe that she is someone that our supporters need to know better.