Interested in war and peace whether historical or contemporary? Keen to discuss interdisciplinary topics?? The Tutu Undergraduate War and Peace Group (TUWP) is for you!
The TUWP groups aim is to get students involved in the Tutu Centre by looking at war and peace from a more relaxed angle, promoting creative thinking using movies and documentaries to prompt discussion in line with political, peace and international al relations theory. We use innovative means such as films to evoke emotions which in turn support a resourceful outlook and diverse opinions.
TUWP is an interdisciplinary group that is not limited to politics or international relations students, where we encourage cross boundary thinking and input to allow for a more well-rounded and knowledgeable student who is not limited in thinking to their one area of studies. We discuss how conflicts could have been solved differently, for example what you would have done had you been an U.N official or state leader or civilian and how theory applies to this in real world situations.
Hopefully this will help students to connect theory to practice in international relations and politics. This year we will be working with the Master’s group, to participate in workshops and debates, to expand the awareness of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre in and outside of the University.
There are plenty of exciting opportunities to be had in the future, make sure you are part of it!
The TUWP group meets on Wednesdays at 4pm.