About Me

A-M Johannessen
Studied and worked in Sydney, Australia

Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
Master of Professional Communication

Worked for Project HOPE in Nablus in 2009, Palestine

Current project: 'One Book per Child in Al Ayn' project and: One Book Per Child - Al Ayn Nablus and One Book per Child - Al Ayn & Balata, Nablus


I am interested in peacebuilding, conflict transformation, human rights issues, education, the UN and international relations.

I am interested in investigating Palestinian non-violent resistance and the effect it might have on the occupation and the occupying power, that is, looking at ways of 'speaking truth to power'.

I am interested in investigating the concepts of freedom, imagination and justice in the minds of Palestinian people and the relationship between these concepts as well as investigating the associations and perceptions of these concepts related to living under military occupation and suffering human rights abuses.

I am interested in the concepts of free will, moral responsibility, social justice, human rights, education, peacebuilding, freedom and equality.


There is no way to peace, peace is the way. (Gandhi)

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. (Desmond Tutu)

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children. (Gibran)

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. (Nelson Mandela)

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