Peter Weinberger http://kgou.org en World Views: August 16, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-august-16-2013 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">On Thursday President Obama canceled joint military exercises with&nbsp;Egypt.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://samershehata.com/" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Samer Shehata</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, a University of Oklahoma professor of Middle East Studies and an expert on Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood, says while the move was the least President Obama could do, it was still necessary.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Foreign aid to post-conflict countries usually focuses on rebuilding physical infrastructure.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usip.org/experts/peter-weinberger" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Peter Weinberger</a>&nbsp;says in countries where there are deep divisions between religious, ethnic, or tribal groups, social reconstruction is more important, and can be much more difficult to achieve, than physical reconstruction.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Hallie Arias 11739 at http://kgou.org World Views: August 16, 2013 How Intergenerational Trauma Creates Lasting Challenges In Divided Societies http://kgou.org/post/how-intergenerational-trauma-creates-lasting-challenges-divided-societies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Foreign aid to post-conflict countries usually focuses on rebuilding physical infrastructure. </span><a href="http://www.usip.org/experts/peter-weinberger" style="line-height: 1.5;">Peter Weinberger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says in countries where there are deep divisions between religious, ethnic, or tribal groups, social reconstruction is more important, and can be much more difficult to achieve, than physical reconstruction.</span></p><p>Weinberger is a Senior Program Officer at the <a href="http://www.usip.org/">United States Institute of Peace</a>. He now teaches at USIP’s <a href="http://www.usip.org/education-training-/academy-international-conflict-management-and-peacebuilding">Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding</a> after working with various non-governmental organizations in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, and the western Balkans. Weinberger says in “divided societies” like these, group identities are salient and cause a lot of conflict between people – even decades after the immediate violence ends.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:45:00 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 11698 at http://kgou.org How Intergenerational Trauma Creates Lasting Challenges In Divided Societies