Narrative & Storytelling

The Power of Storytelling through Film: From Liberia to the World

Author: | Date: April 2016

Let me tell you a story. It begins in Liberia in 2003, when a civil war between rebel groups and President Charles Taylor’s government served as a constant source of […]

The Curious Case of the Cricket: Storytelling and Conflict Transformation in Ghana

Jasmine R. Linabary is a doctoral candidate in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University and a research assistant with the Purdue Peace Project. Arunima Krishna is a […]

Show and Tell: The Narratives Driving ISIS Youth Recruitment

Author: | Date: February 2016

In October 2015, the Islamic State (subsequently referred to in this article as Daesh*) published a very different kind of propaganda statement. Released online through its media wing, the statement […]

Joining the Storytelling Revolution: Interview with International Storytelling Center President Kiran Singh Sirah

Author: | Date: December 2015

Last month, BP’s Editor-in-Chief, Jessica Berns talked to Kiran about what storytelling means in today’s world and its potential to unite communities. Jessica: What is storytelling? Kiran: Storytelling is the […]

Where are Macedonia’s Peacebuilders?

Author: | Date: April 2015

Macedonia, independent since 1991, is comprised of an ethnic Macedonian majority and ethnic Albanian minority (among others). Despite years of discrimination against ethnic Albanians, the Macedonian national media has shied […]

Big Men: A Film by Rachel Boynton

Author: | Date: September 2014

Big Men gives viewers fly-on-the-wall access to boardrooms of billion-dollar oil deals, intimate chats with African royalty, and strategy sessions with an underground militant group as the story behind big […]

Women, War, and Peace: An Interview with Abigail Disney

Author: , | Date: March 2014

In October 2013, Alliance for Peacebuilding president Melanie Greenberg and Building Peace editor- in-chief Jessica Berns spoke with Abigail Disney, philanthropist and filmmaker, about the role women play in contributing to social […]

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