The CUSP Podcast

Welcome to our new CUSP podcast!

These podcasts will look at peacebuilding and conflict transformation with each series focusing on a related topic. The first series of the CUSP podcast will focus on different aspects of peacebuilding and conflict transformation.

New episodes fortnightly.


CUSP Podcast: Episode 4 - The Value of Peacebuilding

In this episode of the CUSP podcast Prof. Alison Phipps, Prof. Evelyn Arzipe, Dr Giovanna Fassetta, and Dr Julie McAdam discuss the value of peacebuilding and what we can learn from the process.

The book, Hands Up!, by Breanna McDaniel is available here.


CUSP Podcast: Episode 3 - Ignite Theatre: COVID and Conflict

Founder of Ignite Aileen Ritchie is joined by Lucy Wild, Maya Farzia and Jada McDowell to discuss their work harnessing the arts to help in combatting poverty and discrimination in Glasgow, especially navigating the challenges of Covid.


CUSP Podcast: Episode 2 - Amani Al Mqadma and Azza AlSahhar: Women Under Siege in Gaza

Amani and Azza share stories of women's life under siege in Gaza.

Amani is an electrical engineer and Head of IR at the Islamic University of Gaza and Azza is the projects' coordinator for 


CUSP Podcast: Episode 1 - Dr Mary Boatemaa Setrana and Zaza Muchemwa on Women and Peacebuilding

The inaugural episode of the Culture for Sustainable Peace (CUSP) podcast, launched for International Women's Day, looks at the role of Women and Peacebuilding. Episode host UNESCO Chair Professor Alison Phipps is joined by two inspirational guests Dr Mary Boatemaa Setrana (University of Ghana) and Zaza Muchemwa (LitFest Harare). 

Mary is a Ghana-based researcher who participates in national, regional and continental migration policy projects. Zaza is a poet, playwright, theatre director and arts manager based in Zimbabwe.