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Episode 5 – Fred Koolhof: People, elephants, and dialogue

In this episode, we speak with Fred Koolhof about the power of dialogue in facilitating communication between groups and understanding and resolving conflict. This conversation is especially relevant to the people-centric concept of human security, which compels us to think more deeply about understanding how different groups and populations develop their own sense of safety and security. 

Fred is a reserve officer in the Dutch military. He has worked as a civil-military cooperation (CIMIC) specialist in the Dutch Civil-Military Integration Command (CMIC) and at NATO’s Civil-Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence. He is also a lecturer, writer, and speaker.