Since 1978, Carlo enjoyed a second career as a military historian, biographer, lecturer, consultant, and book reviewer for the New York Times, Washington Post, and other publications. He wrote four books about World War II, biographies of U.S. Army General George S. Patton, eventual President Dwight Eisenhower, and the military life of Sir Winston Churchill.
He advised President Bill Clinton for his 1994 visit to Italy, England, and Normandy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of World War II. “Carlo was a giant in military history and his excellent research reverberated across every segment of our society.” Peace & War Center Director, Professor Travis Morris Carlo was a giant in military history and his excellent research reverberated across every segment of our society,” said NUMBS and Peace & War Center Director, Professor Travis Morris.
“I had the distinct privilege of working with him on Norwich University’s Military Writers’ Symposium and Colby Award. JEWS aims to promote and disseminate high quality research on peace and war throughout the international academic community.
Francis Bugzilla interviews Abraham Ago, leader of the ETZ Hakim Synagogue in Abidjan, C’one d’Voice On September 19, 2002, a failed coup d’état in Cote d’Voice transformed into a military-political conflict that ravaged the country and divided it into two zones from 2002-2007.
The Jewish community in Cote d’Voice can be traced back to Professor Abraham Ago. He started a home meeting with his wife and their five children to study the Bible, especially the first five books, known as the Torah.
After studies at the Kabbalah Center in Abidjan, the largest city in Cote d’Voice, and his visit to Israel in 2004, Ago decided to establish the ETZ Hakim (Hebrew for “tree of life,” referring to a description of the Torah in Proverbs, 3:18) community in Abidjan. Ago soon realized that one cannot reach the truth without going back to the source, so he taught himself how to read Hebrew.
His strong academic skills, as a psycho linguistics professor at the University of Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan, helped. Other than these two communities, today there is also a Chased house in Abidjan, established in 2018, though it serves primarily Israeli businessmen and expatriates.
The Jewish community in Cote d’Voice has contributed in different ways to support peace and reconciliation in Ivorian society. Ago organized 50 rabbis to intercede for his country at the Hotel (the Wailing Wall) in Jerusalem.
As peacemakers, Ago and his congregants also planted “trees of peace” for Cote d’Voice in Jerusalem in view of the elections. According Ago, in the wake of the 2011 post-electoral violence that killed over 3000 people, there were some tensions among his members, and as the Harlan, he constantly preached the word of peace.
He used this analogy to admonish members to reject hatred among themselves, whatever the motive may be, and seek social cohesion. This micro-level peace building is in no small way contributing to the macro-level efforts by the Ivorian government and its international partners to build peace in the country.
Although reconciliation efforts ensued after the 2002 and 2011 armed conflicts in Cote d’Voice, much still needs to be done to reconcile Ivorian's and ensure sustainable peace. As John Paul Research notes in his book Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies, ” contemporary peace building efforts should not rely on traditional statist diplomacy in resolving conflicts.
The micro approach is essential because local actors know the context, dynamics, and culture of the people. Individuals, religious communities and civil society should therefore be empowered to actively participate in reconciliation efforts.
The application of the Ivorian Jewish community’s peace building model by other religious bodies will consolidate peace and support reconciliation. These efforts could be complemented at the macro level, as Ivorian's expect revelation of truths related to the wars, sincere acknowledgement of the crimes committed by both sides, and accountability for perpetrators, ensuring equitable justice, restitution for crimes committed, and good governance in their country.
He is also an associate researcher at Laboratory de Sociologie Economize ET d’Anthropologist DES Appurtenances Symbolizes (LA ASSE) at the University Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Cote d’Voice. His secondary research interests include human rights, governance, and youth empowerment.
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