What can we learn about conflict by studying culture and lived experience?

For the past few months I have been working to explore the way in which we link culture, the meaning we give to our experiences, and conflict. Next week I am joining colleagues in Myanmar where we have the privilege of meeting and listening to people who live there, and hearing about their lives and enquiring with curiosity how that helps us understand conflict. I will be posting reflective posts here during the trip as part of the research process.