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Lobsters & the Olympics

(Originally posted on the Space Bangkok blog.) “Lobsters come to mind…” I found myself saying in a recent chat with a friend.  In answer to my friend’s quizzical expression, I referred to this bit of an interview from JInsider with Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski in which he talks about responding to stress.  I’ve been gleefully watching the Olympics since it started, cheering for the human...

The role of women in transforming violent extremism and promoting peace across the Sahel .

Over the past two decades, Islamist rebellions and ethnic separatist movements have made the Sahel one of the most troubled regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. Combatting such threats involves building strong communities that promote tolerance and inclusivity, including gender equality. Women play an important role in helping make communities less vulnerable to extremism. Not only do women have the power...

Upcoming Webinar: “Radicalization in Israel; Anti-normalization in Palestine— what’s a Peacemaker to do?”

Webinar Parents Circle – Families Forum invites you to join us for an engaging webinar:   Radicalization in Israel; Anti-normalization in Palestine— what’s a Peacemaker to do? Thursday, March 1, at 2:00pm EST (7:00pm London) Register here Israeli and Palestinian peace activists face many obstacles when they take their messages back to their home communities. Radicalization within the Israeli...

Life Purpose

I do agree, that everything in life has a purpose, even more, everything knows its purpose. But it seems like only humans get lost in knowing what the purpose is. Some of them -if not the majority- are lost, and I think they are still not aware of their purpose, which paves their way to peace and happiness. Therefore, it’s very important to find out what the purpose of your life is, and it’s recommended...

Building your negotiation counterpart a bridge to your side through use of Social Intuition

Building your negotiation counterpart a bridge to your side through use of Social Intuition   We’ve long known that to be a successful negotiator , it isn’t enough to come up with a good offer. Great negotiators are able to engage their counterpart’s attitudes, emotions, and thinking patterns. Some of this has been captured in discussions of ‘empathy’ and ‘emotional intelligence,’...

Establish Dedicated Institution for Drug Prevention, Care and Treatment…. COYPED calls on Government

The Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) has made the latest call on the Government of Liberia to establish an institution that will be solely dedicated to drug prevention, care, support and treatment of substance users in the country. According to COYPED executive director, James Koryor who was recently elected on consensus as Anglophone West Africa representative to the West African...

Applications Open- THNK Executive Leadership Program

If you are an experienced leader looking to make change happen by developing ideas into tangible initiatives, THNK’s Executive Leadership Program could be for you. Participants advance a pro-social entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial initiative while developing as leaders and growing their global network. You’ll learn how to navigate and thrive in rapidly-changing and uncertain environments, translating...

S-CAR News February 2018

Healing the soul of the nation: An S-CAR workshop by Rich Rubenstein $2 million gift will enhance programming, facilities and practice at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution by Buzz McClain Gene Sharp (1928 – 2018) and his strategy of non-cooperation by Chris Mitchell Dr. Suzanne de Janasz joins S-CAR faculty by Dean Kevin Avruch Terri Dickerson speaks at Mason’s 2017 winter...

Empowerment Bypass: Here’s the step I missed

Last year, I was reaching out to someone I wanted to work with, a white man who leads a high-profile coaching firm. I was stuck in self-doubt. I tried to talk myself through it (“You have nothing to lose.” “You’re incredibly qualified.”) But I couldn’t shake this feeling of not good enough. Where was this coming from? I’d spent most of my adult life learning the tools of empowerment...

3 Innovations in Digital Health to Watch in 2018

This is a featured organizational post on PCDN In 2015 we wrote an ICTWorks post about 5 mHealth innovations poised to reshape the field public health. As we finish preparations for our new TechChange course “The Future of Digital Health” we would like to share three topics and a variety of case studies we’re excited about and which we’ll explore in more detail over the four weeks of the course....

Peace & Security Report: February 9, 2018

You’re the President and CEO of your global life.  Be briefed like one: http://ipsinstitute.org/psr/psr-february-9-2018/

Stand By Your Man

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ACAT: Post-Emergency Housing Modules

ACAT is one of the designs that received honorable mentions in Laka Competition 2017 “Architecture that Reacts”. 200 Participants from more than 40 countries submitted over 90 designs to the competition! We are honored that PCDNetwork is supporting the competition as the Partners! Learn more about the results: https://lakareacts.com/competition-2017/ ACAT: Post-Emergency Housing Modules;...

Lady’s Man

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Attention: It’s Not The Mirror, But Your Reflection!

People are wondering why things aren’t going in their life as they want? Why the things they don’t want to be happening are always happening? and what should we do if it frequently happens? Well, let me remind you that the outside world is always the reflection of the inside world, and If you still haven’t read my previous blog, which is titled “ Is The World Your Reflection” I do recommend...

#MeToo Storytelling To Be Featured At “Beyond Gender Tyranny” Forum For Men And Women

“For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.”  (Mark 4:11, 21-22) This truth of the gospel being verifiable, it stands to reason that the New Horizons Small “Zones of Peace” forthcoming “Beyond Gender Tyranny” Forum will be featuring #MeToo storytelling. Join us for what is likely to be an uplifting program, designed...

About New Horizons “Beyond Gender Tyranny” Movement

Mending the broken fences of male-female relationships.  Building bridges of compassion and understanding. New Horizons’ Small “Zones of Peace” Project Wants Stories: #MeToo Stories, Especially From Women – And – Stories From Men, Now Being Called On The Carpet, As A Group — Participate in helping us build an eventual county-wide (and beyond) male-female support network. (We might...

Apply today! Full Funding for a Master’s or Professional Certificate in Peace & Conflict Studies

Rotary Peace Fellowship Program Applications now being accepted for 2019 This is a sponsored post on PCDN www.rotary.org/our-programs/peace-fellowships Application deadline 31 May The Rotary Peace Fellowship program is a fully funded master’s degree or certificate in peace and conflict studies. Every year, 100 individuals are selected to receive a generous award from The Rotary Foundation that...

Social justice warriors wanted! Apply now for Arcadia University’s Master Of Arts In International Peace And Conflict Resolution (IPCR).

This is a featured post on PCDN Are you ready to change the world? Prepare for a career in social justice and peace building with Arcadia’s International Peace And Conflict Resolution Master’s Program. You’ll make an impact with training that allows you to develop innovative approaches as an advocate, activist, and social entrepreneur. An IPCR Master of Arts degree gives you the tools to create...

COYPED Boss Attends ECOWAS-UNODC Training For Civil Society Organizations on Drug Prevention and Treatment in ECOWAS Member States and Mauritania

The Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) Executive Director, James Koryor is currently in Abuja, Nigeria as a participant at the ongoing CSO capacity training organize by ECOWAS-UNODC on Drug Prevention and Treatment in the ECOWAS Member States and Mauritania. According to COYPED boss, the capacity building activity aims at enhancing sub-regional CSOs’ capability to identify and...
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