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Intern Spring '12 in Washington with The Peace Alliance

The Peace Alliance is seeking an intern to join our fast-paced team from January-May, 2012. We are seeking an individual with energy and discipline who has a background or interest in peacebuilding and conflict resolution.The Peace Alliance is an alliance of organizers and advocates throughout the United States mobilizing support for peacebuilding policies in the US government. The organization plays a substantial role in building grassroots support to sustain the United States Institute of…See More
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Wash DC Intern: Spring Fundraising Intern @ The Peace Alliance

The Peace Alliance is seeking a Fundraising intern interested in garnering first-hand fundraising experience, working side by side a Director of Development in a growing peacebuilding public policy organization. We plan for the intern to join our team from January 2, 2012-May 31, 2012 (though exact start and end dates are flexible).  We are seeking an intern who cares about peacebuilding and brings both enthusiasm and discipline to our fast-paced team. For more information about The Peace…See More
Dec 5, 2011
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Wash DC: Intern with The Peace Alliance (starting immediately)

Wash, DC: Intern with The Peace Alliance (starting immediately)The Peace Alliance is accepting applications for an internship starting immediately in our Washington, DC office.  We are seeking someone to intern in our office full time or at least Monday-Wednesday.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to info@thepeacealliance.org Primary internship responsibilities will be:*Office Administration:  Help run an efficient office by completing tasks such as answering phones, responding to…See More
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JOB: Wash, DC Peace Alliance Seeks Executive Project Manager

The Peace Alliance, an organization focused on mobilizing support for US government peacebuilding policies seeks an Executive Project Manager to work in Washington, DC.  The role will involve championing and expanding our development and fundraising program, supporting operations in our local DC office, organizing interns, as well as helping oversee and guide our programs and work plan.  Experience in team management, coalition building, fundraising, public relations and administrative…See More
Sep 28, 2011
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Wash, DC: Intern with The Peace Alliance to advance peacebuilding policy

The Peace Alliance is accepting internship applications for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 to join us in our Washington, DC office for a semester or year-long internship.  To apply send your cover letter and resume to aaron@thepeacealliance.org.   The Peace Alliance is an alliance of organizers and advocates throughout the United States mobilizing support for peacebuilding policies in the US government.  The organization played a substantial role in building grassroots support to sustain the United…See More
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I work with the Student Peace Alliance, the national youth movement to establish a US Department of Peace. I am from Vermont and attend Brandeis University ('09).
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Student Peace Alliance
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Youth, Organizational Development
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
-The role of Ministries and Departments of Peace in conflict prevention, resolution, and reconciliation
-Sudanese conflict
-Democratic Theory
-Peace philosophy / Morality + War
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Online Roundtable Discussion: http://www.thebulletin.org/roundtable/antinuclear-weapon-movement/

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By Friday Vote to Advance The Department of Peacebuilding

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 10:53pm 4 Comments



The proposal for a US Department of Peace is in the change.org

competition, a challenge in which the top 10 Ideas for Change will be

submitted to the Obama Administration. The proposal is in 11th and

voting ends on Friday March 12th. This is a good opportunity for

peacebuilding practitioners to continue to educate the progressive

community about the value of peacebuilding. Click below to… Continue

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At 3:08pm on April 7, 2008, Rosen Dimov said…
did you come to know? :) i remain! thanks for the support.
At 9:26am on April 6, 2008, Kesab Prasad Bastola said…
It will be nice time to meet you in Nepal. I have not yet set any program for July or August. I will let you know if there is any. Anyway, you will enjoy a lot in Nepal. You are most welcome.
At 1:53am on April 5, 2008, Rosen Dimov said…
How are you doing, Aaron? I hope you are well...I have not heard of you lately.
At 1:17pm on March 19, 2008, Kesab Prasad Bastola said…
Hi Aaron !
Thanks for the message and showing interest about Nepal.
The Ministry of Peace & Reconstruction is formed very recently following the peace accord with the Maoist rebels. The histry of this ministry is traced back to the different initiations created the government for managing the peace process in Nepal. Initially, the government formed a task force to facilitate the peace negotiation between the government and Maoist in order to provide technical, physical and other necessary assistance to the peace building process. The task force recommended constituting a Peace Coordination and Management Center for institutionalizing the process. On the base of this recommendation, the government established the Peace Negotiation Coordination Secretariat under the office of Prime Minister in June 2003.

Later, a High Level Peace Committee under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister was formed in August 2004, and the Secretariat of the High Level Peace Committee, under the leadership of the Chief Secretary of the Government of Nepal, was established in September 2004. Immediately after the second popular movement of Nepal, in March 2005, the government dissolved the High Level Peace Committee. But the Secretariat remained function at with a new name "The Peace Secretariat "since October 2005.

As per the decision of April 1 2007 of the Government of Nepal the existing Peace secretariat has been dissolved and the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction has been established with the mandate to accomplish all the functions assigned to the Peace Secretariat and other additional functions relating to reconstruction of physical infrastructure damaged during the conflict, relief and rehabilitation of the conflict victims, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, High Level Monitoring Committee and Management of the Maoist combatants cantonments.

The Ministry has envisioned formation of a peaceful, prosperous and new Nepal by ensuring social justice, equity and harmony among all sections of the society.

At present the Ministry is working hard for sustaining peace in the country.

If you need any further information, pls write me.

At 7:08pm on March 18, 2008, Samuel. N. O. Jacobs-Abbey said…
Great you are here too
At 2:12am on March 18, 2008, Craig Zelizer said…
Would also appreciate if you could let others know about this site.
At 2:11am on March 18, 2008, Craig Zelizer said…
Hi Aaron
Nice to hear from you. It is a topic I have been thinking about exploring for a while. Right now I am just writing a very short framing paper for a conference this month. I did find out from posting on the site that there is a book coming out on this topic in May (see the discussion on this site). Depending what is in the book and my other research work I may pursue this further. Would be more than happy to chat.
That is great you will be doing work in Nepal this summer.
At 8:36pm on March 17, 2008, Eileen R. Borris said…
Dear Aaron,
Thank-you for including me on your list. It looks like we have some similar interests and it is great to see that you have been involved with movement to establish a US Department of Peace.

At 3:05pm on March 17, 2008, Dot Maver said…
Your picture brings back so many memories from Japan, gratitude!
At 1:32pm on March 17, 2008, Rosen Dimov said…
Do not worry - it is not that urgent. If I have your informal support, it is sufficient. The help could be formalized at a later stage - generally speaking, I prefer "doing" rather than official letters :)

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