Daniel Dufour
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  • United States
  • Conflict Resolution Specialist
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The First DC Conflict Resolution Meetup

Started Jul 1 0 Replies

Join us Wednesday, July 16th from 6:30 pm to 9:00pm at Stetsons Famous Bar and Grill in Washington, D.C. for a fun casual night of discussing conflict and how to resolve it.To learn more and RSVP…Continue

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Self-reinforcement Bias in Inter-group Dialogue?

Started Mar 1, 2013 0 Replies

Has anyone ran into the problem where someone's positions are strengthened and become more resistant to change when they declare these beliefs?  And how have you addressed it?In particular, this…Continue

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Favorite Indicators for Intergroup Dialogue?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ying Liang Jul 16. 16 Replies

What are your favorite indicators for measuring the impact of intergroup dialogue?I'm designing a dialogue program in Cairo and I would like to hear what you think are those indicators that really…Continue

 

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Ying Liang replied to Daniel Dufour's discussion Favorite Indicators for Intergroup Dialogue?
"Hi Maor, I am currently look at dialogue events evaluation for my organization which hosts dialogue in South Africa. I would be very happy if I can learn from your indicators and come up with something specific for my…"
Jul 16
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The First DC Conflict Resolution Meetup

Join us Wednesday, July 16th from 6:30 pm to 9:00pm at Stetsons Famous Bar and Grill in Washington, D.C. for a fun casual night of discussing conflict and how to resolve it.To learn more and RSVP visit the event page: http://www.meetup.com/DC-Conflict-Resolution-Meetup/events/192266222/Hope to see everyone there!Peace,Daniel DufourOrganizer…See More
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"I'm excited for the First DC Conflict Resolution Meetup at Stetsons on July 16 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm! http://j.mp/1z4YNJl"
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Apr 12, 2013
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Self-reinforcement Bias in Inter-group Dialogue?

Has anyone ran into the problem where someone's positions are strengthened and become more resistant to change when they declare these beliefs?  And how have you addressed it?In particular, this problem has come up in the designing of an online dialogue/mediation project.  I want to have a strong understanding about what people's beliefs are when they start and was thinking about asking them to fill out a questionnaire or vote on different solutions.  However, I worry that this will make it…See More
Mar 1, 2013
Daniel Dufour liked Joshua Peacock's blog post How Ping-Pong Changed the World
Feb 11, 2013
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Are International Norms Important in Nuclear Nonproliferation?

I recently completed reading Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Ambitions, which includes case studies of South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, India, Pakistan, and North Korea. These case studies help us answer the question, are international norms important in nuclear nonproliferation? International norms include not developing weapons, not conducting weapons tests, and allowing inspections. The answer is that international norms against nuclear…See More
Dec 12, 2012
John Daniel Gore commented on Daniel Dufour's blog post To Draw or Not to Draw?
"My personal opinion is that drawing a red-line can only create complications -- as long as Iran perceives other players on the world stage to be threatening and in possession of these weapons, I believe Iran will feel the need to continue developing…"
Nov 26, 2012
Denise Janssen Eager liked Daniel Dufour's blog post To Draw or Not to Draw?
Nov 25, 2012
Daniel Dufour is now friends with Jahan Zeb and Joshua Peacock
Nov 25, 2012
Jack F. Sigman commented on Daniel Dufour's blog post To Draw or Not to Draw?
"Without drawing a red line, the Iranians can bluff all they'd like."
Nov 25, 2012
Daniel Dufour posted blog posts
Nov 25, 2012
Daniel Dufour left a comment for Nurete Brenner
"Looking forward to sharing our experiences at some time"
Apr 30, 2012

Profile Information

Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I was born in raised in sunny San Diego, California. My heart will always be in San Diego, but I love exploring the world and experiencing new cultures. I have lived in Amman, Berkeley, Cairo, DC, Tampa and have traveled extensively through China and Spain.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (student)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
I visited Egypt and China in the summer of 2011 and Jordan in the summer of 2012. As a manager in a refugee resettlement program, I worked with people from Iraq, Burma, Somalia, Haiti, Bhutan, Cuba, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Ethiopia.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
United States
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Conflict Resolution Specialist
How many years professional experience do you have ?
3-5
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://danieljdufour.com
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
http://mapstory.org
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Arabic, Spanish
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Democratization, Dialogue, Diplomacy, Facilitation, Human Rights, Information and Communication Technology, Humanitarian Relief, Organizational Development, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Psychosocial, Refugees, Security, Terrorism
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Evaluation, Information Technology, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Globalization and Terrorism
Computational Conflict Analysis
Narrative Analysis
Data Mining
Machine Translation

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MapStoriography and Meta-Storytelling

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 10:39am 0 Comments

* Originally posted on MapStory.

MapStories can be used to tell stories…

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Are International Norms Important in Nuclear Nonproliferation?

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 1:30am 0 Comments

I recently completed reading Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Ambitions, which includes case studies of South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, India, Pakistan, and North Korea. These case studies help us answer the question, are international norms important in nuclear nonproliferation? International norms include not developing weapons, not conducting weapons tests, and allowing inspections. The answer is that international norms…

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Lessons from Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 7:32pm 0 Comments

I am currently making my way through Mitchell Reiss fascinating book Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Contstrain their Nuclear Capabilities (1995). In his book, he describes how various countries decided to give up their nuclear weapons and shut down their nuclear weapons programs. Included in this book are the stories of Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. These stories offer several lessons that people should keep in mind when looking at denuclearization options for other countries…
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Structural Problems in Biosecurity

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 7:31pm 0 Comments

Biosecurity presents several structural problems to states.
First, the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) does not guarantee states will not develop biological weapons. The BWC guarantees that states say they will not develop biological weapons. Although the BWC offers many benefits, such as reinforcing an international norm against bio-weapons, we should be cautious not to overstate its effect. In explaining the causes…
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