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Masters in environment, sustainable development and environmental peacemaking: American University

Started Jan 4, 2013 0 Replies

Masters in Global Environmental PolicyMasters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development The Global Environmental Politics Program in American University’s School of International Service seeks…Continue

Tags: Peacemaking, Environmental, Development, Sustainable, GEP

Assessing Impacts of PCIA/Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment - Invitation to Participate in Collaborative Research Project

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rey T Aug 24, 2012. 1 Reply

Dear colleagues,It is now fifteen years into the development, use and adaptation of Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA). At this important milestone, ‘Assessing Impacts’ has initiated a…Continue

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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)
Conflict transformation, ecopolitical peacebuilding and community development practitioner, Eric Abitbol works internationally from Montreal. Currently, Eric Abitbol teaches political science at Concordia University (Montreal) and Saint-Paul University (Ottawa), and publishes his research through York University’s Institute in Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS) where he is an Associate Fellow. Working on a PhD at the University of Bradford’s Department of Peace Studies in the UK, Chevening Scholar Eric Abitbol is researching the peaceable effects of transboundary water communities in conflict regions, notably of Israelis and Palestinians. He was the co-coordinator of the AVOW research project – Adaptive Visions of Water in the Middle East.

Eric Abitbol was the founding coordinator of the University of the Streets Café public conversation initiative (Institute in Community Development, Concordia University), and for many years published and edited Cantilevers peace and conflict resolution magazine. He is currently a Board Member of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development based at the American University in Washington, DC. He has worked for International Alert (UK), the Minority Rights Group (UK), WaterAid (UK) and other INGOs. He maintains a peace research, publishing and consulting practice, Peacemedia-paixmédia.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Czech Republic, Europe, USA, Canada
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?
Adjunct Lecturer (Concordia University), Lecturer (Saint-Paul University), Studying Peace Studies, University of Bradford (UK)
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Development, Dialogue, Environment, Facilitation, Media, Natural Resources
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Transboundary communities
Water Development
Peacebuilding in the Middle East
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Eric Abitbol and Christopher Louise, Up In Arms: The Role of Young People in Conflict and Peacemaking (London: International Alert and the Commonwealth Secretariat, 1995).

Book Chapters
Eric Abitbol and Stuart Schoenfeld, “Constructing an Adaptive Regional Vision of Water Development in the Jordan River Basin” in Lipchin, Clive, Deborah Sandler and Emily Cushman (eds.) The Jordan and Dead Sea Basin: A Regional and International Environmental Challenge, NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (Dordrecht: Springer, 2009)

Stuart Schoenfeld, Eric Abitbol and Francesca de Châtel, “Retelling the Story of Water in the Middle East: Reflections about a Conversation at the Dead Sea” in C. Lipchin (eds.) Integrated Water Resource Management and Security in the Middle East (The Netherlands: Springer, 2007).

Articles – Peer Reviewed
Eric Abitbol, “Developing Water and Marginalising Israel/Palestinian Peace: A Critical Examination of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal Feasibility Study Process” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, Vol.5, No.1, 2009.

Eric Abitbol, “Giving the Dead Sea a New Life: Have All Options Been Responsibly Considered?” in Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, Vol.3, No.1, 2006.

Eric Abitbol, “Faire de l’éducation populaire en conversant dans les cafés” in Le Monde Alphabétique, Publication du Regroupement des groupes populaires en alphabétisation du Québec, vol.18, printemps 2006.

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