Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D.
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Welcome, Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D.

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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 am an Asst. Professor of Conflict Resolution at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I am a teacher, advocate and policy analyst whose work has focused on policies for ending poverty, strengthening global security and peace education.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
I was honored to live and work in Zimbabwe for 6 months with the Peace Corps. I have also studied in Oxford, England. In addition, I did my dissertation field research in Paraguay, and helped to lead a global citizenship education program there.
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?
Asst. Professor of Conflict Resolution, Nova Southeastern University
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, Democratization, Development, Education
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Program Design, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
My current research includes the necessity of peace education in every school, as well as the impact of land privatization on indigenous communities in Paraguay (the dissertation). Consulting experience includes curriculum reform in developing/transitional countries, especially new democracies, teacher training, capacity building of the educational sector in developing nations, and instructional design.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
"Iraq's War Economy: Barriers and Opportunities." (In press). in Building Cultures of Peace. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, UK.

"Teaching Peace: A Dialogue on Maria Montessori", Journal of Peace Education. (

"Demos Kratos: New Expressions of People Power Across the Globel", with Ambd. John McDonald at the Inst. for Multi-Track Diplomacy

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On the American Epistemology of the Gutcheck

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 3:29pm 0 Comments

Epistemology is one of those cornerstone terms that worries grad students and obsesses their faculty members such as yours truly.  It’s your theory of knowledge—the unconscious tests you do mentally to figure whether some theory or fact is in fact true.  Can it be trusted?  Acted upon?…


Dialogue, satire and the attack on Charlie Hebdo

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 11:59am 0 Comments

As I watched the recent attack on the Charlie Hebdo publication in horror with everyone else, the role of deep historical memory, even historical trauma, was clear at a number of levels.  The details of this specific attack are still unfolding, and in fact at least as I write, the attackers remain at large in an unfolding hostage situation.  But the outlines of the context raise some questions, as well as possibilities for clarity and progress. …


Oral histories, peace education and teaching 9/11

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 8:53pm 1 Comment

Based on the data I present in my new book, oral history emerged as the most prominent and popular, as well as arguably the most effective, way teachers engaged their students in learning about 9/11.  Several aspects made this a good fit for teachers wanting to engage their students beyond…


Dangerous Memories and Teaching 9/11

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 10:51am 2 Comments

Author's note:  The below is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Teaching Terror:  9/11 and Collective Memory in America's Classrooms.  It will be available from Routledge early Aug.  

One other important intersection between the literature on historical memory and the literature on peace education is Zembylas’s concept of critical emotional praxis (Zembylas 2008, Beckerman and Zembylas 2012).   In his words, critical emotional praxis “creates openings for…


5 Culturally Violent Cliches You Can Ditch Tomorrow

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 11:51am 0 Comments

  1. “Boys will be boys”.  Much has been written about this one, but times have not changed enough.  Often deployed as a defense against poor male behavior, what a shame that we still hear it as a defense against harassment (as in the case of Schwarzenegger) or even alleged violent rape (as in the case of former IMF head Strauss Kahn).  So it becomes clear how dangerous this one is for women.  After all, if this is just the behavior driven by biology, how can we expect any more?  The…


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At 9:03am on July 14, 2012, Rec Eguia said…

Hi Dr Cheryl, I am planning to conduct research on "Political Economy in Conflict ContexT", as of this time I am still searching materials for this. Can you suggest materials for this topic?

At 12:21am on January 13, 2012, Gerardo Señoráns Barcala said…

Dear Cheryl!

It is a pleasure and honor to have your as friend!

Wish you a healthy and prosperous year 2012.

Warmest wishes from Vancouver, BC.


At 3:59am on September 18, 2011, Paudyal, Dhruba P. said…

Dear Ms Cheryl

Thank you for peace connection. Excellent site features. I hope I'll learn a lot from sharing with you.

At 5:16pm on May 22, 2011, Tanya Awad said…

Hi Cheryl!

Thank you for replying to my request. Well, Crystina Wyler told me about you, and by reading your profile, I was happy to see a quote of Montessori! we have so much in common, I think... Peace education in schools is what I started last year all by myself, as a volunteer. I managed to convince the school board to give it a try, no money, no demands, just let's see what happens. And when I went into classes, the reply from kids was beyond expectations...i found myself giving 15+ hours a week, for the rest of the year, and kept it on this year too! it will take time, but the school declared itself a non-violent one this year, and we're heading towards creating the first mediation desk in a school here!

At 3:30am on May 20, 2011, Bartolomeu Capita said…

Dear Cheryl,

I'm sincerely honored to be a friend of yours. So thanks for the add. Considering your current commitment, I hope you can play a role to help end Angola's belligerent occupation of Cabinda since 1975, and thus end once and for all Angola's ongoing serious crimes of international concern. I wish you all the very best.


At 6:35am on May 18, 2011, Civil Lines Club said…

Dear Civilians,


Public Relation in World Wide Network for Business Community & Humanitarian Welfare.


To strengthen the matrix of community by promoting public relations, welfare, assistance,  motivation, mobilization by means of social integration of students,

All meeting held on 05:00 pm

Meeting every Friday (Kohsar) &

Meeting every Sunday (Margala)
Civil Junction (Restaurant) Gol Market St. 08, F-7/3 Islamabad Pakistan

Zafar Saleem Bangash (Chairman) 0092-333-5254688

At 2:46pm on May 16, 2011, Richard Close said…
Thought you might be interested that we launched a digital storytelling social community and YouTube contest with UNESCO Power of Peace Network
You can see them at
The contest comes with a curriculum for NGOs and educators
Any recommendations on how we can spread the word/stories are welcome.
At 9:34pm on May 10, 2011, Carlyn Jorgensen said…
Thanks for joining the APCN group!
At 11:53am on March 13, 2011, Dr. Jabeen Shauq said…

Dear Cheryl,

I am waiting your kind draft to work together and support to establish institution on education of human rights, peace studies, coexistence and conflict resolution.

At 3:01pm on February 3, 2011, Dr. Jabeen Shauq said…

Dear Dr. Cheryl,

Thank you for your kind words, We are focusing  and thinking same objectives.

I think We must think on collaboration to each other on peace education. I will

disccuss with our organization BOD about your suggestion and will let you know.

Best regards.


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