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The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund® (IIE-SRF) formalizes an unwavering commitment that IIE has demonstrated for over 90 years to preserve the lives, voices, and ideas of scholars around the globe.  IIE-SRF fellowships support visiting appointments for threatened scholars to continue their work in safety at partnering academic institutions worldwide. At the heart of IIE-SRF is the idea that each scholar we help who continues his or her work in safety is a beacon of…See More
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PCDN in 2014, a snapshot of our major accomplishments and a preview of 2015's exciting developments

Dear PCDN Members,The year 2014 marked several large accomplishments for PCDN- none of which would be possible without our members. Over the past year, the PCDN team has been delighted to continue to help thousands of individuals and organizations around the world access the tools, resources, and connections needed to further their missions. We are humbled to hear stories about the life-changing impact PCDN continues to have on the global community working for social change (to share your story…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)
Dr.Craig Zelizer is the Founder/CEO of PCDN. He started the network in June of 2007 and it has rapidly become the leading online network connecting peacebuilders and change agents from around the globe.

Dr. Zelizer is also is the Interim Director of the MA in Conflict Resolution within the Department of Government at Georgetown University. His areas of expertise include working with youth from violent conflict regions, civil society development and capacity building in transitional societies, program evaluation and design, conflict sensitivity and conflict mainstreaming, the connection between trauma and conflict, the role of the private sector in peacebuilding, and arts and peacebuilding. He has published several articles, and co-edited the book Building Peace, Practical Reflections from the Field (Kumarian Press, 2009). His most recent publication is an edited volume Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict (Westview Press, 2013).

He was one of the co-founders and a senior partner in the Alliance for Conflict Transformation, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to building peace through innovative research and practice. He has worked for or served as a consultant with many leading development and peacebuilding organizations including the United States Institute of Peace, Rotary International, and USAID. He has received a number of fellowships and awards, including serving as a Fulbright Junior Scholar in Hungary for two years and as a National Security Education Program Fellow in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the African Peace and Conflict Journal, Journal of Conflictology and the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.

He also serves on the boards/advisory boards of several organizations including: Masterpeace, TechChange,The Alliance for Peacebuilding, International Peace and Security Institute, The Amani Institute, and Move this World.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional), university
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Colombia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Romania, Thailand, etc.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
US
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Inteirm Director, MA in Conflict Resolutin Program, Department of Government, Georgetown University
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://conflictresolution.georgetown.edu
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Bosnian, Spanish
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Democratization, Development, Education, Facilitation, Gender, Information and Communication Technology, Humanitarian Relief, Media, Organizational Development, Psychosocial, Social Entreprenuership, Terrorism
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Fundraising, Information Technology, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Intersection of Business and Peacebuilding; Role of Peace Commissioners; Arts and Peacebuilding; Trauma and Peacebuilding; Exploring Careers and Education in Peace and Conflict Resolution, etc.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Zelizer, C. & Rubinstein, R. (2009), co-editors. Building Peace: Practical Reflections from the Field. Kumarian Press.

Zelizer, C. (2008). "Trauma Sensitive Peace-Building: Lessons for Theory and Practice." Africa Peace and Conflict Journal 1(1).

Zelizer, C., McCandless, E., King, M., Machakanja, P. Bangura, A. & Karbo, T. (2007). Chapter 6, Synopses of Peace and Conflict Studies Research Methodologies in E. McCandless, M. King, P. Bangura, & E. Sall (Eds.), Peace Research for Africa: Critical Essays on Methodology (pp. 125-204). Switzerland: UPEACE/Africa (http://www.africa.upeace.org/resources.cfm)

Zelizer, C. (2007). Integrating Community Arts and Conflict Resolution: Lessons and Challenges from the Field. Written for Community Arts Net (http://www.communityarts.net).

Zelizer, C. (2005). The Role of Artistic Processes in Peacebuilding in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In P. van Tongeren, M. Brenk, M. Hellema & J. Verhoeven (Eds.) (text box, pp.304-305) in chapter “Artistic Responses to the Siege of Sarajevo: The Cellist and The Film Festival in Bosnia-Herzegovina.”(pp.301-308). People Building Peace II. Successful Stories of Civil Society. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Zelizer, C. & Johnston, L. (2005). Skills, Networks & Knowledge: Developing a Career in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Alexandria, VA: Alliance for Conflict Transformation.

Zelizer, C. (2003)"The Role of Artistic Processes in Peacebuilding in Bosnia-Herzegovina." Peace and Conflict Studies 10.2: 62-75.

Craig Zelizer's Blog

Guide to Organizations Without/Beyond Borders

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 5:54pm 4 Comments

Over the past four decades, countless organizations have been formed to try and foster advocacy, collective action and bridge building to convene like minded professionals or individuals to work to address specific challenges in sectors ranging from health, education, conflict and others.

The purpose of this resource guide is to provide an overview of…

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PCDN in 2014, a snapshot of our major accomplishments and a preview of 2015's exciting developments

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 2:56pm 0 Comments

Dear PCDN Members,

The year 2014 marked several large accomplishments for PCDN- none of which would be possible without our members. Over the past year, the PCDN team has been delighted to continue to help thousands of individuals and organizations around the world access the tools, resources, and connections needed to further their missions. We…

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How Organizations/Employers Can Benefit from Using the Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 12:48pm 26 Comments

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Membership in the Peace and Collaborative Development Network is free and open to individuals and organizations. However, PCDN strongly urges you to consider a paid membership in order to help support the network  (for more details see below or the…

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Resource Guides to Careers, Networking, Funding (and more) in Development, Social Change, CR, and Related Fields

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:40pm 56 Comments

Please note that this site is designed to provide networking and sharing of promising practices. Individuals are not allowed to post their individual requests to find jobs as the site would deluged and there are other websites that do provide this service. However, we have developed several short guides to careers, academic programs, funding, research, teaching resources, practice in peacebuilding, international development, human rights and related…

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Guide to Careers in International Affairs (Including Review of Top Job Sites)

Posted on December 7, 2014 at 4:10pm 55 Comments

Finding the right job in conflict resolution, international development and related fields requires a combination of the right experience and training, an understanding of the field, developing strong connections and a bit of serendipity. In addition to academic and/or professional training, it is essential to have an understanding of how conflict resolution works in practice. Many people working in conflict related jobs, will not find employment with "conflict…

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At 12:12pm on January 13, 2014, Mayanja N. Evelyn said…

Thank you. Too bad.

At 11:55am on January 13, 2014, Mayanja N. Evelyn said…

Thank you very much. When is the deadline for submitting the applications?

At 11:41am on January 13, 2014, Mayanja N. Evelyn said…

Do you have a Ph.D in peace studies? I have tried to access the link  of Georgetown  but it is inactive.

At 11:35am on January 13, 2014, Mayanja N. Evelyn said…

Thank you. I have and will continue to make PCDN known. How can one be silent about the wonders  and revelation of PCDN!!!

At 10:38am on January 3, 2014, AshimaKaul said…

Hi Craig, 

I am in Washington from Kashmir, India. Is it possible to meet you .

Thanks

Ashima

At 6:12pm on September 21, 2013, Elizabeth Gerhold Fautsch said…
I tell people all the time! Happy to do it!
At 3:17pm on September 12, 2013, Diana Kutlow said…

Hi Craig,

Do you know of any listings of degrees in the U.S. related to human trafficking?

Thank you,

Diana Kutlow

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

 

At 11:44pm on September 11, 2013, Jérôme Gagnon-Voyer said…

Hi Craig

I've just created this new discussion here: http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/forum/topics/visualization-of-the-persecution-of-the-rohingya-community-in 

Would that be possible to promote it in the newsletter? I appreciate your great work, thanks a lot.

Jérôme

At 8:10pm on September 29, 2012, RichardKane said…

Need help in editing instead of checking links to Non-traditional peace efforts it somehow posted again and again with the body as part of the title,


Sorry, How do I delete the non-correct duplicates. The original or first posting is ok From Richard Kane

At 11:32pm on August 21, 2012, Kaganga John said…

Hi  Craig thanks,

Am  preaching PCDN gospel and many are getting converted. 

 
 
 

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