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Toward education for Active Nonviolence - Free Training Tuesday November 4 -Institute Max Weber

Anne Farrell

In 2002, the World Health Organization publish the « World report on violence and health ». This report on violence and health was the first comprehensive review of the…


Added by Anne Farrell on October 30, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Ottawa Shooting: Keep Calm & Carry On

The symbolism of the events taking place on Wednesday October 22 in Ottawa could not be more cruel. Shots fired below the tower called "peace," a young man gunned down, dressed in military gear but unarmed, protecting the grave of the unknown solider meant to remind us- "never again." 

Yet, the reactions by Canadian leaders, public officials, media…


Added by Martina Buchal on October 30, 2014 at 7:26am — No Comments

Kurdish soccer team sparks Swedish FA ire over battle for Kobani, sparks debate on what is politics?

By James M. Dorsey

When Ramazan Kizil established Dalkurd FF, one of Europe’s most successful immigrant soccer teams, in a remote town in northern Sweden, he dreamt of one day raising the Swedish and the Kurdish flag alongside one another in a European championship. These days, Mr. Kizil’s goals are more immediate: aiding embattled Kurdish fighters fending off attacks by Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, in the Syrian-Turkish border town of…


Added by James M Dorsey on October 30, 2014 at 12:39am — No Comments

Guide to MA Program in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues

Many individuals around the world are interested in doing graduate work in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the MA or Ph.D. level. This guide is for MA level programs. For Ph.D. programs see the resource guide There are several excellent existing guides to finding programs listed below (Please note that no…


Added by Craig Zelizer on October 29, 2014 at 10:18pm — 37 Comments

Guide to Ph.D. Programs in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Many individuals around the world are interested in doing graduate work in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the MA or Ph.D. level. This guide is focused solely on Ph.D. level programs. If you're interested in MA level programs, please consult the MA guide.

Several colleagues at Eastern Mennonite University, in their Conflict Transformation…


Added by Craig Zelizer on October 29, 2014 at 10:16pm — 28 Comments

Time for real democracy for Bosnia? by Tim Bidey

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Insight on Conflict is Peace Direct's online resource for local peacebuilding and human rights in conflict areas.

Bosnia’s constitutional structure remains a fundamental stumbling block in bringing about change in the country.…


Added by Insight on Conflict on October 29, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [10.29.14]

"What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].

Lowballing the Public: Mediators serving without a…


Added by Jeff Thompson on October 29, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

HasNa Happy Hour 2014: A Networking Event for Young Professionals

HasNa Inc. cordially invites you to our

Networking Happy Hour, to give you an opportunity to meet with established professionals in a variety of fields

including law, peacebuilding, international development, and environmental policy. 

Join us for a fun-filled evening and get a chance to

make new connections with students and young

professionals with similar interests.



Added by Rukmini Banerjee on October 28, 2014 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Info about International Day of Peace 21st. September

A UN resolution established the International Day of Peace in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the UN General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in 1982 and was held on the third Tuesday of September each year until 2002, when September 21 became the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. The assembly decided in 2001 that the International Day of Peace should be annually observed on September…


Added by Santosh Bidari on October 28, 2014 at 8:04am — No Comments

Egyptian campuses and soccer emerge as flashpoint in resistance to President Al Sisi

By James M. Dorsey

Soccer fans exploiting stadia as contested public space emerged more than three years ago as a key force in anti-government protests that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and opposition to subsequent military rule. With stadia closed to spectators for much of the period since then, protesting students backed by militant football fans have turned university campuses into the new stadia with hundreds detained and scores killed. Theirs is a battle for public…


Added by James M Dorsey on October 28, 2014 at 3:19am — No Comments

How to Support the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (Creative Ideas Welcome)

Dear Colleagues

There are a number of ways you can help support the PCDN network as outlined below.


1. Become a Paying Member - The PCDN network has helped impact thousands of…


Added by Craig Zelizer on October 27, 2014 at 3:41pm — 16 Comments

Strengthening Policy & Practice: meeting the challenges of working in complex environments

Dates: 1-6th March 2015

Location: Birmingham, UK

Course fee: £1100 (includes full board accommodation from the evening of 19th – afternoon of 24th October)

Course description

Strengthening Policy and Practice: meeting the challenges of working in complex environments is designed to draw on the experience and practice of participants, working in development, humanitarian aid…


Added by Responding to Conflict on October 27, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments

Useful Media Sites for News About Conflict and Peace

Dear Colleagues

In today's increasingly connected world there are thousands of resources available to obtain news and analysis about conflict and peace related issues. However, there are not that many sites that provide true in-depth analysis, reflection from a deep conflict or peace perspective. Within the field of conflict resolution there has also been a rapid growth in the field of peace journalism or peace media. The basic concept is that instead of media reporting passively…


Added by Craig Zelizer on October 26, 2014 at 3:31pm — 34 Comments

Ohio Employees Get Transformative Mediation

Transformative mediation offers benefits beyond resolving the dispute.  It brings with it a change in the interaction between the parties that makes for improved work environments. You can read about Ohio's new program here.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on October 25, 2014 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Mounting Israeli-Palestinians tensions reverberate on the soccer pitch

By James M. Dorsey

Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand.

Israeli human rights and legal advocacy group Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights charged in a petition to the Tel Aviv district court that the Israel…


Added by James M Dorsey on October 25, 2014 at 9:50am — No Comments

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

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…


Added by Craig Zelizer on October 24, 2014 at 7:02pm — 54 Comments

Q&A: Tunisia’s Upcoming Elections

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By William B. Taylor

Tunisia’s prospects for retaining its title as the only transition of the Arab Spring that hasn’t failed or collapsed into violence faces further tests this month and next, with important parliamentary elections scheduled for Oct. 26 and a…


Added by Viola Gienger on October 24, 2014 at 6:26pm — No Comments

A Post-War Transition That Works: A Lesson for Afghanistan... from Kosovo

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By Paul Hughes and Linwood Ham…


Added by Viola Gienger on October 24, 2014 at 6:20pm — No Comments

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