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TransConflict - February 2015 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during February, plus selected articles from…

Added by TransConflict on March 1, 2015 at 5:23am — No Comments

Careers in the Social Sector for Social Good

Toady I am fortunate to be attending the last day of the Ashoka U  Exchange, an amazing gathering of individuals and organizations at the intersection of higher ed, social entrepreneurship and social innovation.  There are over 700 people from around the…


Added by Craig Zelizer on February 28, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

CSW Workshop to Make Recommendations for the UN High Level Panel on Peacekeeping Operations

Joining forces for women and peace, Nonviolent Peaceforce, Women Graduates-USA and New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women have designed a workshop at the CSW NGO Forum that will discuss and document recommendations to be forwarded to the UN Panel reviewing the work of the UN Peacekeeping operations.…


Added by Kathleen Laurila on February 28, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Guide to Blogging for Peace and Social Change

This resource guide to Blogging for Social Change is designed to provide an introduction to what is a blog, to outline why PCDN individual and organizational members might want to actively undertake blogging, highlight some key success, as well highlight ethical issues and challenges that can arise that any blogger should consider.  As with all of PCDN's …


Added by Craig Zelizer on February 28, 2015 at 10:01am — 3 Comments

Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Ed

This week I am delighted to be attending this year's Ashoka U Exchange focused on the intersection of Higher Education and Social Entrepreneurship. This is the sixth year of the Exchange (and my first year attending). From a first year of 90 people…


Added by Craig Zelizer on February 27, 2015 at 6:36pm — No Comments

3 Lessons Learned in Our Last Mapping course

In June 2014, we wrapped up the second round of our Mapping for International Development…


Added by TechChange on February 27, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Terrorist or Freedom Fighter? Word use takes center stage in Jordan

by Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

(Dead Sea, Jordan)--Was the war in Gaza last summer an “operation?” Are those who attack the innocent freedom fighters, terrorists, extremists, or Islamic fundamentalists?

These questions about the use of language by media were on center stage today at a Conflict Reporting session that I moderated here at Gather +962, a meeting of…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on February 27, 2015 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

Peace & Security Report 2/27/2015

You are President & CEO of your global life - Be briefed like one:


Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on February 27, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments




Since its founding in 2006, Twitter has rapidly grown to be one of the most powerful online platforms for connecting hundreds of millions of individuals and organizations around the world.   While the estimates vary, Twitter estimates they have over 100 million active monthly users of the platform and almost 500 million registered…


Added by Craig Zelizer on February 27, 2015 at 8:18am — 13 Comments

Egyptian spectator ban: flashpoint for conflict and statement of weakness

By James M. Dorsey

An Egyptian Cabinet decision to end the suspension of professional soccer in late March but reinstitute the ban on spectators attending matches could spark renewed clashes between militant fans and security forces. The decision against the backdrop of mounting evidence that Egyptian general-turned-President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has no apparent intention of easing repression implicitly acknowledges the role of fans in continued widespread opposition to his…


Added by James M Dorsey on February 27, 2015 at 12:50am — No Comments

The book 'Global Warming, Militarism and Nonviolence: The Art of Active Resistance'

Hi everyone

The book 'Global Warming, Militarism and Nonviolence: The Art of Active Resistance' is now available as a hard book or e-book. Although it is not cheap, most libraries are happy to purchase it if requested.

Some short reviews for it can be found at…


Added by Marty Branagan on February 26, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Putting Global Crises on the Map Using Social Media Data and ArcGIS

How can mapping the geolocations of tweets tell a story about global atrocities? How can digital mapping be integrated as a learning tool for university classes? As part of his final project for TechChange’s online course, …


Added by TechChange on February 26, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Time Banks: a tool for restorative justice and community development

An interview with Stephanie Rearick

By Beverly Bell

February 25, 2015

One timebank member leads other members on an edible plant walk, teaching how to identify and use wild edible plants.

Stephanie Rearick is a former co-chair…


Added by Deepa Panchang on February 25, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Intern Opportunity in Jewish-Palestinian Peace Building

Wahat al Salam - Neve Shalom – (WASNS) is offering a opportunity for two outstanding college graduates to intern in Israel in the non-profit organization of the unique community of WASNS, the only community in Israel, where Jews and Palestinians of Israel have chosen to live together in peace and equality ( . The internship requires a 6 – 9 month commitment and focuses on communications, development and public relations and requires strong…


Added by Bob Fenton on February 25, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

The changing of the guard: Burkinabé civil society says no to coup by stealth by Boris Somé

Burkina Faso is undergoing political upheaval in the wake of the revolution which deposed Blaise Campaoré from power last year. The influence of Campaoré’s former presidential guard continues to be felt, and there are worrying signs that his allies are looking to take over political life. But civil society is determined that they will not succeed, says Boris Somé.…


Added by Insight on Conflict on February 25, 2015 at 9:06am — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [02.25.15]

"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].…


Added by Jeff Thompson on February 25, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Job Opportunity at Saferworld: Regional Advocacy, Conflict and Security Adviser based in the Kyrgyz Republic

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.


The Central Asia programme focuses on enabling communities and civil society to respond more…


Added by Marie Aziz on February 24, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments

The End of Boring PDFs? Three Lessons in Creating the New Organizational Guide to ICT4D

Applying technology solutions to the challenges of international development requires organizational change more than new gadgets. That’s why we were thrilled to launch our new…


Added by TechChange on February 24, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Women in Guatemala: survivors yesterday, activists today, peace builders tomorrow by Sophie Helle

Guatemalan women have suffered horrific violence as a result of the country’s civil war and its legacy. But they refuse to be cast solely as victims, and are playing a key role in holding Guatemala’s institutions accountable. Sophie Helle discusses the challenges they face.

This article was originally published…


Added by Insight on Conflict on February 23, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Art for Social Change

Craig:  Will follow your work and get your syllabus on this matter.

During this 70th Anniversary year, DC is the global destination for memorializing the atrocities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Nuclear Studies Institute at American University, the Hiroshima Peace Culture Museum, and the Katzen Museum of Art will exhibit the Maruki Panels and the Hiroshima Children's Drawings further indicating local Washington initiatives in fusing Art and Peace-building in the popular…


Added by Melvin Hardy on February 21, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

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