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World's Top Meta List of Job Sites/Resources in Social Change, Social Impact, Development, Peacebuilding and Related Fields

Finding the right job in social change, development, peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, 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 social changeworks in practice. Many people working in social change , will not find employment with "social…


Added by Craig Zelizer on July 1, 2015 at 8:52pm — 58 Comments

Organizational Internship at Peace Museum Vienna

Internship Announcement

Peace Museum Vienna is looking for interns!

Peace Museum Vienna seeks applications from dynamic graduate students/early career professionals who are deeply interested in or have studied the field of peace studies. The intern(s) are going to work directly with the Board Members of Peace Museum Vienna who are in-charge of managing the Museum’s Peace Heroes and Windows for Peace projects. The intern/s will have a unique…


Added by Dr. Ali Ahmad Safi on July 1, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

TransConflict - June 2015 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during June, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by…


Added by TransConflict on July 1, 2015 at 12:12pm — No Comments

The fragile surface of African States Sovereignty by * Eyob Asfaw Gemechu

1. Introduction

The popular and historically embedded consensual dispensation that is affivident of state sovereignty is the guarantor of national sovereignty and possible popular sovereignty. It is not uncommon to see state sovereignty is conceptualized coterminous with strength of state, Security level of its border, resources & society. In other words, one can’t out rule a fragile state as automatically a people whose border; state and popular sovereignty is not respected.…


Added by Eyob Asfaw on July 1, 2015 at 9:36am — No Comments

Social Media for Disaster Response – Done Right!

To say that Indonesia’s capital is prone to flooding would be an understatement. Well over 40% of Jakarta is at or below…


Added by Patrick Meier on June 30, 2015 at 7:17pm — No Comments

“Let’s Grab Coffee”: Informational Interviews and Tools to Broaden Your Network

On June 24, 2015 I was fortunate to attend a wonderful panel at the Annual Interaction Forum   “Let’s Grab Coffee”: Informational Interviews and Tools to Broaden Your Network.


The session featured several excellent speakers who shared their wisdom and experience with the participants (mostly…


Added by Craig Zelizer on June 30, 2015 at 4:50pm — No Comments

International Students Advance International Studies

(originally posted on the World Education Services Student Advisor blog, May 2015)

It may seem self-evident, but bringing together students from around the world advances the study of international relations.


Studying international affairs outside of your home country further develops your analytical skills, your ability to communicate across…


Added by Carmen Mezzera, APSIA on June 30, 2015 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Passion Need Not Apply

(originally posted on the Careers in Government website, June 2015)

When providing an informational interview for a young professional recently I repeatedly heard her describe her “passion” to do this and her “passion” for that. What I did not hear, though, were any specific ways in which she could be useful to an organization.



Added by Carmen Mezzera, APSIA on June 30, 2015 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

Mediation Perspectives: Professionalizing Mediation through Negotiation Simulations

From the International Relations and Security Network blog. You can read the original post here.

By Simon Mason

Emotions are high and words are flying fast, when suddenly the head of the negotiation delegation gets up and leaves the room. There have been…


Added by Owen Frazer on June 29, 2015 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Countering political violence: Tackle the root causes

By James M. Dorsey

European officials, describing recruitment efforts by the Islamic State in Bosnia Herzegovina, mired in a toxic mix of economic malaise and ethnic tension, reportedly fear they may regret having failed to tackle the country’s structural problems in the two decades since the end of the Yugoslav wars.

The regret could apply to any number of failures to tackle root problems that have prompted lone wolves to strike fear in major European cities, at tourist…


Added by James M Dorsey on June 29, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments

Marriage Equality, Empowerment and Recognition

Empowerment and recognition are the core concepts of the transformative theory of conflict.  They help explain the phenomenon that led to the recent progress of marriage equality in the USA.  Read the full blog post here.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on June 29, 2015 at 12:13am — No Comments

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on June 28, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

White supremacy, black liberation, and global development: The conversations we’re not having

This post originally appeared on

Below all of the talk of “evidence-based approaches” and “taking it to scale,” there is an undercurrent of disquiet.

It happens when “local partners’ capacity” is maligned. It happens when two people have the same idea,…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on June 28, 2015 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Remembering December 16th: 'They were not martyrs - they were school children'

5 Minutes 2 Midnight

Five Minutes to Midnight

By Mina Durrani

It was 11:15 am on 16th December, 2014. I was at a review meeting for the long pending…


Added by Amna Durrani on June 28, 2015 at 5:58am — No Comments

The Development Value Chain - From International to Local

I attended InterAction Forum 2015 earlier this week on behalf of PCDN (thanks to Craig Zelizer), and it was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the field of Development as a young professional only a few months in. In addition to learning, the…


Added by Sahil Patni on June 27, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

COYPED Wants Drug Abuse Combated....... AS Liberian Youths Celebrate Int’l Drug Day

As youth across the country celebrate the International Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking, the Consolidated Youth for Peace and Development, (COYPED) has called for a vehement combat against drug abuse in the country.

Speaking Friday, June 26,…


Added by James Koryor on June 26, 2015 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Charleston shooting: Journos should avoid the term terrorist

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

What is a terrorist?

This important question has popped up this last week in the aftermath of the Charleston church shootings. In my peace journalism class at Park University, this question always leads to the most lively discussion of the semester, with some students taking a hard line while others narrow the definition to exclude, for example,…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on June 26, 2015 at 11:09am — 4 Comments

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

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 social change, peacebuilding, international development, human rights…


Added by Craig Zelizer on June 26, 2015 at 10:00am — 56 Comments

Innovative Finance in Development: Is this the Next Big Thing or Not?

As we have written, this week, two members of the PCDN team are attending the annual Interaction Conference which is the key meeting of US based humanitarian and development NGOS.

Yesterday I attended a wonderful session on Innovative Finance for INGOS: What, When, Who and How.…


Added by Craig Zelizer on June 26, 2015 at 9:55am — 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 June 26, 2015 at 9:32am — 3 Comments

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