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Workshop Materials for How to Write a Successful Fellowship/Scholarship Application

Dear Colleagues

I have conducted a number of workshops for students in various contexts about how to write a successful fellowship application. For the workshops I have put together a short-power point presentation that provides some key tips and strategies for developing an effective proposal, and also some key fellowship resources.

I am uploading the slides to this site, as perhaps some faculty may want to use the slides to help conduct workshops for their own…


Added by Craig Zelizer on September 1, 2014 at 5:39pm — 41 Comments

TransConflict - August 2014 Review

Dear All,

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


Added by TransConflict on September 1, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Insight on Conflict Monthly Newsletter: September 2014

A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features articles on local ownership of Security Sector Reform, reintegration of LRA abductees, and more. Sign up here to receive the newsletter by email each month.

Research this month

Security Sector Reform,…


Added by Insight on Conflict on September 1, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

A lady bike rider and women development in conservative and developing country

Every morning one lady bike rider passes me when my bus gets stuck in the jam on the way to my office. She goes ahead to her destination by driving her Scooty easily and naturally on the wide and narrow spaces on the road as like as a man. Every day when I see her I give her a salute and admire her courage because it is Bangladesh, a moderate Islamic country by the constitution, where a big part of the people do not support from their mind to let the women go out from home for working…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on September 1, 2014 at 5:14am — No Comments

Emerging Trends in Online Education: A Resource Guide to Massive Open Online Courses

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

~Nelson Mandela~

Massive Open Online Courses:

Access to quality education has long been a subject of discussion as have issues surrounding teaching methods and ways to create and foster spaces conducive to learning.  With new technologies becoming increasingly abundant, in the past several years many platforms have opened with the goal of providing knowledge and…


Added by Maha Hilal on August 30, 2014 at 11:54am — 6 Comments

Revolutionizing Data with GeoPoll: A TechChange Alumna Interviews Amy Sweeney

For my final project for TC105: Mobiles for International Development, I decided to interview Amy Sweeney of …


Added by TechChange on August 29, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

Talking peace in Nepal by Subindra Bogati

Subindra Bogati, a Nepalese peacebuilder, looks at the state of peace talks between the Nepalese government and the countries many small armed groups.

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


Added by Insight on Conflict on August 29, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

When Trying to Get Help Hurts: Women Seeking Justice in Afghanistan

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

By Bethany…

Added by Viola Gienger on August 28, 2014 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Barriers to Applying Conflict Analysis & Strategic Program Assessment Tools in Your Work

Reflections on and concepts from the Practical Tools for Promoting Positive Change in Complex Contexts Course. Written by CDA’s Do No Harm Program Associate Director, Nicole…


Added by CDA on August 28, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Guide to Apps for Social Change


Dear Colleagues,

One of the main goals of this site is to help practitioners, students, and scholars network, connect, and share best resources. This guide will look at some of the key issues and considerations around using apps in peace and development work, as well as offer some examples of how they are being used.  An…


Added by Valerie Oliphant on August 28, 2014 at 7:53am — 3 Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [08.27.14]

"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].

“Talk To Me”: What It Takes To Be An NYPD Hostage…


Added by Jeff Thompson on August 27, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Top Resources for Finding Scholarships/Fellowships in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues,

There are countless opportunities for individuals seeking to pursue academic study at all levels to obtain financial support from private foundations, directly from academic institutions and from various governmental and intergovernmental agencies. In addition, there are a number of fellowships that provide funding for independent research/internships/language study as part of (or after completing) an academic program. As part of…


Added by Craig Zelizer on August 27, 2014 at 6:35am — 32 Comments

The story of H3J1U

This story comes from Bourem, Gao region, Northern Mali.

By H3J1U

« I was at home alone with my mum that Thursday, and it was around noon when two rebels showed up at our door with guns. They were…


Added by Giorgia Nicatore on August 27, 2014 at 6:06am — No Comments

Eritrea: The Little-told Story of Religious Co-Existence


In the capital city of Asmara, Eritrea, an Orthodox Christian Church and a Muslim Mosque stand within a stone-throw distance of each other.  But, there are no stones being thrown. The story of the peaceful co-existence of the  religions of Islam and Christianity in the Country of Eritrea is an…


Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on August 27, 2014 at 2:42am — No Comments

Israel, Gaza and the Future of Humanitarian Law

Israel, Gaza and the Future of Humanitarian Law by Iain Guest

Israel’s tactics during the war in Gaza force us to ask whether humanitarian law has value in today’s “asymmetric” wars. It is a troubling and difficult question, the more so as the International Committee of the Red Cross is currently celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first Geneva Convention, on the protection of…


Added by iain on August 26, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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 August 26, 2014 at 12:22pm — 53 Comments

“Talk To Me”: What It Takes To Be An NYPD Hostage Negotiator

Learn about the criteria and diverse skills needed to be part of the original law enforcement hostage negotiation…


Added by Jeff Thompson on August 26, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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