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New Horizons Conversations on Race Relations To Challenge Stereotyping

With the first New Horizons Coffee House Conversation On Race Relations—held January 31 at Dublin Roasters Coffee in Frederick, Maryland—bringing a “can do” message to the fore, New Horizons Support Network Executive Director Anastasia Rosen-Jones and the New Horizons volunteer team are ramping up their efforts for the…


Added by Anastasia Rosen Jones on March 3, 2015 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Soccer fields: A waystation en route to the Islamic State

By James M. Dorsey

One thing the biographies of Jihadi John, the Islamic State’s executioner of foreign hostages, and several of his European associates have in common is their passion for soccer and their dashed hopes of becoming professional players.

They all belonged to amateur teams or bonded in part by playing soccer together. Like other disaffected youth for whom playing soccer became a stepping stone to joining a militant group or become a suicide bomber, Jihadi John and…


Added by James M Dorsey on March 3, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

Guide to Key ICT/Software Resources for Peace and Development Professionals

Dear Colleagues

One of the main goals of this site is to help practitioners, students and scholars network, connect and share best resources. As I am often working in different contexts (and countries) and across multiple computers, I wanted to share some of the free software/it services that I have found incredibly useful to help me stay connected, up-to-date and informed. This is not specifically an endorsement of any particular…


Added by Craig Zelizer on March 3, 2015 at 9:57am — 47 Comments

New Animation for Peace: Pass It On

What are tangible ways to promote peace in local communities? How can peacebuilding practices effectively spread beyond borders? What are the best ways to encourage tolerance and responsible citizenship to avoid wars? These are the issues Generations For…


Added by TechChange on March 2, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Top 10 Suggestions and Resources for Finding Internships in Intl Development, CR and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues

Many students are interested in finding appropriate internships in the field to help develop their skills and experience. There are a number of suggestions that could be helpful in the search for a great internship that are offered below. First please note that this site is designed to provide opportunities for networking and sharing resources. In general individual postings seeking jobs/internships are not…


Added by Craig Zelizer on March 2, 2015 at 5:19pm — 25 Comments

Insight on Conflict Monthly Newsletter: March 2015

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 youth and conflict, adaptation to climate change, and more. Sign up here to receive the newsletter by email each month.

Research this month

Natural resources and conflict: a guide for mediation practitioners

In conflicts…


Added by Insight on Conflict on March 2, 2015 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Discount for PCDN members - Online certificate course in Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation

Are you in need of strategies for collecting data and managing metrics more effectively? What are the best ways to visualize and report this data? Do you want to learn about the latest technologies for M&E for proposals and projects in their early stages?



Added by TechChange on March 2, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

Telling Stories that Matter: Engaging Hearts, Minds and Actions for Social Change

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Who doesn’t love a great story? From profound characters in novels, to the thespians that grace our stages, to the movie stars who capture our hearts. Even in this digital age, storytelling, no matter the medium, has been and will always be central to human social customs. Although…


Added by Elvira Felix on March 2, 2015 at 9:59am — No Comments

Guide to Key Resources for Funding Work in Peacebuilding, International Dev and Related Fields

In this section, I will provide some of the key resources for obtaining funding for on the ground work. Please also take a look at the posting 12 Key Steps to Obtaining Funding for on the Ground Work which provides overall conceptual strategies.

Please note that we do not allow any requests for funding on this site as the network would be deluged.…


Added by Craig Zelizer on March 1, 2015 at 9:52pm — 39 Comments

Please Help PCDN Grow to 100,000 + Members by Inviting Others to Join and Supporting the Network

Dear Colleagues

Today the network reached 34,000 members from over 180 countries and is averaging over 300,000 hits a month. Please help us to continue to grow. As the world's largest network for peace and development, we have many initiatives to scale up and increase our impact.  There are several ways you can help PCDN…


Added by Craig Zelizer on March 1, 2015 at 9:39pm — 2 Comments

Transformative Mediation Conference in the Netherlands in June

If you can make it to the Netherlands in June, you should.  Among other reasons, you can attend a major conference on transformative mediation that will include Joe Folger, co-author of The Promise of Mediation. Read more about the conference here.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on March 1, 2015 at 9:18pm — No Comments

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 — 14 Comments

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