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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

Iraqi Youth in TV Reality Show Support Each Other Amid Crisis

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

By Viola Gienger…


Added by Viola Gienger on October 24, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Music Plays Crucial Role in Non-Violent Civic Movements

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

By Viola Gienger…


Added by Viola Gienger on October 24, 2014 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Peace & Security Report 10/24/2014

You are President & CEO of your global life. It's time to be briefed like it: 


Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on October 24, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

Write for TransConflict!

Dear All,…


Added by TransConflict on October 23, 2014 at 5:31pm — No Comments

The Urgent Need for a Global Fund for Reporting

A longer version of the following appeared in The Essential Edge: Whatever Happened to Foreign Reporting?  This article is based on my editorial in Le News, the English-language fortnightly for the Lake Geneva Region in Switzerland of which I am editor. As a long time foreign correspondent covering humanitarian, conflict and media issues, I am deeply concerned by the…


Added by Edward Girardet on October 23, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [10.23.14]

"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].…


Added by Jeff Thompson on October 23, 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 October 23, 2014 at 6:54am — 32 Comments

Terrorism in the Sahel: fighting the enemy within, from within by Oumarou Gado

Oumarou Gado argues that it will be impossible to fight terrorism in the Sahel region without taking harnessing the role of local leaders

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


Added by Insight on Conflict on October 23, 2014 at 6:02am — No Comments

Guide to Organizations Without/Beyond Borders

Over the past four decades, countless organizations have been formed to try and foster advocacy, collective action and bridge building to convene like minded professionals or individuals to work to address specific challenges in sectors ranging from health, education, conflict and others.

The purpose of this resource guide is to provide an overview of…


Added by Craig Zelizer on October 22, 2014 at 9:11pm — 3 Comments

A new venture for girls: Can a development practitioner change the world through business?

I went out with a new friend back in April, for sushi. Just sushi. And it ended up costing me thousands of dollars.

As Melissa Ovard described how they had formed a company to provide products to make girls’ adolescent transitions easier, I was hooked. Her enthusiasm spilled all over our unagi and seawead salad, and I knew I had to be a part of Girl Lux.…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Have you ever attended an unconference? Let me tell you about Opportunity Collaboration

Last week I attended an unconference.  Well. Not really.  My husband was invited and me and my son tagged along.  So far, apart from saying unconference, that's really a common occurrence.  If you are like me, we have been to our fair share of conferences, trainings, conventions, either as a primary attendee, a trainer or as a participant.  So why is this worthy of a blog?

I was just going to soak on sun and sand as a treat to…


Added by Catalina Rojas on October 22, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment



A Novel approach CHC2.pdf

Added by Community Help Community on October 22, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

Just released: Report on Peace and Religion

Is religion the main cause of conflict today? New report answers 5 key questions on the link between peace and religion.

The Institute for Economics and Peace has just released a new report that debunks common myths about the link between religion and peace. Given how much news coverage focuses on religiously motivated violence, we saw it necessary to undertake a global statistical analysis so that we might…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on October 21, 2014 at 7:17pm — 1 Comment

Invitation October 23-27: Syria’s child refugees paint their story on a 1,760foot canvas on the National Mall, DC

“Peace and Hope” 1,760 ft Art Installation Ribbon Cutting on the National Mall: Syria’s child refugees paint their story

From October 23 - 27, a 1,760 foot art installation painted by more than 1,000 Syrian refugee children, entitled “Peace and Hope," will be displayed on the National Mall. The art exhibit is a non-political cultural diplomacy initiative aimed at educating the public about the…

Added by Hazami Barmada on October 21, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Go Orange to send a message of support hope and unity against Bullying October 22nd

Wednesday,October 22, everyone is encouraged to come together and wear to send a message of support,


Added by Shakeel Ali on October 21, 2014 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Identifying Main challenges and Recommendations for addressing Nutrition Needs in Region VI, VII and VIII after Typhoon Haiyan

The Philippines is an archipelago country comprising 7107 islands divided among three island groups (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) located 600 miles off the south-eastern coast of the Asian mainland. These three groups are further divided into 16 administrative regions and autonomous local governments in 78 provinces, 84 cities, 1,525 municipalities and about 42,000 barangays or villages.

The country has an estimated 92.34 million inhabitants with an annual growth rate of 1.90. Half of…


Added by Atta UR Rehman on October 21, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

Bahrain rattled by UK court’s opening of door to investigation of torture allegations

By James M. Dorsey

A failed effort by a public relations company representing Bahrain and a UK law firm acting on behalf of Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the commander of Bahrain's Royal Guard and head of its National Olympic Committee, to micromanage media coverage of this month’s lifting of the prince’s immunity by a British court reflects mounting unease in the island state and international sporting associations. The court decision opens the door to a British police…


Added by James M Dorsey on October 21, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments

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