By James M. Dorsey
Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter unwittingly put his finger on two fundamental issues that underlie a corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer governance, the worst crisis in the sport’s history: the fiction that sports and politics are separate and hypocrisy that distorts legitimate debate about Qatar’s successful but controversial World Cup bid.
Speaking to German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag, Mr. Blatter asserted that the…Continue
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By James M. Dorsey
Criticism this week by soccer player Ahmed al-Merghani of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s hard-handed repression of dissent and failure to defeat a mushrooming insurgency in the Sinai peninsula signals mounting discontent in Egypt.
Mr. Al-Merghani’s comments on his Facebook page are indicative because they suggested the degree to which Mr. Al Sisi’s cult-like popularity has diminished barely two years after he toppled elected president…Continue
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Utah Valley University
A Journal of Creativity and Multivocality
Information About Us
JustPeace: A Journal of Creativity and Multivocality is an online journal published by…Continue
Added by Betty Stoneman on July 3, 2015 at 7:23pm — No Comments
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…Continue
By James M. Dorsey
Turkish soccer player Alpaslan Ozturk’s decision to risk fame and wealth by expressing support for the embattled Turkic Uighur minority in Xinjiang reflects pressures in China’s ties to Turkey, its most complex relationship in the Muslim world and a key node on the Silk Road that Beijing hopes to revive with massive investment in infrastructure across the Eurasian land mass.
In Mr. Ozturk’s case, two Chinese clubs could simply penalize the…Continue
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By Doug Vilsack, Executive Director, Posner Center for International Development (Colorado)
Shared Space 101
The shared space movement has taken off over the past decade. …Continue
Published: Oxford Human Rights Hub (faculty of law, University of Oxford)
Kashmir Times, 2 July 2015
Ravi Nitesh 22nd June 2015 OXHRH Criminal Justice
It has become a trend in law enforcement that for every problem, there is a single solution: the use of force. This trend extends to Jammu and Kashmir (India), where state authorities are using force as a form of crowd control, arming themselves with lethal and non-lethal weapons and inflicting series injuries on…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during June, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by…Continue
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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
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
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…Continue
Added by Craig Zelizer on June 30, 2015 at 4:50pm — No Comments
(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…Continue
Added by Carmen Mezzera, APSIA on June 30, 2015 at 2:58pm — No Comments
(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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by James M Dorsey on June 29, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments
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.
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This post originally appeared on how-matters.org.
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,…Continue