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FIFA’s Blatter unwittingly pinpoints soccer governance’s prime issues

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…


Added by James M Dorsey on July 5, 2015 at 7:26am — No Comments

Egyptian soccer player criticizes Sisi in reflection of mounting discontent

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…


Added by James M Dorsey on July 4, 2015 at 12:41am — No Comments

JustPeace - Journal Submissions for Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Artists


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…


Added by Betty Stoneman on July 3, 2015 at 7:23pm — No 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 July 3, 2015 at 7:20pm — 56 Comments

Pitfalls of Turkish-Chinese relations in a microcosm

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…


Added by James M Dorsey on July 3, 2015 at 12:36am — No Comments

PCDN Guide to Shared Spaces, Co-Working, and Local International Development Networks

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. …


Added by Doug Vilsack on July 2, 2015 at 7:23am — 3 Comments

Piercing Face and Body by Hundreds of Iron Balls: Pellet Guns In Jammu and Kashmir Violating Human Rights

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…


Added by Ravi Nitesh on July 2, 2015 at 2:42am — No Comments

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 — 2 Comments

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

How many times…?


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

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