March 2011 Blog Posts (180)

New Publication on Negotiating Ceasefires

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (the HD Centre) is pleased to announced the release of a new publication: Negotiating Ceasefires


Mediators are faced with many dilemmas when helping to negotiate ceasefires. These range from dealing with the differing interests of the parties to the…


Added by Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue on March 24, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

10 PhD positions and 2 post doctoral positions in conflict research offered by TAMNEAC

A recently established project called the 'Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict' (TAMNEAC) is offering several PhD positions and two post-doctoral positions for researchers who are interested in being trained in the economic analysis of conflict.


The overall objective of TAMNEAC is to train a young generation of professionals and researchers in tackling the challenges associated with mass violent conflict in developing countries. This training…


Added by John Spall on March 24, 2011 at 9:52am — 5 Comments

10 things to learn from japan


Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.


Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.


The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn't fall.


People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.


No looting in shops. No honking and no…


Added by Yves-Renee Jennings on March 24, 2011 at 9:41am — 1 Comment


By: Mary Kadi Manoah*


The current events in the Ivory Coast have certainly captured some attention. As soon as we are faced with the words ‘colonialism’ the words we associate with it pop up again all in negatives well

most…….’oppression, manipulation, exploitation to…


Added by MasterPeace on March 24, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

Kurdish call for civil disobedience

Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) leader Selahatin Demirtaş made an announcement, calling on Turkey's Kurdish population to stage acts of civil disobedience.

Speaking in a press conference he jointly held with Democratic Society Congress (DTK) leader Ahmet Türk, Demirtaş said the DTK, an organization established by former members of the now-defunct Democratic Society Party (DTP), the BDP's predecessor, had decided to stage acts of civil disobedience.

Demirtaş said the…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on March 24, 2011 at 5:57am — No Comments

Invest in peace: Support the USIP

Logo.jpg USIP logo …

Added by Linda Stamato on March 23, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Consider a Master of Arts degree program in Coexistence and Conflict


The Heller School announces the new Shared Societies Scholarship  for the Master of Arts in Coexistence and Conflict. The scholarship will be awarded to an early to mid-career professional living in the Arab world whose work focuses on religious, ethnic and cultural coexistence. The competition is open to nationals of the following territories: Kuwait, Iraq, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahran, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Somalia, Lebanon, Syria,…


Added by Anne Gudaitis on March 23, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

In the Memoriam

In the Memoriam

Rachel Corrie (1979- 2003) An American hero

She was an American citizen with a Palestinian blood

Today 16, March 2011, marks the 8th anniversary of the tragedy killing of Ms, Rachel Corrie , she killed by Israeli caterpillar D9 bulldozer, she killed while she defining a Palestinian home from demolition in Rafah , Gaza strip in March 2003. According to other activists how were with her, Rachel Climbed up on the Bulldozer to talk with Israeli operator and she was… Continue

Added by Omar Mohameed on March 23, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Libya - junior advisers, legal, political

We are looking for junior advisers on Libya, in relation to work for a hi-profile client/s involved in the conflict there.


Human Rights Law stduent/new graduate also helpful, possible case v EU &/ UN.


Knowledge of EU & UN Assets & Travel Ban listing regs helpful.


Paid work, success fee based.


Galway & Jackson (Conflict Management) Associates…


Added by Johnnie Special One Jackson on March 23, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

Seventh Human Rights Meeting: Solutions to the Forced Displacement of People in a Global World. 31st March and 1st April 2011 - San Sebastián, Spain

7Th Human Rights Meeting

Solutions to the Forced Displacement of People in a Global World.

31st March and 1st April 2011, Donostia-San Sebastián


Forced population movements have become a generalized phenomenon in the current international context. The alarming number of displaced people has turned this phenomenon into not only a humanitarian problem but also a problem of security and development.

The purpose of…


Added by Carolina de Leon on March 23, 2011 at 5:51am — No Comments

East Jerusalem: “Colonialism,” “apartheid” and “ethnic cleansing”

An independent United Nations expert raised the alarm on what he called the “intensifying” deterioration of human rights in East Jerusalem, including the forced eviction of Palestinians from their homes and continued Israeli settlement expansion.

“The continued pattern of settlement expansion in East Jerusalem combined with forcible eviction of long residing Palestinians are creating an intolerable situation that can only be described, in its cumulative impact, as a form of ethnic…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on March 23, 2011 at 1:39am — No Comments



  • 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies; approximately one in eight people.
  • 3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease.
  • The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.…

Added by MasterPeace on March 22, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

Wars Cannot Be Both Planned and Avoided

Congress held an emergency meeting to defund NPR, and then did nothing as the President spent vastly more money on bombing Libya.  President Obama didn't have to ask for the funding, because the Pentagon had enough lying around for just such an occasion.

A fundamental lie that keeps war going is the idea that we avoid war by preparing for it. "Speak softly and carry a big stick," said Theodore Roosevelt, who favored building a big military just in case, but of course not actually using… Continue

Added by David Swanson on March 22, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments

Whats Happening In Conflict Resolution 03.22.11

 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Task Force on Improving Mediation... 

The Task Force focused on the use of mediation in civil disputes of all kinds, including commercial, employment and personal injury cases.…

Added by Jeff Thompson on March 22, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments


Since the last gun went silent in the outskirt of Gulu Town in Northern Uganda, the inhabitants have moved very fast to seize and protect the fragile peace that had eluded the region for more than two decades. To know the true taste of peace, a friend once told me, ‘you need to emerge from a protracted war’. The northern Uganda war was one of the richest in terms of evils that come with conflict. In the middle of the war, I had a firsthand experience of what it means to live in a war zone. Gulu… Continue

Added by Otto Denis Rugumayo. on March 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Peace Direct is looking for a Chief Executive for Peace Direct in the US

Why Peace Direct?

Peace Direct finds and funds outstanding local peace entrepreneurs, and promotes their work in the media and to people in power. Our vision is of a world where local people lead the peaceful resolution of their own conflicts.


Peace Direct is a UK based not-for-profit that supports locally led peacebuilding in conflict areas (see below for more information on Peace Direct.) Peace Direct has set up affiliates… Continue

Added by Joel Gabri on March 22, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

MiReKoc Call for Post-Graduate Student Research Grant Competition

For more information, please visit:

For inquiries, please e-mail Aysem Biriz Karacay:


General Information about MiReKoc Post-Graduate Student Research Grant Competition


MiReKoc makes an annual Call for Post-Graduate Student Research Grant Competition…


Added by Deniz Sert on March 22, 2011 at 5:37am — No Comments

Peace movement needs peace education

After attending a recent peace rally in San Diego to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, I left with one strong impression: we in the peace movement need to better align ourselves with the principles of peace if we are going to be effective in our intentions to end all wars and create a peaceful and just society. As a peace educator who considers herself to be part of this movement, I believe that peace education could help us to achieve this alignment, promote greater…


Added by Stephanie Knox Cubbon on March 21, 2011 at 10:26pm — 17 Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Too many expatriate workers are helping to build the Libyan economy and society to bring it closer to modernity. They comprise over 1/3 of the Libyan population of 6 Million+, and they include thousands of my fellow Filipinos. With the conflict between pro and anti-Kadhafy forces escalating, expats were so badly displaced along the way.


I hope I could have been interviewed by Kadhafy himself before the turmoil started. For…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 21, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments

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