May 2012 Blog Posts (140)

Institute of Medicine 'violence as a contagion' workshop by Josh Gryniewicz

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict.

If science were sacred the Keck Center in Washington DC would be among its most noted cathedrals. The lobby in limestone and granite is dominated by a three-wall bronze engraving representing the origins and evolution of scientific inquiry. Phenomena and achievement from the microscopic…


Added by Joel Gabri on May 24, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Guide to Training Programs in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields—USIP Supplemental

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a publicly funded institution chartered to "provide the widest possible range of education and training, basic and applied research opportunities, and peace information services on the means to promote international peace and the resolution of conflicts among the nations and peoples of the world without recourse to violence.” USIP’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding provides practitioner-oriented education,…


Added by Nathaniel Wilson on May 23, 2012 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Images in the City and the Illusion of Governance

Every day on my way to work I pass by a large poster of Afghanistan President, Mohamed Karzai.  Holding a child, pasted high above the heads of pedestrian traffic and adjacent to the Ministry of Education, the leader of the country composes himself as the father of us all.  There are many images like…

Added by Mitchell Sipus on May 23, 2012 at 5:14am — No Comments

For a cultural shift..

"Our political climate is clouded by mistrust, confusion , hatred ,hostility ,discouragement , hopelessness and intolerance! ( so is the case with other areas too!) Naturally what we need is trust, clarity,love and connection with fellow beings ,appreciation and acknowledgement and a rewarding attitude to life or hope.When these needs are unmet, we resort to other strategies of fulfilling it. This is more prevalent in politics now, as we see.( Past is also not exempted!) These needs (…


Added by George PS on May 23, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Site Visits: The Feedback You’ve Never Heard

Four leaders from African organizations sat down to give us their frank feedback about site visits from funders a few years ago. I recently ran across my notes from the discussion, and because they offered such good reminders, I am sharing them here. Organization founders from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Lesotho offer the following important, though too-often-unheard insights from a local group’s perspective.

(Pssst, pay attention, donors and aid workers. This is what your…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 22, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

SOMJA concerns about the casualties of Somali Journalists in the war zone

The Somali Online Media and Journalists Association (SOMJA) worries about the casualties of Somali Journalists that comes to them, when they are covering the fierce clashes between Al-Qaida alliances and Transitional Federal Government of Somalia TFG, which was backed by the African Union troops…


Added by Mohamed Ali Abdi (Royter) on May 22, 2012 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Why Even Failed Activism Succeeds

I enjoy reading histories of past activism, including memoirs by long-time activists, such as Lawrence Wittner's new book, Working for Peace and Justice.

Almost every such account includes belated discoveries of the extent to which a government has been spying on and infiltrating activist groups.

And almost every such account includes belated discoveries of the extent to which…


Added by David Swanson on May 22, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

The cruel treatment to Kairi Shepherd-An Indian adopted by an American

It's a heart-breaking  story of an Indian  innocent girl Kairi Shepherd  who was adopted by an American woman 30 years ago and  now America wants to dump back the girl to India, claiming her papers for US citizenship are not proper in place and USA rules of law does not allow her to live here.Therefore  Kairi faces deportation to India, a country she left when she was 3 months old.
Kairi was adopted  30 year back from an orphange in Kolkata by the American woman . The…

Added by ANJAN KUMAR SAMAL on May 22, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Victory Day in Yaroslavl, or How a Country Commemorates War

Meghan Johnson

Russia/United States

The war still casts an enormous shadow on the country. How could it not? As many as 20 million lives were lost.
Twenty million people. That was
14% of the…


Added by Caroline Anderson on May 22, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Reflecting on Peacebuilding Evaluation Interview Series: Rob Ricigliano

Cross posted from the Learning Portal for DM&E for Peacebuilding

Dear Colleagues,

When we talk about the current state of DM&E in the peacebuilding field, we often lament the fact that we do not have…


Added by Jonathan White on May 22, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Theories of Change in Peacebuilding Project Design

Cross posted from the Learning Portal for DM&E for Peacebuilding

One of the more recent developments in peacebuilding DM&E has been the increasing emphasis on developing explicit theories of change as part of project or program design. In our upcoming interview with the Senior Technical Advisor for Justice & Peace at Catholic Relief Services, Tom Bamat suggests that the…


Added by Jonathan White on May 22, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Searching for peace in Iraq: a research project by Benoite Martin

This post was originally published on Insight on Conflict

In March 2012, Nova-Social Innovation and the Department for Peace Operations (DPO) of Patrir, released the result of a 2-year research project  …


Added by Joel Gabri on May 22, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

Technology for Conflict Prevention at UNDP

On May 7 I was invited to give a talk as part of a brown bag lunch panel hosted by the UNDP's Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Response (BCPR).  This panel also included input from senior staff from BCPR and the E-governance team in the UNDP's governance policy shop.  We expected 20-30 participants from within the UNDP; what we got…


Added by TechChange on May 21, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Noam Chomsky speaking on "Israel/Palestine: Concrete Solutions Toward Peace"

For the 4th consecutive year, the Conflict and Peace Studies Program (CPS) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) is delighted to announce the annual speaker series will host yet another engaging evening of spirited intellectual dialogue. 

Over the past 4 years, the CPS Program at the UNCG has offered penetrating talks, lectures, and dialogue from some of the greatest minds in Peace Studies worldwide. Some of the past speakers have included…


Added by Sherrill Hayes on May 21, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments

An innovative initiative-JBA(Jagruk Bhavishya ki Aor) i.e.-Towards the secured future of children


A Campaign to enhance the safety of our Children 

through a TV QUIZ SHOW


Our OBJECTIVE through the JBA Campaign is:

(1) To help Children tackle lifestyle pressures responsibly 

through the questions in this questionnaire which will 

create a platform for discussion at home.

(2) To provide Children a platform to communicate with 

their parents.

(3) To help Children understand the…


Added by ANJAN KUMAR SAMAL on May 20, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Neostasi - 2012

Added by Jan Theuninck on May 20, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

Write a book in 4 hours with 20 grassroots organizations?—How!?!

Lucia Hass knows how! She shares her recent experience in Myanmar, which she has graciously agreed to cross-post from her site, beads—passion for facilitation.


With development loosing political interest in developed nations, It has become even more important that stories of grassroots organizations get told and heard. Local…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 20, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Ending the Minset That Gets Us Into War

MAY 20, 2012, MILITARIZED CHICAGO -- Next month in Baltimore they're going to celebrate the War of 1812.  That's what we do with wars.  We say they're the last resort.  We say they're hell.  We say they're for the purpose of eliminating themselves: we fight wars for peace.  Although we never keep peace for wars.  We claim to wage only wars we have been forced into despite all possible effort to find a better way.  And then we celebrate the wars.  We keep the wars going for their own sake…


Added by David Swanson on May 20, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

A Report On Safe Drinking Water & Sanitation

A Report On Safe Drinking Water & Sanitation

Heeals Campaign & Survey Report 2012

Added by HEEALS on May 20, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments

Peace & Security Report - 05/18/2012

IPSI's Peace & Security Report (PSR) is a concise weekly e-publication intended to brief busy students, academics, advocates, and practitioners in the conflict management community on pertinent global news, events, and trends.  Meticulously researched and written by IPSI, the PSR empowers us all to take a step back from our immediate deadlines each Friday and gain a greater understanding of the week's global events.



Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on May 18, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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