December 2009 Blog Posts (76)

09 Guest Blogger: Jose Pascal da Rocha

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Please enjoy the following submission as the fifth installment of the 2009 Guest Blogger series. Today's guest blogger is Jose Pascal da Rocha. Honestly, there is too much to say about…

Added by Jeff Thompson on December 21, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

International Mediation News Round Up

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Sudan-"US Not Playing Role of Mediator"

Sudan criticised the renewal of economic sanctions by "mediator" US on Khartoum on Sunday, saying the move ran counter to Washington's role to mediate between north Sudan and the country's semi-autonomous south. "America claims it works as… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on December 21, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

PREGUNTA TODOS LOS MIEMBROS DE Peace and Collaborative Development Network



Added by RAFAEL MEDINA ROSPIGLIOSI on December 20, 2009 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Please sign the Afghan Detainee Petition

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Added by lyn Davignon on December 20, 2009 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Presentation speech by Norwegian Nobel Committee Chairman - Barack Obamda 2009 Noble Peace Winner

Presentation speech by Norwegian Nobel Committee Chairman

By Thorbjørn Jagland

Your Majesties, Mr. President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.

On the 9th of October this year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 was to be awarded to President Barack H. Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has… Continue

Added by Stephen Oola on December 19, 2009 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Participants at historic male peacebuilders training issue collective statement

Dear Colleagues,

Male peacebuilders from around the world recently gathered in the Netherlands to begin a pioneering two-year training of trainers program titled “Overcoming Violence - Exploring Masculinities, Violence and Peace.” One early outcome of the training is a collective statement produced by the participants affirming their commitment to gender-sensitive active non-violence, peacebuilding and gender justice (at… Continue

Added by Steven Botkin on December 18, 2009 at 11:14am — No Comments

Ombuds Indicted

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Texas Youth Commission ombudsman indicted, accused of trying to slip in contraband

AUSTIN – A felony indictment against the newly appointed Texas Youth Commission ombudsman was unsealed Monday, accusing her of possessing a prohibited item in a prison… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on December 18, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Specialised Training Course on “Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Stabilisation - key challenges and responses”

Workshop Name: Specialised Training Course on “Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Stabilisation - key challenges and responses”

Date: Bucharest, 08 – 12 December 2009

Location: National Defence University-Bucharest -Romania

Attendance: Number of attendance were 30 from different European countries (Bosnia ,Macedonia Poland, Krwatia , Hertegovina, Moldova , ....) ,Iraq Jordan and Pakistan and the hosted country Romania ,

Training Agenda :

day 1 (08… Continue

Added by Ala Ali on December 17, 2009 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Proposal to World Press Photo - Peace and Reconciliation Photography

Kyoto, Japan

December 17, 2009

Dear World Press Photo people

It goes without saying that your exhibition this year too was marvellous. That more than 5.000 photographers of 124 nationalities submitted almost 100.000 images testifies to the intensity with which images, not only text, contribute to our awareness, knowledge and compassion for the world.

The proposal I want to put forward here is… Continue

Added by Jan Oberg on December 17, 2009 at 10:49am — 7 Comments

Conflict & Bernie Mayer

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Conflict- it goes without saying we need to understand it in order to help others engage and possible resolve…

Added by Jeff Thompson on December 17, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Zero emission, fair trade cargo ship to Dock at Copenhagen Wednesday!

Ten Thousand Things has just learned that the topsail schooner Tres Hombres will be arriving in Copenhagen during the UNFCCC period - perhaps Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the wind.

Perhaps you have heard of the…

Added by Jennifer Louise Teeter on December 16, 2009 at 12:54am — No Comments

Bike Towns - Helping Health Workers Do Their Job

It was pleasing to read a great example of grassroots America helping out in global development today. Surprisingly it was an article in Bicycling magazine. [ In the Bike Lane December 7th, 2009; "Riding With a Purpose" By Deb Cosgrove - see below ]

I posted a comment saying Americans at the grassroots levels from all around our country can and should involve themselves in people to people development efforts like… Continue

Added by William TARPAI on December 15, 2009 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Conflict Management and Reolution: An Introduction By Ho-won Jeong

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Conflict Management and Resolution provides students with an overview…


Added by S-CAR at GMU on December 15, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Santee Clause Day

The Santee Clause Day in real time is less than a moment away. Respective for many cultures whom celebrate

a holiday in their own customs, required due to old orders, as Co-Founder, Director, on behalf of the Founding Families for A Partnership for Peace (p4p), to encourage all whom are able to enjoy.

Offered, n fond memory of those then and now, whom in placing their lives on the line in provide you, your family, friends, faith, freedom.…


Added by Donna J Bennett on December 15, 2009 at 2:39pm — No Comments

BBC: Radio journalist Valerie Bemeriki convicted for genocide in Rwanda

Passing the news on conviction of journalist Valerie Bemeriki for genocide:

(BBC, December 14th 2009.)

A Rwandan journalist who encouraged Hutus to slaughter Tutsis during the 1994 genocide has been jailed for life.

During her trial Valerie Bemeriki admitted to inciting violence.

In one broadcast attributed to her she told her listeners: "Do not kill those cockroaches with a bullet - cut them to pieces with a machete."

She was one of the… Continue

Added by Jelena Grujic Zindovic on December 15, 2009 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Georgetown M.A. Program in Conflict Resolution Accepting Applications for the 2010-2011 Academic Year

Georgetown University's two-year M.A. program in Conflict Resolution is a multidisciplinary course of study that combines world class research and practice. Core courses are offered in the Government Department, Psychology Department, and the McDonough School of Business. Electives may be taken across graduate programs on campus, including Georgetown's international relations programs, which are ranked #1 in… Continue

Added by Craig Zelizer on December 14, 2009 at 10:22pm — 5 Comments

Cultural sustainability

I am working on a new MA program at Goucher College in Cultural Sustainability. The program develops leaders who use deep research methods to connect with communities inventively to see that what matters most can thrive.

Added by Rory Turner on December 14, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Web 2.0 For Conflict Specialists Archive (check it!)

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Did You Missed the ODR Cyber Week

Web 2.0: Going From Oh? To Know!

Well, You are in luck as the archive has been posted… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on December 14, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject :… Continue

Added by sushil yadav on December 14, 2009 at 8:11am — No Comments

Is free peace research possible anymore? Is TFF?

Reflections on the increasing impossibility of funding peace research that refuses to be intellectual ‘embedding’ in power.

By Jan Oberg


This analysis has come about for four reasons:

1) Over the last couple of decades, it has become virtually impossible to do research that is truly free. This applies particularly to smaller organizations which, if they do obtain money, seldom have the capacity to both conduct the…

Added by Jan Oberg on December 14, 2009 at 12:04am — 4 Comments

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