(Cross-posted from TechChange Blog)
The revolutions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa have captured the collective attention of the world, and with good reason: the images of millions mobilized in Cairo, the thousands protesting under threat of gunfire in Syria and Bahrain, and the…Continue
Added by TechChange on June 22, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments
Since Paul Collier began to work on the economic correlates of conflict a lot of attention has been focused on extractive industries. A fair amount of attention has been focused on mining and its relationship to violent conflict. Conflict diamonds, conflict focusing on the mining and trade in minerals such as tantalum in the DRC, and the impact of large mining projects such as the Panguna mine in Bougainville. I think there’s a good case to be made that mining done irresponsibly or badly…Continue
Why would anyone voluntarily agree to spend 11 days with a bunch of teenagers?
If you believe the stereotypes about these alleged slackers—lazy, self centered, video heads, drugged out, dispassionate—then this prospect must seem like 11 days in purgatory.
Fortunately, the popular “wisdom” was wrong. The energy, compassion, intelligence, and camaraderie of these teens have given me renewed hope for the future.
I was a volunteer group leader for…Continue
Added by Steven L. Youngblood on June 22, 2011 at 9:02am — No Comments
LOIN EMPOWERMENT: CHURCH CRANKY POLITICAL DISCOURSE
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Religious fundamentalism is among the mega-waves of the moment. Secularism, which was a 19th century wave yet, had reached its full circle around the 3rd quarter of the 20th century.
From 1980 onwards, with the advent of Islam Fundamentalism and Religious Right (Christian Right, Hindu Right), secularism has been taking the backseat…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 21, 2011 at 6:28pm — No Comments
This Week in Conflict is now being divided up!
Here is the new schedule:
This Week in the World of Conflict – posted on Mondays
This Week in African Conflict- posted on Tuesdays
This Week in Asian Conflict – posted on Wednesdays (includes Oceania and Australia)
This Week in Conflict in the Americas – posted on Thursdays
This Week in Middle…Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on June 21, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments
The 2011 Elections has come and gone.
Congratulations to Nigerians
Prince Goddy Korieocha peace Ambassador of Noah’s Ark international peace project . The dream of having a free, fair, credible and peaceful elections has come to pass. Local and international observers have agreed that this is the best election in the history of Nigeria . Nigerians must be very grateful to the INEC chairman prof.Attahiru Jega ,the national commissioners of INEC staff…Continue
Added by Prince Godwin Korieocha on June 21, 2011 at 11:35am — No Comments
Imo state need SECURITY for Peace- Cooperation- Development.
Prince Goddy Korieocha (Africa peace Ambassador)Noah’s international peace project And the Coordinator Imo State Rebirth movement .
we want to use opportunity to congratulate His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha OON the Governor of Imo State. Equally asking him to take is issue of security for Ndi Imo as the number one project. This is very essential in the state, your administration will…Continue
Added by Prince Godwin Korieocha on June 21, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments
Mexico Documentation Project Internship Opening - The National Security Archive
The National Security Archive* is seeking an intern to work on the Mexico Documentation Project for the fall 2011 semester in Washington, DC. The internship entails preparing the set of Mexico documents for publication. The set contains declassified U.S. government and Mexican government documents about human rights and democracy building in Mexico. (To see an example of a published…Continue
Added by Emily Willard on June 21, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
As dark clouds of smoke billowed out to sea, a blazing red sun set to end a day of street battles with no telling what was to come. On 28 January in Alexandria almost every police station in the city was on fire, state security trucks were upside down and ablaze and every uniformed element of the Interior Ministry had disappeared. The atmosphere was rich with a sense of triumph and an equal, if not overpowering, feeling of dread.
But Alexandrians mobilized immediately. Come nightfall…Continue
Hello all! Hope all is well!
Since the This Week in Conflict report has gotten so incredibly long in recent weeks, I thought it might be easier to digest as 6 shorter reports highlighting the different regions on separate days. The World report, which will highlight different news at international organizations, human rights research and other aspects of peace and conflict that affect global situations, will be posted each Monday. The Africa…Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on June 20, 2011 at 6:52pm — No Comments
A Palestinian art academy has put on display a $7 million Pablo Picasso masterpiece, the first of its kind in the West Bank.
Picasso's 1943 "Buste de Femme" is on loan from the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Holland. Organizers said they had to overcome a lack of reliable transport and several Israeli checkpoints along the way.
The art director of the Palestinian academy, Khalid Horani, said it took two years to arrange the loan. He said the painting's journey was "a story full…Continue
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on June 20, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments
The PBS NewsHour will broadcast a story tonight, June 20, 2011, on Afghan women’s leadership in the country’s peace and reconciliation process. As the United States starts transitioning out of Afghanistan, there is an increasingly urgent need to find a political solution to the conflict.
Added by Inclusive Security on June 20, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments
Some of students, colleagues, and I have been discussing the issue of sport as both a lens for understanding conflict and as a tool for peacebuilding in a course in Sport, Peace, and Conflict I'm teaching this summer in Conflict & Peace Studies at UNCG and a presentation I gave at the…Continue
Added by Sherrill Hayes on June 20, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The U.S. Conference of Mayors has just done something it hasn't done since Vietnam, passing a resolution that supports efforts to speed up the ending of our current wars and calls on the President and Congress to "bring these war dollars home to meet vital human needs."
Here's a page that organized this: http://www.wardollarshome.org
Activist groups are already…Continue
Added by David Swanson on June 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Change means different things to different people. To Ben, it means growth. Growth, he says:’ I believe that if I do not grow, I have not changed’.
‘Don’t resist change’. Said Ben to Me
It is true that each day people experience change but how many times have…Continue
Added by zoneziwoh on June 20, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place in less than one month (11-16 July). Few places are still available for academics, PhD students and highly qualified practitioners.
The programme will focus on human rights and cosmopolitanism with analysis of legal, political and philosophical aspects of globalisation and global governance. The lectures will be delivered by distinguished professors including Abdullahi A. An-Na'im, David Held, Yasuaki Onuma, Boaventura de…Continue
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Students from around the world can now apply to enter the inaugural class of Southeast Asia’s first virtual Master’s program on disability and public policy. The Master’s of International Affairs in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP), offered by the School of International Service at American University, is the centerpiece program of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN Region. The IDPP is a collaborative effort of…Continue