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A teacher gives her students the assignment of reading Beowolf. Some of the young people immediately groan in disappointment at the idea of having to read yet another long, boring piece of literature that has no significance to their lives. The teacher puts her foot down and explains that the book is required reading and that because she is trying to follow the state standards they have no choice but to read the book. She then raises her voice and tells…


Added by Steve Poynter on July 27, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments




I just returned from attending the Arkansas Safe Schools Conference in Little Rock.  According to The Arkansas Safe Schools Association, they are "dedicated to protecting our children and helping our schools maintain a safe and orderly climate, thereby creating a positive learning environment."   


FYI:  Arkansas is one of about twenty or so states in the nation that still allow paddling with a board.  Unless you're brain dead, you must realize that…


Added by Steve Poynter on July 27, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Cultural Bridges in Germany

Call for Applications



  • What is meant by 'multiculturalism'

  • How has this concept impacted upon German society?

  • How is this political concept applied in other European states?…


Added by ICD Press on July 27, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments

A World Without Walls

Call for Applications



Is diplomacy a viable tool of statecraft in the Mediterranean?

What is the role of religion in shaping the relations between Mediterranean countries?

What potential actors and opportunities can be identified as stakeholders of peace in the Mediterranean…


Added by ICD Press on July 27, 2011 at 9:11am — No Comments

Cultural Diplomacy in East Asia

Call for Applications



  • Is China a partner or rival to the EU?

  • How much of an impact has Chinese culture had on the world?

  • What are the domestic and regional challenges to China's rise?…


Added by ICD Press on July 27, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments

Art as a Form of Cultural Diplomacy

- Call for Applications -

ICD Summer Conference & Young Leaders Forum

(London- August 2011)


  • Does cultural identity divide more than it bridges people?
  • Is there a European Identity emerging?
  • Is Globalization a synonym for…

Added by ICD Press on July 27, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments


It is a sad thing indeed that while we all clamor for peace through diplomacy, dialogue, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), reconciliation and all we must never forget that war is inevitable an for peace to reign there must be war. one begins to wonder why the do we need diplomacy? Is it just to maintain friendly economic and social ties or for peace to also reign. Taking a critical look at the peace treaty of Westphalia 1648 also known as the Westphalia World Order It was agreed at the…


Added by Okwaraogoma Uju Silver on July 27, 2011 at 4:41am — No Comments

Power in India

Lately, India's been in the news for a lot of conflict-related activity. First, the Union Minister made a blooper by calling homosexuality a disease-- that too, in front of UN members gathered for a conference on HIV/ AIDS and health issues.

Telangana is also a concern, with separatist movement gaining ground in the region of Andra Pradesh.

Then, terrorist…


Added by sowmya ayyar on July 27, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

La Guinée dans la route de Paix et Développement

Naturellement, c’est très important qu’on voyage de temps en temps, spécialement pour faire des choses utiles pour la société. Après une semaine de recherche à Conakry, la Guinée, j’ai rentré au Nigéria pour continuer la vie d’un chercheur. La vérité est que c’est n’est pas très facile de trouver quelque chose. L’expérience en Guinée c’est malheureusement incroyable parce-que c’est un pays qui a beaucoup de ressources naturel. Un étudiant m’a dit a Conakry qu’ »il n’y a rien en Guinée», et… Continue

Added by Egwuatu U ONYEJELEM on July 27, 2011 at 1:25am — 2 Comments

Would you like to connect?

Would you like to connect with people from different parts of the world who live or work with communities? Constellation an international non profit organisation is facilitating Community Action day to stimulate and strengthen local community response. Community could mean one's family, organisation or neighbourhood. You could chose any day in the week of 12th to 18th September 2011 for community action Day.

During the Community Action Day you and your community are invited to…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on July 26, 2011 at 11:35pm — 3 Comments

9/11 Families Express Our Deepest Sympathy to Families in Norway

To the Families of Norway, the families of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows send deepest sympathy. We join with people the world over who intimately feel the pain of the inestimable losses thrust upon you by the force of killing hatred. That one person, or three or five, would choose the path of killing his brothers and sisters, is the terrible story of the ages. We understand too well the depth of the…


Added by Sept11Families4PeacefulTomorrows on July 26, 2011 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Center for Women’s Global Leadership Employment Opportunity - Program Coordinator, Rutgers, NJ

kindly find the pdf call for submissions at Employment%20Package.pdf


July 26, 2011

Center for Women’s Global Leadership

Visit for information.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ USA

- Employment…


Added by zoneziwoh on July 26, 2011 at 7:29pm — 1 Comment

Delights of the Green Isle

Hello readers! I returned from Ireland in the beginning of July and have been bursting with stories to tell. Here are a few highlights of the wonderful people I was able to connect with in Ireland, all due to this amazing tool we call the internet.

Alessandra Pigni, Founder of Mindfulness for NGOs…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on July 26, 2011 at 11:54am — 4 Comments

Africa On The Brink...

Perhaps no continent is more perplexing than Africa. It’s home to many of the world’s most precious natural resources as well as a majority of the worst dictators, despots, and failed states on the planet. Yet, for all the doom and gloom wrought on the continent, there is much positive that’s happening: South Sudan is now an independent nation; South Africa recently joined the B.R.I.C.S. a group of emerging developing nations; and many countries, notably China, India, UAE, are making…


Added by Eric Ham on July 26, 2011 at 10:04am — 6 Comments

Whats Happening in Conflict Resolution 07.26.11

How To Be An Expert Facilitator

John Spence shares some great insight from his 15+ years of being a facilitator.

The list includes:

  1. The number one goal as a facilitator is to have a clear map for where you’re trying to get to by the end of the event.
  2. To be a… Guide on the…

Added by Jeff Thompson on July 26, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

White far-right extremism – A sudden volcanic erruption in Norway

What happened in Norway still shook me to the core. Still not able understand WHY?

This is becoming a common tendency of delinquent youths (?) mostly in developed countries. I have been studying about Anders (Anders Behring Breivik) from last 3 days and following up on the issue.

Is this really an act to check multi-culturalism in Norway or to free Europe from immigrants by 2083 or to protect Christianity?

He posted his online 1,516-page manifesto titled, "2083… Continue

Added by Ractim Goswami on July 26, 2011 at 1:14am — No Comments

How To Be An Expert Facilitator

I found this article from Dan Rockwell, the @LeadershipFreak on twitter.


John Spence shares some great insight from his 15+ years of being a facilitator.


The list includes:

  1. The number one goal as a facilitator is to have a clear map for where…

Added by Jeff Thompson on July 25, 2011 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Israel: This sick glee in the face of a terrorist attack

Many Israelis find “educational” value in horrifying attacks, as long as they happen to others…

Following the terrorist attack in Norway, before the Israeli media had to reluctantly admit it was actually carried out by a Norwegian neo-Nazi, the media, aside from Haaretz, kept its readers in the dark about the killers’ pro-Israeli agenda, the comment section on the internet sites was filled not with expressions of horror and sadness, but with virulent attacks on Muslims…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on July 25, 2011 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Más allá de la Mediación Educativa y la convivencia escolar

Por Daniel Martínez Zampa.

Publicado en :

A diario vemos cómo los conflictos que se dan en los diferentes ámbitos - el educativo no es la excepción- se complejizan cada vez más. Hechos de agresiones, violencia, adicciones. El… Continue

Added by DANIEL MARTINEZ ZAMPA on July 25, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments

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