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- Bullying Prevention Program a Big Hit!

Peace, Ask Academy is blasting into 2011 with two new programs: B.P.P. or Bullying Prevention Program, and S.I.P. or Success Is Personal. We just recently partnered with Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, providing 2 Assemblies at John Gill Elementary School in Redwood City. The school had recently been experiencing cases of teasing and hitting, and made the smart decision of contacting Russell Brunson, the Director of School Programs at P.C.R.C. After a one hour consultation, Ask Academy… Continue

Added by Shakeel Ali on January 11, 2011 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Solutions for the Benefit of All

A critical step in the mediation process is to explore options and find solutions to the conflict or dispute. The possible solutions depend on how the mediator and the participants approach this step of the process.  Further, I have noticed that there are parallels between the solution seeking approaches in mediation…


Added by Gillian Saxby on January 11, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Become a Soliya Facilitator Now!

Soliya, a non-profit organization using a custom-made web-conferencing application to facilitate dialogue between students from diverse backgrounds across the globe, is now recruiting skilled volunteers to facilitate its Connect Program for the Fall 2011 semester!…


Added by Deena Ramadan on January 11, 2011 at 11:18am — 8 Comments

NGOs and Grassroots Movements: Partners or Rivals?

In an opinion piece looking at the media and peace building in 2010 and prospects for 2011, Sheldon Himelfarb, Associate Vice-President at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), noticed some interesting developments, especially in the area of how new online tools can empower individuals. In a sense, this has been precisely what…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on January 11, 2011 at 7:00am — 16 Comments

Small is Beautiful…Grants, That Is (Part 1)

Larger-scale support of local initiatives, grassroots leadership and small, often “informal” movements is a key reform needed in the international development aid sector. I shared this view in a post entitled, “What’s missing from the DIY aid debate? Overlooking the Capacity of Local Organizations” and in a… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 10, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

USIP Course: Strengthening Capacity by Training, Mentoring, and Advising



The U.S. Insitute of Peace has many exciting courses coming up. The Strengthening Capacity course is looking for participants/practitioners that often work in the field and want to sharpen their skills and knowledge about how to transfer or develop capacity in post-conflict or conflict environments. The course runs from February 7-11, 2011…


Added by Vedrana Durakovic on January 10, 2011 at 2:48pm — 3 Comments

AARP Video on Boomers' Perceptions- John Aaron

AARP funded this short video of me about my perceptions of the Boomer generation.

The Indigo Project Media in LA shot the footage. Michelle Cassel was the cinematographer.

It includes some footage about CHALK4PEACE. Below is the link to the video.

It's about a minute long.

Hope your 2011 has started off just the way you wish it to be!

John Aaron


AARP link on Boomer's perceptions-…


Added by John Aaron on January 10, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Sudan Briefing: 10 January 2011

As South Sudan votes on independence, Insight on Conflict will be producing a weekly round-up of the news. To subscribe to receive the updates via email, please contact or visit … Continue

Added by Joel Gabri on January 10, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

Podcast Series #14- Conflict Coaching With Cinnie Noble

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Episode #14

Conflict Coaching With Cinnie Noble




Join host Jeff Thompson and internationally known conflict coach and trainer…


Added by Jeff Thompson on January 10, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

CfP: The role of local actors in post-conflict democratization

7THCEU Conference in Social Sciences, “What Follows after the Crisis?Approaches to Global Transformations”, Central European University,Budapest, May 27-29, 2011




Added by Dane Taleski on January 10, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Women are making themselves felt more and more in the field of state governance these days. It surely pays to reflect on the increasing ascent of women in this field of endeavor.


In my own country PH, women have since expanded their presence in the top management of state and business bureaucracies. Latest count by the…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 10, 2011 at 2:34am — No Comments

Man And Religion

Man And Religion

February 16, 2009

By Rashad Javed


Conflicts between religions are one of major problems in this world.  Religion is the one of the biggest obstaclesto obtaining global peace.  I don’t wantto hurt anybody’s feelings or insult their beliefs.  Although I claim to be a Christian, I am far from a…


Added by Rashad on January 9, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

This week in conflict... January 1st-7th, 2011.

Hello all! Hope everything is well with you!

As always, just a reminder that if you have any information about conflicts (or efforts towards peace) happening each week, I would love your feedback and inclusions. As the weekly conflict update is done on a volunteer basis, I cannot independently verify all reported stories. Therefore my scope is limited to what is found in outside news sources. If you disagree with any of the information provided, or have any stories to…


Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 8, 2011 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Global Truce Anonymous

You may join Global Truce Anonymous by going to or you may declare your membership after reading the Global Truce Anonymous Format and determining if you think this is a fellowship for you.

Please feel free to download a copy of a suggested format for Global Truce Anonymous. We may spread this fellowship far and wide to reach all people.  The goal is to…


Added by Michelle Lee Rosenthal, LMSW on January 8, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

peace and collaborative development network

njoh norbert kedze,

       Hi Dr Craig,accept regards from Cameroon.i wish to appreciate your indelible efforts of directing youths of the World on conflict issues.your organisation is wonder and us we believe will benefit as well as we shall give in our own contributions.keep up.

Added by Norbert Kedze Njoh on January 8, 2011 at 6:46am — No Comments

ICRD Monthly Update - December 21, 2010

Pakistan’s Madrasa Board Calls for Teacher Certification

Last month’s Update reported on the ICRD-sponsored trip to Egypt and Turkey by Pakistan’s National Madrasa Oversight Board (ITMP).  As a result of this trip, the Board called for comprehensive training for all madrasa teachers that will lead to their eventual certification. To launch this national initiative, the ITMP selected for its initial pilot training effort 30 top madrasa faculty (six from each of the five…


Added by Int Ctr for Religion & Diplomacy on January 7, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mass Graves in Turkey: The Missing People

The graves of hundreds ofmissing people in Bitlis are waiting to be unearthed, the Human RightsAssociation, or İHD, has claimed following the excavation of a mass grave inthe southeastern province earlier this week.

Relatives of the missingpeople are aware of the graves’ locations and more will be opened soon, BitlisİHD branch head Hasan Ceylan told the Hürriyet Daily News &…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on January 7, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Is peace a possibility for Cote D'Ivoire in 2011? Part 2

In the previous post I spoke about some of the underlying tensions and the general situation over the past few weeks in Cote D’Ivoire. In this post, I will discuss some of the “solutions” being proposed, the likelihood of their usage and the effect I believe they will have on the population.


The international community was quick…


Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 7, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Insight on Conflict Newsletter - January 2011

A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. To receive the email newsletter each month, please email

Contested Inclusions: Pitfalls of NGO Peace-Building Activities in Liberia

"Contested Inclusions" , by Veronika Fuest, explores… Continue

Added by Joel Gabri on January 7, 2011 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

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