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Peace movement needs peace education

After attending a recent peace rally in San Diego to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, I left with one strong impression: we in the peace movement need to better align ourselves with the principles of peace if we are going to be effective in our intentions to end all wars and create a peaceful and just society. As a peace educator who considers herself to be part of this movement, I believe that peace education could help us to achieve this alignment, promote greater…


Added by Stephanie Knox Cubbon on March 21, 2011 at 10:26pm — 17 Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Too many expatriate workers are helping to build the Libyan economy and society to bring it closer to modernity. They comprise over 1/3 of the Libyan population of 6 Million+, and they include thousands of my fellow Filipinos. With the conflict between pro and anti-Kadhafy forces escalating, expats were so badly displaced along the way.


I hope I could have been interviewed by Kadhafy himself before the turmoil started. For…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 21, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Libya - contradictions, foolish assumptions & flawed humanism

Here follows a telegram-style short list of contradictions, foolish assumptions and flawed humanism. An equally short conclusion with prediction follows the list. I am presently working on a short piece on what could and should have been done instead of these terrible and counterproductive bombings.


We can’t meet, talk or negotiate with such a guy!

Scores of Western leaders have met him and seen him as an ally the last few…


Added by Jan Oberg on March 21, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments



After years of working in overseas development and seeing many well-intentioned work-life balance policies fall flat, it’s not surprising that many of us became cynical about the prospect of living healthy, balanced lives in the field.

Top-down prescriptions can only go so far to help—it’s up to you to make sure you are getting what you need to stay well. Remember,…


Added by Steve Munroe on March 21, 2011 at 4:20am — No Comments



Special Project: MasterPeace

MasterPeace is creating a movement for peace. Together with its partners worldwide, MasterPeace aims to mobilize citizens of the world and to…


Added by MasterPeace on March 20, 2011 at 12:48pm — 8 Comments

"Libia no es Irak, Obama no es Bush" por José Benito Pérez Sauceda

Paz Ciencia…

Added by Cultura de Paz y No Violencia on March 20, 2011 at 1:24am — No Comments

Two Weeks to go until Applications Close for Deputy Director /Associate Professor Tenured NCPACS Otago U

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Deputy Director (Confirmation Path)


Added by Prof Kevin P Clements on March 18, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


World opinion has been moving closer to approving a full intervention to oust Libya’s mad leader Kadhafy. As to what forms of intervention will be adopted, global leaders are still in the dark as of the moment.


I am not wont to see foreign intervention myself in the internal affairs of any country. This is a matter of respecting the principle of sovereignty, mutual respect, and cooperation among nations.




Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 18, 2011 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Body Language & Nonverbal Communication Tips

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As some of you know, I am currently in Australia doing research and am giving a presentation at Southern Cross University. The link below is an article featuring me and the talk I will be…

Added by Jeff Thompson on March 18, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Peace & Security Report - 03/18/2011

In this week’s PSR: Israel clears landmines; Niger Elections; Somali pirates; Sudan negotiations; Colombia's FARC; Cuba sentencing; Drones in Mexico; Japan crisis; Koreas tensions; Malaysia smuggling; EU nuclear policy; N. African refugees; HRW in Uzbekistan; Bahrain crackdown; Libya ceasefire; Palestine unity talks; Afghan strategy; Maldives security; US contractor in…


Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on March 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

South Sudan and the Challenges of Modern Stathood

Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei


The year 2011 began with remarkable developments for the people of Sudan (both North and South), and this marks an interesting development in Africa. For the North, they have seen the extent of their power and control extensively abrogated, while the Southerners believe they can now boast of ‘real first class citizenship’ in their own country. As a result of a 2005 peace deal Southern…


Added by Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei on March 18, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments

Does Twitter kill compassion? An academic institution struggles with the right response to the catastrophes in Japan

A few days ago a colleague of a development studies institute sent out a message to the postgraduate student community about responding to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. He is an academic expert on disaster preparedness issues and he wrote a short message, cautioning people not to make rushed decisions regarding donations and also to think about long-term responses to such crises. Sending money immediately may not be the best choice. What I found a bit ambiguous was that he had a small… Continue

Added by Tobias Denskus on March 18, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Nothing to Offer

The storm that has devastated Japan is hardly past. But as charities appeal and the public offers up their support, I cannot help but think of the three friends in southern Africa,…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 18, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments

ACR-GNY Tip of The Month- Active Listening For Mediators

Written by ACR-GNY Board Member Richard Lutringer & originally posted [HERE])

Parties in commercial mediations often reach resolution through the help of a skilled mediat

or using traditional mediation tools, including an inquiry…


Added by Jeff Thompson on March 18, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Madness masquerades as rational-legal in today’s postmodern context. The fiasco over the collective bargaining issue in Wisconsin, a state in the USA, is strong evidence of the erasure of the boundary between madness and rationality.

Industrial relations modalities of the moment have already graduated to a higher ground since the early days of management science. During those ancient days—of the likes of Taylor, Fayol, Weber—it was still customary to… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 18, 2011 at 5:19am — No Comments

Assessment and Evaluation

I need a one-two page "quick and dirty" guide to assessment to introduce serving military officers to the community of concern.

Added by Pauletta Otis on March 17, 2011 at 3:35pm — 2 Comments

RWANDA: the long path toward reconciliation

Added by AZIBO PRESS on March 17, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

The wisdom of dlalanathi: Reflections on organizational growth

A former colleague recently shared with me a report from dlalanathi (meaning “play with us” in isiZulu), an organization in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa that trains and mentors local community carers of children to use play to have meaningful conversations with children about death.

Founded in December 2000, dlalanathi has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade. dlalanathi’sannual budget went from US$3,784.00 in 2000 to… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 17, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

eSeminar on Business and Peace

We have just

concluded the first phase of the USIP/GWU eSeminar on Business and Peace, which has focused on questions relating to the business and peace nexus.   Over the past three days, roughly 400 participants from 55 countries have discussed the linkages between business activity and peace promotion and highlighted ways in which business activity could be part of the solution (and not…


Added by Intl Network for Econ & Conflict on March 17, 2011 at 8:58am — 7 Comments

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