National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies
University of Otago
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Scholarships in Peace and Conflict Studies
Applications are invited for two three-year PhD scholarships from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago. The scholarships are available to both International and Domestic students.
The NCPACS is New Zealand’s first Centre to combine global cross-disciplinary expertise on the issues… Continue
Added by Prof Kevin P Clements on January 10, 2010 at 12:06am —
Could Transformative Models of Mediation and Restorative Justice Have Made a Difference?
By Grace E. Reed
On Nov.30th a young man, Maurice Clemmons, was shot to death after he shot 4 cops in a coffee shop near Seattle, Washington. Of course it made headlines, (CNN) evoked controversy, and brought out the best and worst of many people with opinions and questions. The main question that seemed to be asked over and over in media and in personal circles was, “Why was he out on… Continue
Added by Grace Eagle Reed on January 9, 2010 at 5:01pm —
Am I a Thug Hugger?
Grace E. Reed
I was giving a lecture on the work I did in a Juvenile Justice center and was trying to persuade the audience on the importance of restorative justice using transformative models of mediation and negotiation. After the lecture a man came up to me and said, “This soft on crime thing keeps more gangs on the streets. You thug huggers don’t help.” I thanked him and started to research what a ‘thug hugger’… Continue
Added by Grace Eagle Reed on January 9, 2010 at 4:57pm —
“Somebody in our government said to me in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, Iraq was yesterday’s war. Afghanistan is today’s war. If we don’t act pre-emptively, Yemen will be tomorrow’s war,”
(Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn.)
On December 25 US authorities arrested a Nigerian named Abdulmutallab aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from to on charges of having tried to blow up the plane with smuggled explosives. He was “suspected” of having been trained… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on January 8, 2010 at 6:03am —
to view and sign this petition. Thank you.
Added by GlobalFamily Day Programs on January 7, 2010 at 2:44pm —
For the next few weeks I will be writing about different aspects of forgiveness and the forgiveness process. This writing is an elaboration on the paperback edition of “Finding Forgiveness: A 7 Step Program for Letting Go of Anger and Bitterness,” which has just come out this month. I encourage you to join in on the conversation and share your thoughts, insights and experiences which can help all of us reflect more deeply on the meaning of forgiveness.
Very often when I teach about… Continue
Added by Eileen R. Borris on January 6, 2010 at 9:10pm —
Please take a minute to Vote Me as a delegate for One Young World.
LOGIN to your Facebook account. CLICK link below and click VOTE Candidate from the left of the profile that opens.
One Young World is a global initiative to bring together the brightest and best of the next generation to discuss, deliberate and undertake… Continue
Added by Thomas Barlue on January 6, 2010 at 3:06pm —
A New Way to Defeat Extremists: Fighting Terrorism and the failed Plot Aboard Flight 253
President Barack Obama has demonstrated unprecedented maturity and civility in his response to fighting terrorism or violent extremisms, especially in the wake of the botched terrorist bombing on Christmas Day 2009 aboard flight 253. In sharp contrasts to the customary post-September 11 approach of the Bush administration, where the former president would immediately appear on… Continue
Added by Stephen Oola on January 5, 2010 at 9:24pm —
With the turbulent times that we are all experiencing, how do we comfort ourselves? Outer worlds are falling apart and for many a new journey begins as we look elsewhere, within ourselves, to find the comfort the outer world has taken away. Where this inner searching takes us is different for each one of us but the catalyst for its beginning is usually very similar.
How do we tap into this inner peace and is there something that resides deep within ourselves that is available 24/7… Continue
Added by Eileen R. Borris on January 5, 2010 at 7:25pm —
Greetings. This is short guide to provide some strong recommendations regarding the opportunities posted on the Peace and Collaborative Development Network. As the site has grown in size, there is a need to provide some suggested guidelines of how to best use the network and what is appropriate.
1) Always Examine the Criteria that Sponsors have for Opportunities before Responding -
Please note sponsors and organizations have multiple reasons for… Continue
Added by Craig Zelizer on January 5, 2010 at 9:51am —
Amerika Birleşik Devletleri Başkentinden herkese merhabalar..
Uyuşmazlık Analizi ve Çözümü ile ilgili yüksek lisans yaptığımı ilk yazımda kendimden bahsederken belirtmiştim. Şu günlerde de çok yönlü diplomasinin çatışmaları çözmede oynayabileceği roller ile ilgili bir eğitim programı için Washington D.C. de bulunmaktayım. Ocak ayının sonuna kadar hem eğitim amaçlı hem de sivil toplum adına çalışmalar yapmak için ABD’ de bulunacağım. Bu süre içerisinde de elimden geldiği kadar… Continue
Added by Baybars Örsek on January 5, 2010 at 1:13am —
Over the past 5 years I have been blessed to meet some brilliant legends of our time. Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Stephen Covey, Nobel Peace Prize Winners Prof. Muhammad Yunus and Prof. Wagari Maathai who all shine their light so brightly.
Before you read any further, please take time out to listen to this powerful video with Desmond Tutu's message to unite as one family if we want peace.
Added by Robert WoW De Souza on January 4, 2010 at 3:30pm —
New Enjoy Mediation Design For 2010!
Happy New Year!
It has been one year since… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on January 4, 2010 at 9:30am —
Sharia Law was established in the Swat Valley, but neither doves nor hawks cheered.
One unlikely way for the US to exit Afghanistan would be for Obama to announce it, then leave, as Sharia Law mixed with chaos and revenge killing grip Kabul. Of course hawks are in the way of this happening but US doves don’t want to sign on to the US participating in less then Western Justice either. Despite the fact that an orderly end to the war is possible only with a cease fire and US… Continue
Added by RichardKane on January 4, 2010 at 2:47am —
Böyle gelmiş böyle gidecek demeyenler bilirler ki, birşeyleri değiştirmek istiyorsanız önce siz adım atmalısınız. Eleştirmek her zaman yararlıdır ama çözüm önerisi getirmeyen eleştiriler yapıcı değildir ve etkili olamazlar. Türkiye’de yaşayan her yurttaşın, hayatı boyunca çeşitli haksızlıklara, yanlışlıklara ve çifte standarda maruz kalmış olması yüksek ihtimal dahilinde olduğu gibi, ülkemizin de uluslararası alanda türlü haksızlıklar ve çifte standarda maruz kaldığını rahatlıkla… Continue
Added by Baybars Örsek on January 3, 2010 at 9:47pm —
The end of a year is always a time of reflection for me. I often think about the meaning of the holiday season and how we can grow in love and forgiveness. The intention of this blog is to begin a dialogue which will help us learn how to grow in consciousness and forgiveness and to understand what this looks like from a spiritual, psychological and neuropsychological perspective.
For the next few weeks I will be sharing some of my thoughts on forgiveness and how it touches not only… Continue
Added by Eileen R. Borris on January 3, 2010 at 8:18pm —
General Manager “Investing in the Future” program
About The Program
“Investing in the Future” is a unique capacity building program for the media sector in six Arab countries (Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Bahrain and Yemen). Together with partners in most of these countries, especially the Center for Defending the Freedom of Journalists in Amman, Free Voice is working towards an ‘Arab Media Community of Change’ through different channels, including training,… Continue
Added by Jan Keulen on January 3, 2010 at 4:09pm —
By Shaheen Buneri
While the areas along the Pak-Afghan border are in the grip of war and violence, and the socio-cultural heritage of the Pashtuns is subjected to a ruthless onslaught from different militant groups, the young and educated Pashto singers show guts to openly challenge the rising tide of terrorism and religious fundamentalism in their musical expressions.
Contrary to the past when Pashto poetry was primarily an embodiment… Continue
Added by Shaheen Buneri on January 1, 2010 at 4:09pm —
The document entitled “14 points for peace in the Caucasus” is the first positive document edited by around 120 individuals belonging to more than 13 caucasian populations. It traces a feasible and pragmatic path towards a lasting peaceful and brotherly existence in the whole Caucasian region.
Inspired by Wilson’s “14 points”, that about 90 years ago lead to the constitution of the League of Nations, the document is composed of a primal part,… Continue
Added by DAVIT CHUMBURIDZE on January 1, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Serbia’s application to join the EU was finally made before X-mas. Early December EU foreign ministers agreed to unblock Serbia's interim trade agreement, which is part of Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA). Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro have been approved by EU for visa-free travel within the EU Schengen area from January 2010.
(More in my article “EU's visa-freedom… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on January 1, 2010 at 5:22am —