All Blog Posts Tagged 'Department' (11)

Will the QDDR prioritize changes necessary to make prevention possible?

"As prevention advocates anxiously await the delayed release of the 2014 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR)—expected next month—now is a good time to take a look back at the first QDDR, its impact, and lessons learned to ensure that the 2014 QDDR can be as impactful as possible." 

A piece I wrote was published earlier today in The Hill discussing the new QDDR and the importance of its focus…


Added by Mike Brand on February 17, 2015 at 1:42pm — No Comments

On Development I: Relationships and the Long View Keys to Success

As more and more nations demand and attempt to enjoy the benefits of today’s globalized economy and community, international development is a field which will only grow larger and become more difficult to understand. Integral to the success of any international development project are growing good relationships and a deep understanding of how all-encompassing development and its effects can be.…


Added by Brian Frydenborg on July 7, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments

Three Takeaways from #EdTech at Tech@State

BChristopher Neu

On Friday, Nov. 1, TechChange was honored to participate in a panel at the latest Tech@State conference on education technology, as well as …


Added by TechChange on November 5, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Best Learning Resources for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs List (Fast Company)

TechChange has been featured in Fast Company as one of the “best learning resources for aspiring social entrepreneurs”, with recognition for the “hybrid” online/offline learning category!

Here are some highlights from the article:

  • “A notable resource specific to [hybrid learning models] is TechChange, which has held hundreds of in-person small-group…

Added by TechChange on September 26, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Global mobile subscriptions estimated to exceed world population in 2014

TechChange blog: Global mobile subscriptions estimated to exceed world population in 2014

Estimates from the mHealth Alliance, the UN Department of Economic…


Added by TechChange on September 24, 2013 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Empathy is the Secret Weapon

Empathy is the Secret Weapon

Having the ability to combat hate requires skills that are also necessary of mediators and other conflict professionals.  One such skill is…


Added by Jeff Thompson on April 16, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Drones: Dispensing death, destroying democracy

“Drones for America!,”a brief satiric video, should chill you, horrify you, and anger you. It should make you think very carefully about our government’s drone policy, its violation of Constitutional principles, and its message to victims, their families, and the rest of the world.…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on February 26, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments

Please Encourage The Passage of Bill HR 808 To Establish A Department Of Peace, Which Currently Is Stuck In House Subcommittees

Please read the test of the bill listed on at and if you agree that its passage would benefit our nation and humanity please advocate strongly for its getting to a vote by The House Of Representatives and then…


Added by Michelle Lee Rosenthal, LMSW on November 11, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Doors to Diplomacy: International Competition

The U. S. Department of State sponsors the "Doors to Diplomacy" educational challenge - to encourage middle school and high school students around the world to produce web projects that teach others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy. Each student team member of the winning "Doors to Diplomacy" Award team receives a $2,000 scholarship, and the…


Added by Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres on October 11, 2011 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

A new Canadian army of peace?

Could it be possible?

Some current legislation could take serious steps towards the creation of a new more peaceful Canada. The Campaign to Establish a Canadian Department of Peace , MP Bill Siksay, many non-governmental organizations, academics and individuals have been proposing new ideas to help establish a more peaceful Canadian culture. How do we create a more peaceful society? A more peaceful image? A more peaceful… Continue

Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 5, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Mothers’ Day of Peace

Yesterday was Mother’s Day. It’s often poignant for me. First, because I am a mother but not a parent; my son died the day he was born. Second, because my own mother is dead. Every Mother’s Day, however, I am heartened by remembering what caused the very first Mother’s Day. Do you know?

Mother’s Day began with a woman named Julia Ward Howe, the woman who wrote The Battle Hymn of the Republic, and who nursed the wounded during the American Civil War. In 1870 she started a crusade to… Continue

Added by Dr. Susan Corso on May 11, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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