All Blog Posts Tagged 'Institute' (31)

Resolutionary Diaries #3

Meet Ilaina Rabbat. Ilaina works for Amani Institute – an organization that prepares Social Change makers around the…


Added by Janet Lynn Murdock on January 6, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

3rd Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, October 23-26, 2015


The 3rd Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar will be held October 23-26, 2015 at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, VA.   Registration is now open and can completed …


Added by David J. Smith on April 22, 2015 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Mexico is becoming less violent

The 2015 Mexico Peace Index shows that Mexico has become more peaceful over the last three years due to a dramatic decrease in the number of homicides.

The data paints a cautious yet optimistic picture of peace in Mexico, with a 16% increase in levels of peace over the last three years.  

The 2015…


Added by Philippa Lysaght on March 24, 2015 at 6:59pm — 2 Comments

Amani Institute is Hiring a Programs Director in Brazil and Kenya

3 job positions OPEN in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Nairobi, Kenya! Deadline to apply - December 20th, 2014  

1. Programs Director Kenya

Description of Position

Although only 2 years…


Added by Roshan on November 17, 2014 at 8:15pm — No Comments

The Network Effect: How the Amani Institute Training in Social Innovation Extends Beyond the Classroom

This story was written by Geraldine Hepp, Community Manager at Amani Institute.

Despite the prevalence of NGO work in Kenya and the rise of Social Entrepreneurship all around the world, someone like Roseline Orwa can still feel like a misfit. Speaking about how participating in the Social Innovation Management class of 2014 at Amani Institute has changed her life, she pulls out a puzzle piece from her wallet – a piece of a jigsaw…


Added by Roshan on November 14, 2014 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Just released: Report on Peace and Religion

Is religion the main cause of conflict today? New report answers 5 key questions on the link between peace and religion.

The Institute for Economics and Peace has just released a new report that debunks common myths about the link between religion and peace. Given how much news coverage focuses on religiously motivated violence, we saw it necessary to undertake a global statistical analysis so that we might…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on October 21, 2014 at 7:17pm — 1 Comment

2014 National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA, October 17-20, 2014

Faculty and administrators can now register for the 2014 Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Seminar for Community Colleges (  to be held October 17-20, 2014 at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia and sponsored by the…


Added by David J. Smith on May 20, 2014 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Hoop Dreams: basketball teaches core values to Congo’s youth


Kem Knapp Sawyer

“You come here, you play hard, you work hard.”

That’s what Dario Merlo says to those asking to join PJB or Promo Jeune Basket (Promote Youth Basketball), a basketball program in Goma, the largest city in eastern Congo. There are plenty of takers, now more than 650 kids, all masters of the three-man weave and the pick and roll.

Merlo was born in Goma and moved to Belgium in 1994 during the Rwandan genocide. He was 11 at…


Added by Dowser on February 20, 2014 at 4:42am — No Comments

Bondage of Boundaries and Identity Politics in Postcolonial Africa. the 'Northern Problem' and Ethno-Futures

Bondage of Boundaries and Identity Politics in Postcolonial Africa. the 'Northern Problem' and Ethno-Futures- by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni …


Added by Nazar Hilal on December 5, 2013 at 8:09pm — No Comments

CyberWeek 2013: Request For Proposals (Online Dispute Resolution)

It is time once again to prepare for the annual conference on Online Dispute Resolution, Cyberweek 2013. This online conference provides a week of activities and dialogue about the world of Online Dispute Resolution and how it relates to our work as conflict specialists. Cyberweek 2013 will take…


Added by Jeff Thompson on September 3, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments


A leader is one to whom people turn when they feel less contented with either situation or persons and wish to obtain reprieve so quickly. He is the one others trust when they think their own head and shoulders cannot carry all or any particular thing about themselves. They wish to tell their stories to such a person, they want the person to hear those stories whether verbalized (actually spoken, written or symbolised) or not. They simply want the leader to listen to their hearts and…


Added by AGWU JOHNSON OGECHUKWU on January 4, 2013 at 12:32am — 1 Comment

Workplace Mediation - What do you do with an annoying Union Rep?

Click here to lead the latest blog post.  In it, I describe how I coped with a challenging Union Rep.  He was focused on making his case, as if he were a TV lawyer.  Though he'd participated in many of these mediation, he still didn't seem to get it that persuading the mediator wouldn't be helpful - and persuading the management would not be possible.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on November 17, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Upcoming Training at the U.S. Institute of Peace

To Build or Rebuild?  Whether you are managing development programs, advising political leaders in a conflict-affected state, or helping a community rebuild from conflict, you are having an economic impact.  How do you develop a course of action that boosts the opportunities of a conflict-affected state for economic growth, while avoiding aid dependency and fueling corruption?  This is a course for non-economists who understand that economics matters.

The United States Institute of…


Added by Nathaniel Wilson on September 10, 2012 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

How many deaths will it take?

“How many deaths will it take?” In how many places within the United States and abroad?

Aurora, Colorado? Tucson, Arizona? Virginia Tech? Columbine? The University of Texas tower?

Nagasaki? Korea? Vietnam? Grenada? Panama? Iraq? Afghanistan? Pakistan?

NRA headquarters

NRA headquarters. Photo by Bjoertvedt, used under CC…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on August 7, 2012 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

U.S. Institute of Peace Fall Courses Announced

The United States Institute of Peace’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding is pleased to announce that its on-campus courses for Fall 2012 are now available for registration. The fall schedule presents 17 courses, including Strategies for Trauma Awareness…


Added by Nathaniel Wilson on July 16, 2012 at 9:37am — No Comments

Guide to Training Programs in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields—USIP Supplemental

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a publicly funded institution chartered to "provide the widest possible range of education and training, basic and applied research opportunities, and peace information services on the means to promote international peace and the resolution of conflicts among the nations and peoples of the world without recourse to violence.” USIP’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding provides practitioner-oriented education,…


Added by Nathaniel Wilson on May 23, 2012 at 1:24pm — No Comments

This Week in the World of Conflict... March 5th-12th, 2012.

  • Brandeis University in Massachusetts is offering a Master’s Program in Coexistence and Conflict with several scholarship opportunities. The program is geared towards professionals.
  • The Summer Peacebuilding Institute in Harrisonburg, Virginia is still open for the 2012 year. The institute offers courses in development, humanitarian assistance,…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 12, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

This Week in the World of Conflict... February 20th-27th, 2012.

  • I ask readers interested in peace and conflict to join the Peace and Collaborative Development Network and donate to help keep them alive, if possible. The network is a great place to meet others working in the field, browse job openings, read great blog entries and learn where to find other conflict resources.
  • The International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict is…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 27, 2012 at 6:58pm — No Comments

A Decade Later: We have the means so why don’t we have peace?

Patricia Smith

Peace X Peace Founder

"Where is common financial sense in terms of the dollars — not counting human loved ones — required to build peace as compared with the hundred-fold dollars spent on destruction through war?"


In 2002 when I founded Peace X Peace, we were the first social…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 13, 2012 at 10:59am — 2 Comments

This Week in the World of Conflict... January 30th-February 6th, 2012.

  • The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is running its 4thAnnual Summer Institute for Faculty in Peace Studies Program Development from June 10-15, 2012.
  • Twitter defended its recently announced…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 6, 2012 at 7:31pm — No Comments

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