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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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.
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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…Continue
“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?Continue
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…Continue
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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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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Check out New Routes 4/2011:
Water – a source of development and conflict
The latest New Routes issue is titled "African soil for sale:…
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Check out the fresh LPI webpage and share it on Facebook and Twitter!
Visit www.life-peace.org and find new updated information on what we do and where we work. A brand new section has been added describing…Continue
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Great piece from Michael Shank on the Huffington Post:
Watch out for New Routes 3/2011:
Water – a source of development and conflict
“We are drawn to water. Water runs through each and every one of our bodies, regardless of skin color, religious belief or profession”, says one of the authors in New Routes no…Continue
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Private militia and armies are a common feature in contemporary violent conflicts and pose a major challenge in the search for peace internationally. Yet, very little research and analysis have been dedicated to those groups so far. A new study entitled Armed Violence in Mindanao: Militia and private armies, seeks to contribute to closing this research gap, and suggests how the prevalence of…Continue
The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence is offering Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training at Central Connecticut State University from July 11th- July 23, 2011.
This intensive training seminar is based on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolence and
provides participants with an introduction to nonviolence conflict reconciliation. The seminar is ideal for teachers, students, counselors, social workers,…
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