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Before the uprising in Yemen I worked as a Computer Engineer in Sana’a, Aden, Mukalla and Hodiedah. It was a good opportunity and I was happy to have a stable job in a country where unemployment is so high. On my free time I would volunteer with civil society organizations. Increasingly, I started to love my volunteer work, more than I did my job. When the…Continue
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The popularity of the BDS (Boycott and Divestment and Sanctions) movement in recent months, especially in universities and colleges across the US, can be understood and even coveted from the ingenuous and naive perspective. After all, what could be a more justified and worthy than alleviating the misfortune and suffering of innocent people? But this is precisely where the double-edge sword of this initiative lies: boycotting Israel cannot and will not assuage the genuine ongoing…Continue
Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a cross-border Friendship Initiative of Mission Bhartiyam (India) and The Catalyst (Pakistan), aims to create unwavering bonds of peace and friendship between India and Pakistan. Through its initiatives that ranges from…Continue
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Last weekend in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, a devastating explosion by Arab coalition fighter jets killed 69 people and wounded 250, according to recent reports by Aljazeera. The United Nations estimates that …Continue
Added by Elvira Felix on May 27, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a joint Indo-Pak Friendship initiative of Mission Bhartiyam (India) and The Catalyst-Tc (Pakistan), conducted its 14th Aman Chaupal on 14th May 2015 in Alternative Learning Systems (ALS), a renowned…Continue
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By Julia Roig, President, Partners for Democratic Change
As we begin the New Year, my Facebook feed, Linkedin, and email inbox have been full of hopeful predictions for 2015. For example, Carl Gershman from the National Endowment for…Continue
December 4, 2014
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July 9, 2011, South Sudan independence was met with great jubilation across South Sudan including the people of Southern Kordofan, Blue Nile and of course the beloved people of Abyei. In all corners of South Sudan, there was a sense of redemption and fulfillment of a more then century’s dream of a free people.
That July 9, 2011, the fate of 10 states of South Sudan was secured and hope of a free Southern Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei was on the horizon as millions of people have put…Continue
Added by Phillip Manyok, Ph.D on October 2, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
In the context of ongoing or historical violence, people tell stories about what happened, who did what to whom and why. Yet frequently, the speaking of violence reproduces the social fractures and delegitimizes, again, those that struggle against their own marginalization. This speaking of violence deepens conflict and all too often perpetuates…Continue
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ACR-International Section and ADRhub.com teamed together to present a webinar series this Spring available live only to ACR-International Section members and students.
ACR International Section Chair, Rochelle Arms, will facilitate a presentation by Sister Pauline Acayo, head of Catholic Relief Services in Northern Uganda and Remo Moomiaie-Qajar…Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on June 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Red state vs. blue state. Republican vs. Democrat. Fox News vs. The Daily Show. The so-called culture wars have become such a fixture of American politics that dividing the country into rival camps seems natural and political gridlock seems inevitable. Entering the fray, Solon Simmons…Continue
Added by S-CAR at GMU on April 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
This reader brings together the writings of Wallace Warfield (1938-2010), the internationally acclaimed and influential authority on conflict resolution. The selected essays highlight the importance of social context in conflicts and the future and potential of the field of…Continue
TEDxHayward 2013 is rapidly approaching, and we are running out of tickets! Get them now (yes, they are FREE), before it is too late!
Our 2013 theme is Applied Peace Innovation
What is Peace Innovation? We define it as the application of social capital and technology used to decrease hostility, increase the existence of healthy interpersonal and international relationships,…Continue
Added by Daniel E. Martin on April 18, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments
would like to begin by apologizing for a lack of posts the past two weeks. I have been without internet for the majority of it and have found it hard to post a blog. A lot has happened with my research over the past 10 days and I am excited to share it. Again, I am doing research on behalf of Generations for Peace (www.generationsforpeace.org) and Georgetown University (www.georgetown.edu) to look at…Continue
Are you a woman interested in being a part of a cross-cultural dialogue? We have room for just a few more participants in our Connection Point Dialogues, which will give you the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions via videoconferencing technology with a diverse group of Western, Arab and Muslim women from around…
“Given the pervasive effects of trauma …educating oneself on the effects of trauma is not a luxury but rather a necessity for conflict resolution professionals.” (Berceli, 2009)
Trauma Studies and Conflict Resolution. Two subjects and areas of study that are anything but light. Yet it is this unavoidable weight, and imperative to engage in situations of brokenness, that roots the important and positive contributions they have to offer. Through…Continue
Do you know it is International Peace Day on Friday 21st September?
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