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
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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
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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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As Peace Day is nearly upon us, we at Pax Populi want to express our admiration and support for the brave and noble peacemakers of Afghanistan.
We believe in a peaceful Afghanistan and are calling for an…Continue
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By Johan Brosché and Daniel Rothbart
This book examines the continuing devastation in the Darfur region of Sudan, from the perspective of a multiplicity of conflicts of distinct types
The crisis reached its peak in 2003–2004, when certain Arab militias joined…Continue
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As do all human activities, our attempts to respond to and engage with conflict have environmental impact. Any intervention – mediation, peacebuilding activities, training, workshops, and so forth – can be performed in different ways, some of which are inherently more environmentally adverse than others.
In a new article, entitled …Continue
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A few days ago, we had the distinct pleasure of meeting Abdi Rashid Abdullahi, one of the primary figures in the anti-corruption movement in the Kenyan government. He works to vet official judges and magistrates in the Kenyan judicial system, both before and after they are appointed. In addition, Mr. Abdullahi was one member of a nine person committee to write the new Kenyan Constitution in 2010, notably he was the only non-lawyer in the committee. Mr. Abdullahi discussed with us his work…Continue
In 1954 my grandparents left behind their home in Cyprus. Twenty years later, the home they left behind became unrecognizable- my grandfather’s once multicultural village became solely Greek-Cypriot, relatives and friends were killed in violence, and their country became divided. The island has remained divided since 1974, and despite the opening of border crossings, the Turkish and Greek communities have remained…Continue
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Underpinning the physicality of war’s tumult are structural forces that create…Continue
Vol. 6, Issue 1, February 2012
Editor: Yasmina Mrabet, …
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This winter marks the end of my second term as a PeaceMover in Washington, DC. I love to watch as students reach their own “breakthrough moments” in Dance 4 Peace. Seeing them renews my energy. It’s thrilling to see my students grasp ideas such as diversity, empathy, or self-control and express it in their own way.
Dance 4 Peace is a global nonprofit that teaches peace-building through dance and creative movement. As a master’s student in Conflict Resolution and a…Continue
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