All Blog Posts Tagged 'States' (49)

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

MEDIA RESPONSIBILITY: A Contradiction of terms in the quest of Hankering for attention?

The role of media is equally important as the role of governments and state in relation to conflict. This article claims that the current attitude of media and the rush to compete for the dominance on the release of news-breaks constitutes a dangerous dynamic that can influence policy makers erroneously towards war. To illustrate this point the article refers to the current crisis in Ukraine.…


Added by FABIO ANDRES on May 1, 2014 at 5:20am — No Comments

The Eclipse of Equality: Arguing America on Meet the Press

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…


Added by S-CAR at GMU on April 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Paid Overseas Fellowship Program For Japanese Nonprofit Leaders

Seeking Japanese Nonprofit Leaders for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship

Priority Deadline extended to April 30 for Japanese applicants, but applications accepted year-round


Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the U.S. and Latin America. Thanks to the support of the TOMODACHI Initiative, they are particularly…


Added by Atlas Service Corps on March 28, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

How Ping-Pong Changed the World

The opening of relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China was perhaps one of the top three most important moments in Cold War history. Ranking behind perhaps only the Cuban Missile Crisis and the fall of the Berlin Wall, the opening of relations between the two massive countries redefined global politics with a relationship that lasts to this day. This process began with “ping-pong diplomacy,” when in 1971 Chinese ping-pong world champion Zhuang Zedong handed US…


Added by Joshua Peacock on February 10, 2013 at 10:36pm — No Comments

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

Arab Americans: Networking, Volunteering, Empowering

“In short, if I were to describe the typical Arab American woman participating in NAAP, she would be highly engaged in the community, up to date with global developments, concerned with making a difference, and participating alongside men as an equal partner.”

Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet…


Added by Yasmina Mrabet on June 18, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

The Highest Common Denominator

Dear Colleagues,

My latest post for The Common Ground Blog on potential common ground between the tea party and the occupy movement is below. This is a cross-post, you can find the original here.

The problem with experts

As the movement was in its early stages, Occupy Wall Street played…


Added by Christopher White on June 1, 2012 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Atlas Corps Invites Applications for September 2012 Fellowships in the U.S. and Latin America

Priority Deadline: April 15, 2012 (see below for details)

Atlas Corps is an overseas fellowship for the world's best nonprofit leaders. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month,…


Added by Atlas Service Corps on April 2, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: We Need to Talk about Family Rights

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring

Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and add your own thoughts in the…


Added by Caroline Anderson on March 26, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Afghan Massacre Demonstrates War Has Failed

Matt Southworth

United States

"War doesn’t just rob the occupied of their humanity; it robs the occupier of theirs too. And this is why humankind cannot continue to wage senseless wars that accomplish nothing but death and destruction."


Matt Southworth, an Iraq war veteran and lobbyist at the…


Added by Caroline Anderson on March 20, 2012 at 9:13am — 2 Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... March 8th-15th, 2012.

  • A key player in the 2011 Conservative party campaign for Guelph is refusing to answer more questions, on the advice of his lawyer, from Elections Canada investigators probing fraudulent robo-calls in the riding during the last election that allegedly misled voters. In an extremely rare move, the Conservative…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 15, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... March 1st-8th, 2012.

  • President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina sought negotiations with the UK to establish several weekly flights from Buenos Aires to the Falkland Islands on Thursday, a move the Islands’ legislative chairman says is “about as likely as the Falklands Air Service landing flights on the moon”.
  • The independent federal elections agency in…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 10, 2012 at 7:46pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 23rd-March 1st, 2012.


Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 1, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 16th-23rd, 2012.


Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 23, 2012 at 8:08pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 9th-16th, 2012.

  • The Pentagon in the United States announced their plans on Thursday to change rules in the armed forces to open up more than 14,000 positions for women to serve as frontline medics, helicopter pilots and intelligence analysts, bringing them closer…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 16, 2012 at 9:17pm — 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 Conflict in the Americas... February 2nd-9th, 2012.

  • A Pentagon legal official refused to extend an important deadline to file motions for defense lawyers of the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the September 11th attack on Friday. Dozens of riot police cleared the last remaining Occupy encampments in the…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 9, 2012 at 9:57pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... January 23rd- February 2nd, 2012.

  • The Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Council adopted proposals to strengthen the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday. Included in the non-binding proposals were three recommendations that threaten the reach and independence of the Special Rapporteurship.
  • Last Monday, security forces in Mexico…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 2, 2012 at 11:28pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... December 15th-22nd, 2011.

  • The trial of Breanna (nee Bradley) Manning, the soldier allegedly responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of secret state documents to WikiLeaks began this week in the United States. Manning is charged with 23 counts, including…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 22, 2011 at 9:40pm — No Comments

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