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Many know Bogotá as a model of urban development in Latin America. In 1993, the city was in crisis, with a recorded homicide rate of 81 per 100,000 inhabitants. To put this figure in perspective, in 2014 there were 328 murders in New York City, or about 4 per 100,000 inhabitants. Over the next few years, however, a series of progressive…Continue
Are you a (potential) trainer, multiplier or educator active in the peacebuilding field? Would you like to improve your facilitation skills? Apply now for the upcoming Training of Trainers- Understanding and Working with Conflict !
We are currently seeking participants for the training, which will take place in Barcelona from 11-18…Continue
It is often said that hindsight is 20/20. Given an opportunity to revisit the past, many would seek alternatives that would perhaps lead to a better result. Hindsight provides a benefit to understanding what inputs led to the specific outcomes. There is much to be learned from the data of the past, which in fact should inform our response to similar events.
Ferguson, Missouri continues to be at the heart of current race discussions in the United States. It serves as a reminder to…Continue
Added by Rhea Silvosa on March 6, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
I am pleased to announce the publication of new book I have edited with contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, Integrated Peacebuilding. Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict(Westview, March 2013). Below please find information about the…Continue
Added by Craig Zelizer on June 27, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments
7th ICP International Summer Academy
Caux (Montreux), Switzerland
12th to 16th of August 2014
As a constructive approach to peacefully transform violent conflicts into cooperation, the importance of peace mediation has significantly increased over recent years. Peace mediation aims at preventing or solving violent conflicts by…Continue
Added by Justine Boillat on June 24, 2014 at 6:07am — No Comments
Wenn die Burka plötzlich fliegt - Einblicke in die Arbeit mit dem Theater der Unterdrückten in Afghanistan (Ibidem 2013)
The author describes his experience of more than 5 years living and working with different Theatre for…Continue
Added by Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn on May 1, 2013 at 1:58am — No Comments
I am pleased to announce forthcoming publication of new book I have edited with contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, Integrated Peacebuilding. Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict(Westview, March 2013). Below please find information…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.
Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on November 17, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Wow.. great responses in a short time on that little blurb!
A few people had asked about more information and just wanted to share a few links that were requested:
For more info on EGS & the new program for Conflict Transformation: please visit EGS and/or contact Mary Beth…Continue
There is a magic that transcends the verbal that the Expressive Arts (what I call the Muse Arts in my work) is able to tap into in a very real, tangible and powerful way. The Muse Arts aren't new by any means, nor is the concept of using them for healing, transformation and bridgebuilding. For thousands of years people have used music and…Continue
Where Do We Go From Here?
The situation in North Africa and the Middle East is becoming a bigger threat than anyone could have imagined a month ago. The continuing call for change in leadership and more open societies is creating extreme uncertainty in the global commodities market and energy sectors that the Western economies depend upon.
The price in crude oil will have a unpleasant side effect on…Continue
Added by David A. Jones on February 21, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
“Pro-Voice is one of the most remarkable conflict transformation programs I have read about for a long time.” –…Continue