In this blog post, Angie Gaspar of the UK tells how she switched to the transformative approach. You can read it here.
Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on April 15, 2014 at 12:44am —
Michelle Zaremba writes about using her understanding of conflict dynamics in responding to her 5-year-old. You can read it here.
Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on April 3, 2014 at 6:51pm —
Despite U.S.-backed violence against them, indigenous communities are fighting back as multinational corporations encroach on their lands.
By Beverly Bell
Cross-posted from Foreign Policy in Focus.
April 1 marks one year since Honduras’ Rio Blanco community began a human barricade that has so far stopped a corporation from…
Added by Deepa Panchang on April 1, 2014 at 12:44pm —
I am sure many working in conflict resolution have heard of the term Rule of Law, perhaps its connection to the United States Institute of Peace, but are not really sure what it means.
Or, perhaps you were just waiting for someone to come around and provide the answer proactively :)
Well, here you go, courtesy of USIP:
Added by Jeff Thompson on March 17, 2014 at 4:58pm —
The latest blog from the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, available here, discusses the tendency of mediators to want their clients to get somewhere. So they try to get them somewhere. The transformative approach recommends that we abstain from trying to get clients to do anything.
Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on March 9, 2014 at 9:32pm —
Jonny Miller & Dorothy Sanders
This is the first post in a two-part series on the cartographies time. Here, we explore one of the most fundamental assumptions in recent Western civilisation – our perception and measurement of time. We ask where it came from, how it affects the way we live our lives and the role travel has to play in the way we experience time. Part two will trace a handful of unique temporal footprints from different places and… Continue
Added by Dowser on March 9, 2014 at 6:42am —
The economic cost of violence containment has surpassed the combined GDPs of Germany and Japan, according to the latest report from the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Read more: http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/news/851
The report, The Economic Impact of Violence Containment, calculates the cost of violence in 152 countries… Continue
Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on February 25, 2014 at 11:35pm —
Imagine for a moment that you are reading or listening to a story so intensely that you forget yourself and step into the shoes of the storyteller. You see what they saw, hear what they heard, and feel what they felt. These moments are rare, yet when they happen it is as if we have been transported into their world and we are able to see through their eyes. It is a powerful, almost magical feeling. One that is… Continue
Added by Dowser on February 14, 2014 at 5:36pm —
Sarah van Gelder
As expected, President Obama made economic opportunity a centerpiece of his State of the Union message on Tuesday. He even took a small step forward by announcing a $10.10 minimum wage for employees of federal contractors.
This is a move in the right direction, albeit a small one. For years, the budget deficit—not the well-being of working Americans—has dominated political discussion.
But bolder solutions are called… Continue
Added by Dowser on February 8, 2014 at 3:23pm —
Kamal Bawa and Sandesh Kadur, a biology professor at the University of MA (Boston) and a noted wildlife photographer, respectively, came together to catalogue the biodiversity and changing geography of the Himalayas. Their book, titled “Himalaya: Mountains of Life,” took five years to complete. Determined to shed light a region that’s been largely unknown and inaccessible, the two traveled… Continue
Added by Dowser on January 7, 2014 at 2:10pm —
Female genital cutting (FGC) used to be an issue that only feminists and anthropologists discussed. Over the past decade, however, the issue has been rising in the global agenda. Just this past month, a new Kurdistani film on FGC made waves in the international media, a podcast… Continue
Added by Dowser on December 20, 2013 at 12:05pm —
December 10 is Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. In 1993, the World Conference on Human Rights (source of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action) created the United Nations post of High Commissioner for Human Rights. Internationally, there’s…
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on December 9, 2013 at 6:03pm —
Bondage of Boundaries and Identity Politics in Postcolonial Africa. the 'Northern Problem' and Ethno-Futures- by Continue
Added by Nazar Hilal on December 5, 2013 at 8:09pm —
Loud voices are claiming that peace is impossible, that peace agreements don’t last, and that there will always be… Continue
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on November 29, 2013 at 12:22pm —
(Extract from S Henkeman, ‘Restorative Justice as a tool for peacebuilding: a South African case study.’ Unpublished PhD thesis, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 2013, pp 59 -63. https://independent.academia.edu/SHenkeman
2.5.2 Peacebuilding and Silence … Continue
Added by Sarah Henkeman on November 29, 2013 at 4:00am —
Read what Dusty Rhoades has to say about the importance of transformative theory in our latest blog post.
Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on November 26, 2013 at 11:04pm —
Do you have somebody you can’t stand? Somebody you are always in disagreement with, whose presence bothers you, annoys you, makes you have negative feelings? Continue
On November 16, let’s make a small step into changing the face of the world: go to the person you recognized in the previous description, SMILE and wish him/her with all the SINCERITY you would feel for your best friend: “HAVE A NICE DAY”.
DON’T BE ANGRY! BE…
Added by dana osiac on November 7, 2013 at 2:46pm —
In my latest blog post, available here, I apply transformative theory to a fight I had with a friend. I refer to my previous post and explain how transformative theory provides helpful insight into all conflicts.
Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on October 27, 2013 at 11:10pm —
(Photo: Tripoli, Libya)
Colette Rausch, Director Rule of Law Center, United States Institute of Peace
October 12, 2013
Having lived and worked in multiple war-affected countries, I have grown used to the inevitable ups and downs of transitions from… Continue
Added by Colette Rausch on October 12, 2013 at 9:00am —
Added by TechChange on September 24, 2013 at 5:25pm —