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Is the International Day of Peace an exercise in futility?

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

A friend and colleague recently wrote me and asked if I, as an advocate for peace, was discouraged by the avalanche of violence that seems to be engulfing mankind.

It would certainly be easy to be discouraged, or even to abandon the notion that peace is possible, given the new status quo in Ukraine, the Central African Republic, Iraq,…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on September 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Gaza: Time to take sides

The news out of Gaza has been horrendous, overwhelming, tragic, heart-breaking. Death upon death. Destruction after destruction. Loss of life; losses for families, communities, the human race. It is easy to feel rage and horror, depression and defeat. Will the violence ever end?

Although the outlook for peace and reconciliation may seem at a discouraging low, there are also some hope-inspiring stories that should not be ignored and buried in these deadly times:

  • In Gaza,…

Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on July 28, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

New Article by Dr. Rey Ty & Co-Author A.A., Economic Crisis, War, Humor, and Lessons from Shakespeare

Dear Colleagues,
 This article might be of interest to many PCDN members. Comments are welcome.


Dr. Rey Ty

Rey Ty and A. A. (2014 May). Economic Crisis, War, Humor, and Lessons from Shakespeare. US-China Education Review, 4(5), 289-297.…


Added by Rey Ty on June 12, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

It's Tempting to Give Advice as a Mediator

Our latest blog post, which you can read here, uses the example of Charlie Brown and Lucy to demonstrate that mediators have no business giving advice.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on May 31, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments

2014 National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA, October 17-20, 2014

Faculty and administrators can now register for the 2014 Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Seminar for Community Colleges (  to be held October 17-20, 2014 at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia and sponsored by the…


Added by David J. Smith on May 20, 2014 at 9:38pm — No Comments

UK National Health Service Mediator Switches to the Transformative Approach

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 — No Comments

Conflict with a 5-year-old: A Transformative Mediator Handles it

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 — No Comments

One Year of Resistance in Rio Blanco

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 — No Comments

Ok I'll Ask: What's Rule of Law?

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 — No Comments

How do you get your mediation clients to. . . ?

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 — No Comments

Cartographies of Time: Part I


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…


Added by Dowser on March 9, 2014 at 6:42am — No Comments

How much does violence cost?

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:

The report, The Economic Impact of Violence Containment, calculates the cost of violence in 152 countries…


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on February 25, 2014 at 11:35pm — No Comments

The Age of Outrospection: why ‘adventurous empathy’ might be the most essential quality of civilization

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Jonny Miller

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…


Added by Dowser on February 14, 2014 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Obama Calls for “Opportunity for All”: 8 Policies to Make It Happen


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…


Added by Dowser on February 8, 2014 at 3:23pm — No Comments

The Fragile Future of the "Mountains of Life"

Primulas in the Himalaya

Esha Chhabra

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…


Added by Dowser on January 7, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

A Short Guide to Understanding Female Genital Cutting


Tania Beard

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…


Added by Dowser on December 20, 2013 at 12:05pm — 3 Comments

Human Rights Urgency

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 — No Comments

Bondage of Boundaries and Identity Politics in Postcolonial Africa. the 'Northern Problem' and Ethno-Futures

Bondage of Boundaries and Identity Politics in Postcolonial Africa. the 'Northern Problem' and Ethno-Futures- by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni …


Added by Nazar Hilal on December 5, 2013 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Giving Thanks for Peace

Loud voices are claiming that peace is impossible, that peace agreements don’t last, and that there will always be…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on November 29, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments

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