Students passionate about building a better future are increasingly being asked to mortgage their own in return. Students share the growing burden of student debt across the country: The median level of indebtedness for a Master of Arts degree jumped from $38,000 in 2004 to $59,000 in 2012, after adjusting for inflation. But the ability to repay debts is not…Continue
In today’s knowledge-driven economy, 25 to 45 percent of the workforce is made up of people who work with knowledge and information. The knowledge economy depends on our ability to rapidly analyze, recombine and add to existing information. KM helps make sure that we don’t waste time digging up existing knowledge, which can decrease organizational efficiency by more than 12%.…Continue
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Open data has been a popular topic in international development recently, but what about the evaluation of open data programs? We are excited to welcome Dow Maneerattana from World Resources Institute (WRI) to our upcoming…Continue
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On October 20th I’ll be kicking off a four-week basic course on Negotiation: Navigating Professional and Personal Interactions.
The unique thing about this basic course on negotiation is that it will be…Continue
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I’d like to share a simulation I’ve recently written with co-authors Yael Efron and Nellie Munin: FlashPoint: Syria, 2014.
FlashPoint is a simulation-game constructed as a teaching-tool for the topics of conflict analysis and resolution, collaboration, negotiation, mediation and public international law – or any blend of these topics. The scenario is…Continue
At the ABA's DR conference in Miami, an initiative that had started the previous year turned into a tradition: Several dozen teachers offered each other use of their teaching materials to enhance each others' classrooms. It was such a wonderful environment to be in, and offered a great packet of take-aways for teachers. Below, is a write up of the materials shared, complete with links you can use to access them if these were available. Also see the…Continue
Added by Noam Ebner on April 29, 2014 at 2:53pm — No Comments
By Jacqueline H. Wilson
A colleague once remarked about northern Kenya as we flew over it en route to South Sudan, “I’ve been to many parts of the world, but I believe this is the most desolate place I have…Continue
As the administrator of DM&E for Peace, Search for Common Ground is often asked which resources are being accessed the most. After all, there are so many different resources on the website – where does one even start?
The answer, of course, depends on what you are looking for – which is why we created an extensive…Continue
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Here are some interesting links I came across this week:
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Imagine! Employees working collaboratively, addressing challenges, overcoming obstacles, being cordial and an encouragement to each other. No more watching your back or hurtful gossips. No one is trying to bully, manipulate or get you. Hey, you can even be vulnerable... This is not a dream it is possible in most workplaces.
For the next 10 weeks my company is sponsoring a Peace@work initiative as part of our contribution to the global peace…Continue
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This new blog, engagingpeace.com, has several concrete purposes:…Continue
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I have may have spoken too hastily in the past regarding conflict resources in the DR Congo. My rage at the inherent abuse led me to think that boycotting and protesting companies was perhaps the best way to go. I realize now, that I was wrong. This is the wrong approach.
Over the past six years, I have delved into this subject more than any other and have even gone so far as to ban all products for my personal use if I didn't know EXACTLY where they came from and what…Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on June 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I arrived in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, land of cacao and coffee, almost a week ago now. It’s not my first time in West Africa. I had been to Cote D’Ivoire in 2004, and during that time experienced the violence between pro-government militias and the French peacekeeping troops. At that time, military roadblocks were common along all roadways and made travel throughout the country incredibly…Continue
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Erle Frayne D. Argonza
01 May 2010
Solidarity greetings to all toiling men and women of the Philippines and the world!…Continue
The ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi) is making an effort to try and eradicate conflict metals from the tin industry. The extraction of raw materials in
many parts of the world funds extreme acts of violence; war crimes,
crimes against humanity, mass murder, rape, torture, enslavement, the
recruitment of child soldiers, mass abuse and displacement of people.
The complexity of…
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