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A GUIDE TO TWEETING FOR PEACE and SOCIAL CHANGE

A GUIDE TO TWEETING FOR PEACE and SOCIAL CHANGE

 

Since its founding in 2006, Twitter has rapidly grown to be one of the most powerful online platforms for connecting hundreds of millions of individuals and organizations around the world.   While the estimates vary, Twitter estimates they have over 100 million active monthly users of the platform and almost 500 million registered…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on July 24, 2014 at 8:45am — 13 Comments

Guide to Blogging for Peace and Social Change

This resource guide to Blogging for Social Change is designed to provide an introduction to what is a blog, to outline why PCDN individual and organizational members might want to actively undertake blogging, highlight some key success, as well highlight ethical issues and challenges that can arise that any blogger should consider.  As with all of PCDN's …

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Added by Craig Zelizer on July 23, 2014 at 4:40pm — 3 Comments

Please Consider Advertising on PCDN and Reach Thousands of Organizations and Individuals Around the World

Is your organization involved in peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development or international affairs issues?

Are you…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on July 7, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

Guide to Organizations Without/Beyond Borders

Over the past four decades, countless organizations have been formed to try and foster advocacy, collective action and bridge building to convene like minded professionals or individuals to work to address specific challenges in sectors ranging from health, education, conflict and others.

The purpose of this resource guide is to provide an overview of…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on July 5, 2014 at 6:22pm — 2 Comments

Resource Guides to Careers, Networking, Funding (and more) in Development, CR, and Related Fields

Please note that this site is designed to provide networking and sharing of promising practices. Individuals are not allowed to post their individual requests to find jobs as the site would deluged and there are other websites that do provide this service. However, we have developed several short guides to careers, academic programs, funding, research, teaching resources, practice in peacebuilding, international development, human rights and related…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on July 3, 2014 at 5:11pm — 55 Comments

Integrated Peacebuilding by Dr. Zelizer Please Share and add your reviews on Amazon

Dear Colleagues

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…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on June 27, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

Guide to Careers in International Affairs (Including Review of Top Job Sites)

Finding the right job in conflict resolution, international development and related fields requires a combination of the right experience and training, an understanding of the field, developing strong connections and a bit of serendipity. In addition to academic and/or professional training, it is essential to have an understanding of how conflict resolution works in practice. Many people working in conflict related jobs, will not find employment with "conflict…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on June 26, 2014 at 10:39am — 53 Comments

Please Help Celebrate the 7th Anniversary of PCDN

Dear Colleagues

We are very pleased to report that on June 1, 2014, PCDN celebrated its seventh anniversary. Since launching in 2007, PCDN has rapidly grown to be the leading online global…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on June 23, 2014 at 3:49pm — 1 Comment

Using social media for fundraising in disaster response

Had the pleasure of attending a wonderful panel on using social media for fundraising at Interaction from staff at the Center for Disaster Information from USAID.



One of the key challenges in crisis situations is that donors (often individuals) want to help by donating and the need to respond. Often…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on June 11, 2014 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Logos and egos; barriers to collaboration

PCDN staff are very pleased to be attending Interaction's 2014 forum this wek (see interaction.org) one of the leading events in in the international development community. We will be blogging and…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on June 11, 2014 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Top 10 Suggestions and Resources for Finding Internships in Intl Development, CR and Related Fields

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Many students are interested in finding appropriate internships in the field to help develop their skills and experience. There are a number of suggestions that could be helpful in the search for a great internship that are offered below. First please note that this site is designed to provide opportunities for networking and sharing resources. In general individual postings seeking jobs/internships are not…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on May 30, 2014 at 10:07am — 25 Comments

Guide to MA Program in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues



Many individuals around the world are interested in doing graduate work in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the MA or Ph.D. level. This guide is for MA level programs. For Ph.D. programs see the resource guide There are several excellent existing guides to finding programs listed below (Please note that no…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on May 28, 2014 at 8:37pm — 35 Comments

Guide to Ph.D. Programs in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Many individuals around the world are interested in doing graduate work in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the MA or Ph.D. level. This guide is focused solely on Ph.D. level programs. If you're interested in MA level programs, please consult the MA guide.



Several colleagues at Eastern Mennonite University, in their Conflict Transformation…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on May 17, 2014 at 11:28am — 26 Comments

How Organizations/Employers Can Benefit from Using the Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Dear Colleagues,



Membership in the Peace and Collaborative Development Network is free and open to individuals and organizations. However, PCDN strongly urges you to consider a paid membership in order to help support the network  (for more details see below or the…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on May 17, 2014 at 11:26am — 26 Comments

Top Sites for Finding Academic Jobs in Conflict Resolution, Development and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues

I frequently receive inquiries regarding what are the best methods for finding teaching jobs related to peace and conflict resolution. Below please find some suggestions and please feel free to add others.…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on May 15, 2014 at 4:48pm — 4 Comments

Useful Media Sites for News About Conflict and Peace

Dear Colleagues



In today's increasingly connected world there are thousands of resources available to obtain news and analysis about conflict and peace related issues. However, there are not that many sites that provide true in-depth analysis, reflection from a deep conflict or peace perspective. Within the field of conflict resolution there has also been a rapid growth in the field of peace journalism or peace media. The basic concept is that instead of media reporting passively…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on May 5, 2014 at 10:04pm — 32 Comments

Key Policy Institutions and Think Tanks in Peacebuilding and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues



Over the past two decades, many new institutions from governments, foundations and nonprofits have emerged that provide in-depth policy analysis of current conflicts and the effectiveness of existing responses. In order to stay up to date on current crises, success stories in preventing, managing and transforming conflicts, and larger policy lessons for the field, reading…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on May 2, 2014 at 4:29pm — 30 Comments

Essential Books in the Conflict Resolution Field

One of the goals of this site is to offer useful resources. In this endeavor, I would like to see if some members might want to suggest their top 10-15 books in the conflict resolution and development fields (and/or the intersection of the two). This could be interesting to compare lists and see what are the most frequently recommend texts:



Here are some key texts (feel free to recommend more)



Anderlini, Sanam. (2007). Women Building Peace: What They Do, Why It…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on April 29, 2014 at 3:26pm — 28 Comments

Guide to Social Entrepreneurship and Peacebuilding

Dear Colleagues



Greetings. In recent years there has been a virtual explosion in the field of social entrepreneurship. According to Ashoka, one of the pioneering organizations in the field, Social entrepreneurs are, "..individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change." (see…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on April 27, 2014 at 4:35pm — 26 Comments

Please Help PCDN Grow to 100,000 + Members by Inviting Others to Join and Supporting the Network

Dear Colleagues



Today the network reached 32,000 members from over 180 countries and is averaging over 340,000  hits a month. Please help us to continue to grow. As the world's largest network for peace and development, we have many initiatives to scale up and increase our impact.  There are several ways you can help PCDN grow including

  • Make a …
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Added by Craig Zelizer on April 23, 2014 at 6:50am — 3 Comments

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