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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 April 12, 2014 at 7:30am — 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 April 12, 2014 at 7:29am — 3 Comments

Guide to Key Resources for Funding Work in Peacebuilding, International Dev and Related Fields

In this section, I will provide some of the key resources for obtaining funding for on the ground work. Please also take a look at the posting 12 Key Steps to Obtaining Funding for on the Ground Work which provides overall conceptual strategies.



Please note that we do not allow any requests for funding on this site as the network would be deluged.…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on April 5, 2014 at 6:13pm — 37 Comments

Top Resources for Finding Scholarships/Fellowships in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues,

There are countless opportunities for individuals seeking to pursue academic study at all levels to obtain financial support from private foundations, directly from academic institutions and from various governmental and intergovernmental agencies. In addition, there are a number of fellowships that provide funding for independent research/internships/language study as part of (or after completing) an academic program. As part of…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on April 2, 2014 at 6:47am — 30 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 March 30, 2014 at 8:33am — 52 Comments

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

Dear Colleagues



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 March 16, 2014 at 4:22pm — 25 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 February 27, 2014 at 4:29pm — 26 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 February 13, 2014 at 8:12am — 32 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 February 11, 2014 at 3:40pm — 55 Comments

Guide to Training Programs in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

One avenue to develop additional skills related to peace and conflict resolution is through various training programs. Pursuing academic studies is one great method to developing expertise and for more information about programs see the Academic Guide. In this section, I provide some general suggestions for key…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on February 2, 2014 at 1:53pm — 22 Comments

Key Policy Institutions and Think Tanks in Peacebuilding and Related Fields

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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 January 25, 2014 at 12:12pm — 27 Comments

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

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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 January 24, 2014 at 2:46pm — 34 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 responsible for recruiting students, seeking candidates for jobs/consultancies ,…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on January 22, 2014 at 7:13pm — No 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 January 22, 2014 at 6:47pm — 26 Comments

Workshop Materials for How to Write a Successful Fellowship/Scholarship Application

Dear Colleagues



I have conducted a number of workshops for students in various contexts about how to write a successful fellowship application. For the workshops I have put together a short-power point presentation that provides some key tips and strategies for developing an effective proposal, and also some key fellowship resources.



I am uploading the slides to this site, as perhaps some faculty may want to use the slides to help conduct workshops for their own…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on January 11, 2014 at 8:27am — 41 Comments

12 Actions for a More Peaceful 2014 (please add your own suggestions)

Dear PCDN Colleagues

I wanted to put together a list of 12 possible recommendations to help make the world more peaceful and encourage others to contribute their own lists as we move into 2014. Please also consider Paying What You Can to …

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Added by Craig Zelizer on January 9, 2014 at 1:21pm — 73 Comments

Georgetown M.A. Program in Conflict Resolution Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 Academic Year

Georgetown University's two-year…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on January 5, 2014 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Linking Peacebuilders: Key Network Organizations in the Field

Dear Colleagues



As the conflict resolution and peacebuilding field has grown an increasing number of organizations and associations have been formed to help share information, exchange best practice, work on conflict advocacy, etc. Some organizations are more practitioner focused and concentrate more on organizations, while others are more for…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on January 2, 2014 at 4:46pm — 30 Comments

Guide to Social Entrepreneurship and Peacebuilding

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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… Continue

Added by Craig Zelizer on January 1, 2014 at 3:15am — 26 Comments

Thank you for Supporting PCDN - Happy Holidays and Goals for 2014

“The Peace and Collaborative Development Network has been and continues to be the single best resource for me as a peacebuilder, online or otherwise. The number of quality connections I have made, both with work/research opportunities and with other individuals in the field, has been tremendous. I find the network to be absolutely invaluable and unrivaled for professionals in the fields of conflict resolution, peacebuilding,…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on December 31, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments

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