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Canadian School of Peacebuilding and Rey Ty are now friends
Mar 31
Rey Ty posted a discussion

Lessons from Shakespear: Paper recommends using humor in difficult times

Abstract:This paper addresses the problem of teaching adults learners who are going through difficult times. Lessons are learned from Shakespeare’s King Lear. Humor is a powerful tool that can be used to highlight tragic reality. Through thoughtful laughter, humor comforts people. On the one hand, humor eases tension. On the other hand, humor intensifies tension by exposing harsh realities in a comic way. Hence, humor can be used as a tool to facilitate learning about complex issues and…See More
Mar 19
Rey Ty joined Jijoy Mathew's group

Gandhi Peace Builders

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (later called Mahatma Gandhi) was outstanding figure for peace and truth. His guidelines remarkably played a significant role all over the world for making peace and harmony.Gandhi Peace Builders is an international movement which starts from the bit of hope for the integral development of the harmonious community without racial, color, religious and national barriers.See More
Mar 19
Rey Ty replied to Thania Acarón's discussion Examples of Dance and Peacebuilding?
"Thania: Our programs use dance for peacebuilding. If you type dance, peace, hip hop, and my name, you will find online materials. Best wishes, Rey "
May 14, 2013
Arif Khalil left a comment for Rey Ty
"Thank you Rey for sharing the requested chart from Wikipedia. I was away for quite sometime couldn't see your kind response :-( Thank You Very Much! ARIF KHALIL"
Feb 11, 2013
Rey Ty replied to Habib Elahi Sahibzada's discussion Ph.D in Peace Education, by Habib Elahi Sahibzada Hazara University Pakistan
"Congratulations! So glad to hear about the great news. I look forward to reading your dissertation. Best wishes. Rey Ty"
Jan 25, 2013
Rey Ty commented on Sarah Hillyer's blog post Integration vs. Assimilation: Does anyone have a great article or resource?
"Some links…"
Jan 6, 2013
Rey Ty commented on Brad Heckman's blog post Somebody give that buddha a tissue already.
"Nice reflections. Thanks for sharing."
Jan 2, 2013
Rey Ty replied to Sally Carlton's discussion A review of John Gittings' The Glorious Art of Peace
"Thanks for sharing, Sally. I will get a copy of the book."
Dec 30, 2012
Rey Ty left a comment for Arif Khalil
"Hello, Arif: Here's an entry on Bloom's taxonomy at Best wishes to you, Rey"
Dec 29, 2012
Jijoy Mathew left a comment for Rey Ty
"you are welcome...... Keep in touch with me... Happy new year"
Dec 28, 2012
Rey Ty left a comment for Theory of Change Community
"Thanks for your invitation to be a friend. Best wishes, Rey"
Dec 18, 2012
Rey Ty is now friends with Theory of Change Community, Rahmatullah Turk and Jijoy Mathew
Dec 18, 2012
Rey Ty left a comment for Rahmatullah Turk
"Thanks for your invitation to be a friend. Best wishes, Rey"
Dec 18, 2012
Rey Ty left a comment for Jijoy Mathew
"Jijoy, Thanks for your invitation to be a friend. Best wishes, Rey"
Dec 18, 2012
Rey Ty liked The Nomad's discussion Call for Papers: Volume I, Issue 4
Oct 7, 2012
Rey Ty replied to Craig Zelizer's discussion New Free Publication from the Metta Center for Nonviolence: ROADMAP–A STRATEGY FOR LONG-TERM NONVIOLENT TRANSFORMATION
"The roadmap looks great. How can it be used successfully to end the conflict in (1) Palestine and (2) Syria?"
Oct 2, 2012
Rey Ty commented on Cameron M. Chisholm's blog post Sound smart at your dinner party tonight: Read the Peace & Security Report to catch-up on this week's global events
"With all due respect, I was shocked to read a catchy title inappropriate to the content of PSR: "Sound smart at your dinner party tonight." Surely, we need to be catchy to attract the attention of readers. However, when we talk of child…"
Sep 14, 2012
Rey Ty replied to Craig Zelizer's discussion New Free Publication from the Metta Center for Nonviolence: ROADMAP–A STRATEGY FOR LONG-TERM NONVIOLENT TRANSFORMATION
"Thanks for sharing. Looks like a great material. Does anyone have some concrete ideas on how this roadmap can be used and applied for (1) age-old Israel-Palestine conflict and (2) the escalating U.S.-Israel-Iran conflict over nuclear power in Iran.…"
Sep 12, 2012

Profile Information

Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I am the Training Coordinator of the International Training Office, Division of International Programs, Northern Illinois University. We handle programs involving, among others, interfaith dialogue, inter-ethnic relations, leadership development, conflict resolution, and peace.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional), university
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Asia in general, Cyprus, Philippines, Sri Lanka, U.S.A.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
International Training Office, Northern Illinois University
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Democratization, Development, Dialogue, Diplomacy, Education, Environment, Facilitation, Gender, Health, Human Rights, Information and Communication Technology, Internally Displaced, Humanitarian Relief, Organizational Development, Peacekeeping, Psychosocial, Refugees, Rule of Law, Security, Social Entreprenuership, Terrorism
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Fundraising, Information Technology, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Human Rights, Conflict Resolution and Peace Activism, Gender, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society, mass democratic movements, popular education, preventive diplomacy, humanitarian intervention, regional task-sharing, truth commissions
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
1. Ty, R. (2011). Social Injustice, Human Rights Based Education, and Citizens’ Direct Action to Promote Social Transformation in the Philippines. In Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 6(3), (in the press).
2. Vivona, B., & Ty, R. (2011). Traumatic death in the workplace: Why should HRD care? In Advances in Human Resources, 13, 99-113.
3. Ty, R. (2000). The concept of power and the “relative equality” of women and men in Southeast Asia. In The Human Rights Journal 4(1 & 2), 57-80.
4. Ty, R. (1997). The human rights debate in the Southeast Asian region: Universality vs. cultural relativism. INEF Report, 23, 3-14. Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden der Gerhard-Mercator-Universität-GH-Duisburg zur wissenschaftlichen Begleitung der Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden. Gesamthochschule Duisburg. Heft 23/1997. (Institute for Development and Peace at the Gerhard-Mercator-University-GH-Duisburg for the scientific support of the Foundation for Development and Peace. Gesamthochschule Duisburg. Issue 23/1997).
5. Ty, R. (1997). Socio-economic development and political freedom in the Philippines. In The Human Rights Journal 3(2), 63-108.
6. Ty, R. (1996). Pour un universalisme sans exclusives: Notre commune humanité. Thématique n° 4, Cultures, Education et Sociétés: La place des droits de l’homme, (Geneva, Switzerland ; also available in
7. Ty, R. (1996). Human rights of migrant labor and refugees in the member states of the ASEAN. Foreign Relations Journal XI(1), 49-82.
8. Ty, R. (1992 April-May). Teaching children’s rights in the Philippines. Social Education 56(4), 220-221.

Other Publications
1. Ty, R (in the press now 2011). Three models of peace education: Implications and challenges for societies experiencing internal armed conflicts. In M. Thapa (Ed.). Internal conflicts & peace building challenges. New Delhi: India: New Century Publication.
2. Beltran-Figueroa, M. & Ty, R. (2011). Weaving together the lives of refugee women. Proceedings of the Midwest Research to Practice Conference. St. Charles, MO: Lindenwood University.
3. Beltran-Figueroa, M., Folkman, D., Glowacki-Dudka, M., Syam, D. S., & Ty, R. (2011). Models of common ground for social action, community development, and scholarly research. Proceedings of the Midwest Research to Practice Conference. St. Charles, MO: Lindenwood University.
4. Ty, R. (2010 December). Indigenous peoples in the Philippines: Continuing Struggle. Focus Asia-Pacific, 62, 6-9. Osaka, Japan: HuRights.
5. Ty, R. (for submission for publication in 2011). Indigenous peoples in the Philippines: History, role of the state, indigenous peoples’ rights and challenges.
6. Beltran-Figueroa, M. & Ty, R. (2011). Critical HRD and culturally appropriate human rights-based projects for refugees. Proceedings of the AHRD Conference. Chicago, IL: Academy of Human Resource Development.

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At 9:46am on February 11, 2013, Arif Khalil said…

Thank you Rey for sharing the requested chart from Wikipedia. I was away for quite sometime couldn't see your kind response :-(

Thank You Very Much!


At 10:52pm on December 28, 2012, Jijoy Mathew said…

you are welcome......

Keep in touch with me...

Happy new year

At 1:40am on August 28, 2012, Arif Khalil said…

Dear Rey Ty, I just visited your profile to post these comments. All the work you are doing looks great.

My query is about Bloom's taxonomy on the chart Jennifer Lentfer quoted yesterday on her blog. Would you please tell me more on the composition in this chart?

At 3:40pm on July 11, 2012, UMO ISUA IKOH said…

Dear Rey,

I seek to know how my organization (Peace Point Action) can partnar in your programs especially in Niger Delta region and Nigeria in general where peace building efforts needs to be intensified to reduce conflict currentlly going on in the Country.

At 11:38am on December 19, 2011, Craig Zelizer said…

Thanks..good suggestions

At 12:06pm on November 11, 2011, Michelle Lee Rosenthal, LMSW said…

Please use all caps: PCDN and be sure to spell it correctly.Please Let me know if it worked. Michelle

At 10:54am on November 11, 2011, Michelle Lee Rosenthal, LMSW said…

Hi, Thanks for trying to down load the book.  Please try again.  I was able to down load it for free to my computer using this code.  I wrote to the publisher.  Hopefully he will be able to resolve the issue. Michelle

At 3:01pm on September 26, 2011, Jennifer Lentfer said…

Thanks for following Rey! I appreciate your comment and your support!

At 3:28am on August 29, 2011, Dennis Bours said…

Dear Mr. Rey Ty,


Given your involvement in peace and conflict resolution and focus on Asia, I would like to bring your attention to the upcoming Asia Pacific Mediation Forum (APMF) not-for-profit event; "The Asia Pacific Mediation Leadership Summit - From Talk To Action", taking place in Bangkok 2 - 4 December 2011, which brings together mediation and ADR specialists from various fields; including family mediation, commercial and workplace mediation, court-annexed mediation, conflict and community mediation, climate change and disaster response mediation and various cross-sectional themes, like for example human rights, cross-cultural dynamics and women in mediation.

Do have a look at my profile and the Mediation Summit's link (, feel free to email me or send me a message when having any questions regarding participation and also do feel free to forward the information about our Summit to your colleagues.

Kind regards,

Dennis Bours

At 11:58am on January 24, 2011, Institute for Economics & Peace said…

Thank you for your interest in our research (re: Institute for Economics and Peace blog post and sorry for the delayed response. Hopefully this information is still helpful to you.


We published the Structural Attributes of Peaceful Nations in our 2010 Discussion Paper on Peace, Wealth, and Human Potential. This report can be downloaded as a PDF  at, under the Global Peace Index tab. The report's ISBN number is 9780980627930.


Best of luck!


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