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Ron Kraybill replied to Emi's discussion Urgent- Massacre approaching in Yarmouk
"Emi, I like your concern for the living and the ignored, but there is something tone-deaf about the choice of words here that I think damages our cause.  The words in the media and elsewhere are at times about cartoons but what is in…"
Jan 11
Ron Kraybill shared Steven L. Youngblood's blog post on Google +1
Dec 2, 2014
Ron Kraybill shared Steven L. Youngblood's blog post on Facebook
Dec 2, 2014
Ron Kraybill liked Steven L. Youngblood's blog post A peace-journalism style Ferguson front page
Dec 2, 2014
Ron Kraybill is now friends with Helen Tanner, Brad Heckman, Jennifer Lentfer and Jillian Post more
Oct 22, 2014
Ron Kraybill shared Institute for Economics & Peace's blog post on Google +1
Oct 22, 2014
Jillian Post replied to Ron Kraybill's discussion Them's Hornets, Fellers, Not Bears!
" Indeed, this analogy is highly accurate. I have first hand knowledge of a certain "hornet's nest". It is a long personal story that does not bear repeating. None the less, the day that Bush invaded Iraq (Afghanistan was bad…"
Sep 28, 2014
Ron Kraybill posted a discussion

s the Hornets, Fellers, Not the Bears

 Friends have recently reminded me about an essay I published in October, 2002. At that time the Bush administration was making clear moves for war against Saddam Hussein. Experiences with extremist organizations and the communities in which they operated in Africa and Asia made me doubtful this would have the intended effect. With only minor editing and an update to 2014 at the end, I republish it now, for the same argument still holds today.* * * * * * * * *A bear hunter gets stung by…See More
Sep 28, 2014
Ron Kraybill commented on Noam Ebner's blog post Teaching Negotiation Online: Part II – new resource available
"I spent years as a kind of hobby developing an online training resource on conflict styles that is now getting wide use in business training and academic settings.   It can be used entirely alone by an individual at a computer or in a…"
Sep 4, 2014
Ron Kraybill commented on Noam Ebner's blog post Simulation game for international conflict resolution & negotiation training
"Thanks, Noam, and also Yael Efron and Nellie Munin, for creating this well-crafted scenario and releasing it to the public.  There's a lot of work reflected there, particularly in the richness of the supporting materials. Two thoughts: 1)…"
Aug 19, 2014
Ron Kraybill commented on Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D.'s blog post Dangerous Memories and Teaching 9/11
"Thank you!  You address a critical issue here.  The concept of "critical emotional praxis" is very useful in helping conceptualize strategy in situations where we know something needs to be done, but we don't know what to do."
Jul 4, 2014
Ron Kraybill posted a blog post

Chance to take culturally adaptable conflict style inventory at no cost till the 17th

You can take the online version of my culturally adaptable conflict style inventory at no cost until the 17th, thanks to a Valentine's Week offer that publisher Riverhouse ePress is offering.   You will take a 10 minute quiz with 20 questions and get back a 6 page personalized Score Report by email, with tips for improving your conflict styles based on your scores.    That's a $6.95 giveaway of a research-based product that is in use at many leading conflict resolution training programs.  For…See More
Feb 14, 2014
Jennifer Lentfer left a comment for Ron Kraybill
"Thanks for your comment on my post Ron, and for the great quote from Mr. Theobold. I hope you continue to follow how-matters.org!"
Oct 15, 2012
Ron Kraybill commented on Jennifer Lentfer's blog post The Ego and International Aid
"Thanks for this piece.   I would add another danger of ego:  It drives many people to hungrily claim credit for work which ought to be credited to others.   When development workers, peacebuilders, NGO staff, or leaders of any kind…"
Oct 15, 2012
Ron Kraybill replied to Stephanie Knox Cubbon's discussion Reaching Beyond the "Peace" Community
"One of the most unrecognized causes of conflict and aspects of peacebuilding is decisionmaking.  Behind virtually all conflicts lie bad decisionmaking processes - lack of consultation, lack of transparency, lack of accountability.…"
Sep 16, 2012
Ron Kraybill commented on Deborah Drew's blog post "The Devils have come out, let me save my children!"
"Thank you for this useful summary.  I will use this as a reference in planning a workshop on women and peacebuilding coming up in Lesotho."
Jun 9, 2012

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Founder of Mennonite Conciliation Service, 1979-1988
Director of Training, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town, 1989-1995
Professor, Conflict Transformation Program, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1996-2007. Also director of Summer Peacebuilding Institute in its first few years.
Quaker International Affairs Representative to the Middle East, 2007-2008, based in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
United Nations Peace and Development Advisor, Lesotho, 2009 to present.
Publisher, Riverhouse ePress (www.RiverhouseEpress.com), 2004 onwards
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
US, Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Lesotho, Botswana, Ireland, Germany, UK, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Guyana, Jamaica, Israel, Jordan, Hong Kong.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Lesotho
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Peace and Development Advisor for the United Nations Development Program
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://riverhouseepress.com
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Development, Diplomacy, Education, Policing, Psychosocial, Social Entreprenuership
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Information Technology, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
I'm working on what I call a "whole field" theory of peacebuilding that recognizes the many important elements of peace processes.

The personal journey of self-care and transformation of peacebuilders.

Conflict styles.
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Chance to take culturally adaptable conflict style inventory at no cost till the 17th

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:49pm 0 Comments

You can take the online version of my culturally adaptable conflict style inventory at no cost until the 17th, thanks to a Valentine's Week offer that publisher Riverhouse ePress is offering.   You will take a 10 minute quiz with 20 questions and get back a 6 page personalized Score Report by email, with tips for improving your conflict styles based on your scores.    That's a $6.95 giveaway of a research-based product that is in use at many leading conflict resolution training…

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How to enable reconciliation after wrongdoings in the 20-30 year post-event phase

Posted on January 14, 2011 at 5:12am 10 Comments

Ian MacIntosh's thoughtful blog on symbolic gestures of reconciliation prompts me to add a second line of inquiry that is related but different: How to assist nations where there has been serious internal wrong doing on a broad scale (many killings by a wide variety of actors) as part of a power struggle or ethnic conflict) 20-30… Continue

Hope Requires Risk: The World Cup, Bullets for Settlers, and the US Patriot Act

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 4:30am 1 Comment

In this time of World Cup fever, I recall another season not long past in South Africa. In 1991, as a trainer living in Cape Town, I was invited to lead a workshop on conflict resolution for the Pan Africanist Congress. The group's hair-raising motto: "One Settler, One Bullet." Not sure whether "settler" also included me, I nevertheless accepted, on the strength of friendship with a regional leader of the PAC whose invitation I trusted. After a tense first thirty minutes during which I was…

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At 4:19pm on October 15, 2012, Jennifer Lentfer said…
Thanks for your comment on my post Ron, and for the great quote from Mr. Theobold. I hope you continue to follow how-matters.org!
 
 
 

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