By James M. Dorsey
Widely viewed as a shrewd financial investor, Qatar’s return on investment in soft power designed to position it as a progressive ally of world powers in the hope that they will come to the aid of the wealthy Gulf state in times of emergency is proving to be abysmal.
Qatar has invested billions of dollars in the building blocks of soft power that range from the hosting of multiple sporting events, foremost among which the 2022 World Cup; glitzy, high profile real…
Added by James M Dorsey on May 24, 2015 at 8:05am — No Comments
The fundamental challenge to the mediation movement is it's tendency to drift toward legalistic, coercive, manipulative, and outcome-focused methods. The theory and practice of transformative mediation provide a rationale and corresponding skills that make it easier for it to remain true to the ideal of party self-determination. But non-transformative mediators don't like to hear that. …Continue
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This post was originally published on May 22th, 2015 by Patrick Gregoire on the Education for Peacebuilding M&E community of practice. Visit us to learn more about the nexus of education and peacebuilding programming and access and share tools, findings, and methods to engage the challenges facing our fields. Make sure to visit our parent community,the …Continue
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Gender-based violence (GBV) has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including culture, education, health, economy, psychology, livelihoods and political participation. In fact, violence against women and girls was chosen as one of the critical areas of action following the Beijing Conference. This presents a key opportunity for different players, including government…Continue
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This course is designed to prompt an exploration of common behaviours and attitudes towards gender differences. It will present facts and figures about the situation of women and men in our society today – and references from key documents that highlight policies formulated to address gender concerns. Recent events have shown that if governments are serious about achieving the Millennium Development Goals, MDG’s, it is essential that gender be…
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Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute is currently accepting applications for the following online distance learning courses:
1) Online Certificate Course on Gender and Development Training, [3rd June – 3rd July 2015].
The course seeks to examine how gender identities are formed and re-shaped as a result of the development process – and responsive approaches in a…
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The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) hereby invites applications from scholars in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for a six-week research visit at DIHR in the autumn of 2015.
With this research visit programme, we seek to contribute to the exchange of experiences, knowledge and research on human rights between DIHR and scholars from the MENA region, as well as to facilitate the dissemination of…Continue
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Finding the right job in social change, development, peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, 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 social changeworks in practice. Many people working in social change , will not find employment with "social…Continue
Is your organization involved in peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development or international affairs issues?
Are you responsible for recruiting students, seeking candidates for jobs/consultancies , advertising for trainings, courses, events, postgraduate degrees?
Do you want to effectively reach thousands of interested individuals and organizations from around the…Continue
Added by Craig Zelizer on May 21, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Towns and villages around Lake Chad are absorbing refugees and migrants from around the region. Elie Djimbarnodji discusses the causes and consequences of this for community relations.Continue
Added by Insight on Conflict on May 21, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
By Steven Youngblood, Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT--Is Kuwaiti press free when journalists are prohibited from criticizing the emir (king) or from attacking religions like Islam.
Added by Steven L. Youngblood on May 21, 2015 at 7:38am — No Comments
InterAction’s Forum 2015 brings together over 1,000 global change leaders and practitioners June 22-24 in Washington, DC. I hope you will join us for this signature event. Why?
1. Forge Partnerships: Partnerships between all development actors are more important than ever, and Forum 2015 is the place to forge them. Meet speakers and participants who…
Added by Sam Worthington on May 20, 2015 at 12:19pm — No Comments
This is an excellent book on identity, culture and how these relate to conflict. The book exposes the inconvenient truth about the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico that few USAmericans are aware of - and the ramifications this has on the relationship between Puerto Ricans and the United States. My colleague Jackie Font ladies and gentlemen. This goes into the "and I knew her way back when!" category!…Continue
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...strong drive to write but very overwhelmed with both- the amount - and the deviation of the 3-4 directions of the…Continue
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PLEASE SUPPORT THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA'S APPLICATION FOR THE 2022 SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS. IF APPROVED, IN 2015, 2022 WILL BE ALMOST THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1984 SARAJEVO OLYMPICS.
-- To return the Olympics to Sarajevo and, thereby, to help to nurture world peace and understanding.…Continue
Added by Gaylen McGee on May 19, 2015 at 4:46pm — No Comments
Hello to all! My name is Patrick Gregoire and I am the Research Assistant of the Institutional Learning Team at Search for Common Ground. Last month, I had the pleasure of sitting down with an anthropologist who focuses on youth in the African Great Lakes region. He brought to my attention the importance of trust in good qualitative research and I want to open up the topic here to our fellow practitioners.
Qualitative research investigates people’s judgments and perceptions about a…Continue
Added by Education for Peacebuilding M&E on May 18, 2015 at 3:36pm — No Comments
At the Alliance for Peacebuilding annual conference last week, an amazing woman described the reality of structural violence during the discussion on Peacebuilding in America. Amy Hunter, Director of Racial Justice, YWCA Metro St. Louis, succinctly explained the reality of life in non-white America as violent. She wasn't referring to the African American boys running through the streets with toy guns, but to everyday conditions faced by families, schools and…Continue
Added by Cynthia Irmer on May 18, 2015 at 2:14pm — No Comments
Are you analyzing your data efficiently and displaying them effectively? Nearly all of us are responsible for producing reports for our colleagues, supervisors, and clients. Good data visualization is essential to analyzing your data quickly and with the greatest value.
The importance of data visualization has become apparent in the current ‘era of…Continue
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