By Jeffrey D. Pugh, Director of Conflict Resolution Graduate Programs and Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, & Global Governance
In the midst of conflicts over refugees in Europe, xenophobic political discourse in the United States, and border clashes elsewhere, UMass Boston has partnered…Continue
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Theater of Witness is a form of performance in which the true life stories of people whose voices haven’t been heard in society are performed by the storytellers themselves as a way for audiences to bear witness to significant social issues. The theater productions are scripted from…Continue
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We all use some model or theoretical approach as we work with our clients. It matters not what type of peacemaking work we are doing. We do so from the foundation of some conceptual construct. More, we aim for the results most frequently associated with that construct. Most of these constructs have a recent origin. Rarely do we think about the evolution of peacemaking.
This article comes to remind you that we can…Continue
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Managing inter-communal conflict and violence is critical to national and international security in today's world. As societies are becoming more diverse, many more countries are facing ethnic, religious, cultural and social conflicts. The globalization of such conflicts is also increasing. Join me as I speak with Mari Fitzduff, the Program Director of the Coexistence and Conflict program at The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis…Continue
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I am interested to get input, guidance and support to provide/develop conflict transformation skills training modules for middle and high students in Ontario Canada.
I plan to adapt these trainings for the high school and college students in the Swat Valley of Pakistan latter in partnership with facilitators and teachers.
I appreciate any input, guidance and will be pleased to continue this conversation. Best wishes Jahan Zeb Email firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter…Continue
Stories Mediators Tell
Guest writer Glen Parker is presenting at the 2013 ACR Annual Conference
Story telling is the glue…Continue
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In this 17th Episode of the Conflict Specialists Show, Dave Hilton interviews Dr. Deri Ronis (Conflict Resolution Centre).
Some of the topics in today’s episode:
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Did you know the UN has a site dedicated to peacemaking?
They also have a mediation response team always on standby ready and able to help when called upon.
From the site:
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Brad will provide overview of the New York Peace Institute, the city's largest civilian peacebuilding force -- which gets in the middle of thousands of neighborhood, family, community, and business disputes each year. The Peace Institute provides free mediation services, trains and credentials peace building…
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During the last two years, I have truly enjoyed writing my This Week in Conflict reports, but alas, the time has come for me to take an extended, and perhaps permanent, break from it.
My goal for the reports was to learn more about what was going on in some of the more obscure conflicts on our planet and try to share that news in the most concise way. The real challenge I found was trying to get at the reality of the situation via news reports, to verify the content. One thing I found…Continue
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If our current legal system was effectively delivering justice, why is crime and violence continuing to spiral out of control all around the Globe? What are the demands of justice? What does justice feel like? When is justice satisfied? In order to find answers to these questions we need to reframe the debate about what…Continue
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Is it possible to turn murderers into peacemakers? Is it possible to find world peace? Is peacemaking just a happy thought or a hard-nosed, pragmatic approach to intractable conflicts?
In our Restorative Justice series, I will be speaking with Doug Noll, internationally renowned…Continue
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