All Blog Posts Tagged 'peace' (89)

Will Work for Peace – How to Get a Job as a Peacemaker

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Every job has the opportunity to work for peace if you know how to look for it. Join professor, practitioner, and educator David J. Smith and Stephen Kotev as they discuss how to get a job as a Peacemaker. Whether it is thinking differently about the job…


Added by Patricia M Porter on January 10, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A Platform for Action: Creating Peacebuilding Networks for Border Regions

A Platform for Action: Creating Peacebuilding Networks for Border Regions

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…


Added by Jeff Pugh on March 13, 2016 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Theatre of Witness – Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation and Peace

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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…


Added by Patricia M Porter on April 7, 2015 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

We all use some model or theoretical approach as we work with our clients. Itbeatitutudes[1] 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…


Added by Ronald K M Williams-Garcia on April 4, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Coexistence and Conflict

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…


Added by Patricia M Porter on July 15, 2014 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Conflict transformation skills training modules

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 Twitter…


Added by Jahan Zeb on May 20, 2014 at 12:12pm — 1 Comment

Stories Mediators Tell

Stories Mediators Tell

Guest writer Glen Parker is presenting at the 2013 ACR Annual Conference

Story telling is the glue…


Added by Werner Institute Blog on August 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Peace Psychology with Dr. Deri Ronis [Conflict Specialists Show]

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:

  • Peace Psychology

  • How to Handle Conflict Handbook

  • Hypnotherapy

  • Using Meditation to Prepare for…

Added by Dave Hilton on July 15, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

UN Mediation & Peacemaking Website

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:


Established in 2008, the Standby Team is a group of full-time mediation experts that can be rapidly deployed to provide technical advice to United Nation’s officials and others leading mediation and conflict…


Added by Jeff Thompson on March 15, 2013 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Fuggetaboutit (and move forward) -- Mediation, New York-style

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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…


Added by Patricia M Porter on May 5, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

A new direction

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…


Added by Rebecca Sargent on April 21, 2012 at 12:38am — No Comments

Restorative Justice: Finding a Justice That Satisfies

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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…


Added by Patricia M Porter on April 13, 2012 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Restorative Justice with Doug Noll from Lawyer to Peacemaker


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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…


Added by Patricia M Porter on April 8, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Restorative Justice Series Begins for April Shows

The Texas Conflict Coach Blog Talk Radio show announces the following upcoming Restorative Justice series starting in the month of April, held every Tuesday night from 7:00-7:30 pm CST/8:00-8:30 pm EST

To participate, either go to the designated link for each show or call-in live at…

Added by Patricia M Porter on April 1, 2012 at 9:44pm — No Comments

This Week in the World in Conflict... March 12th-19th, 2012.

  • A new Oxford University study has found that a beta-blocker drug may possibly reduce “subconscious” racism. The drug is thought to work by clocking activation of the peripheral autonomic nervous system and in areas of the brain involved with formulating emotional responses, including fear.
  • The Transitional Justice Institute…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 20, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... March 8th-15th, 2012.

  • A key player in the 2011 Conservative party campaign for Guelph is refusing to answer more questions, on the advice of his lawyer, from Elections Canada investigators probing fraudulent robo-calls in the riding during the last election that allegedly misled voters. In an extremely rare move, the Conservative…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 15, 2012 at 6:06pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... March 7th-14th, 2012.

  • The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace released a new report discussing the threat of the terrorist group Lashkare-Taiba (LeT) in South Asia. The report suggests that the group is the second most dangerous terrorist group in the region, after al-Qaeda.
  • The United States named…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 14, 2012 at 7:56pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... March 6th-13th, 2012.

  • A new American initiative to improve the notoriously poor LGBT rights in sub-Saharan Africa is reportedly inspiring a large backlash. Sub-Saharan Africa is marked by widespread homophobia as well as chronic dependence on foreign aid, in particular from the US, and the idea that the two issues might now be linked seems…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 13, 2012 at 7:11pm — No Comments

This Week in the World of Conflict... March 5th-12th, 2012.

  • Brandeis University in Massachusetts is offering a Master’s Program in Coexistence and Conflict with several scholarship opportunities. The program is geared towards professionals.
  • The Summer Peacebuilding Institute in Harrisonburg, Virginia is still open for the 2012 year. The institute offers courses in development, humanitarian assistance,…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 12, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... March 3rd-10th, 2012.

  • The European Union pulled a TV ad from circulation and apologized after many considered it racist. The ad featured several non-Western martial artists who confront a white brunette (symbolizing Europe) with weaponry and ends with her surrounding them.
  • President Lukashenka of Belarus…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 11, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

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