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Reflections on Decolonizing and the #RhodesMustFall Student Movement, by AC4 Fellow, Kayum Ahmed

by |September 11th, 2017

While the AC4 Fellowship affords students the opportunity to conduct field research through its generous grant, one of the incredible advantages of the Fellowship is the space it offers to reflect on these experiences. Over the course of the Fellowship, I wrote three op-ed pieces that starts in Cape Town and is centered on a new radical… read more

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“They were made to eat meat, not grass”: A local conflict, but not with lions; by Adam Pekor

by |August 14th, 2017

Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is an extraordinary place.  Part of the greater Serengeti ecosystem, the NCA hosts some of Earth’s most incredible natural wonders, including the great wildebeest migration and the famed Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcanic caldera containing one of the densest populations of lions in Africa.  The NCA is also home to… read more

Highlights from the 30th Annual IACM Conference

by |July 28th, 2017

The 30th Annual International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Conference recently took place in Berlin, Germany, and brought together students and scholars from around the world. Many from the AC4  team attended the conference, presenting about current research and celebrating the scholarship, learning community and the unique cultural experience in Berlin. There are a number… read more

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Planning for the Unplanned: Research Experiences from the Field – this Wednesday, 5/3, 3-5PM, at TC

by |May 1st, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 3017 | 3-5PM Everett Lounge (First Floor, Zankel Hall) Teachers College | Columbia University This panel will include speakers who bring research experience in the field and/or are positioned to share other equally important insights about preparation, ethics, issues of security, research on sensitive topics, etc. Panelists will share their experiences and focus their comments… read more

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CMM Learning Exchange 2016: Reflection from AC4 Fellow, Aleksandra Kasymova

by |December 2nd, 2016

When I received the congratulations letter from AC4 about my fellowship to participate in the CMM Learning Exchange, my academic advisor, the reference for my application, told me: “Kudos to you! Now you are a real CMMer!” At that moment I was not sure that I knew who exactly a real CMMer was but I… read more

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New Publication on Project Ankur, from 2015 Fellowship Receipients

by |November 23rd, 2016

Srishti Sardana and Marina Marcus, team recipients of the 2015 Fellowship, have received their first publication for Project Ankur, their AC4 sponsored project. The full paper, published in Journal of Clinical Psychology, is available here: “Narratives of Violence, Pathology, and Empowerment: Mental Health Needs Assessment of Home-Based Female Sex Workers in Rural India.“ The paper gives an overview… read more

You Will Feel the Pain; Reflection from AC4 Fellow, Kelsey Woodrick

by |October 12th, 2016

“You will feel pain. You will feel the pain of my people.” These words circulated my mind as I dressed, covering my neck, to my wrists, to my ankles. “Do not try to fit in and wear Karen clothes; you are not Karen.” I wore a plaid shirt, never having buttoned to the top, a… read more

Educations of Out of School Youth in Tepito; Reflection from AC4 Fellow, Jordan Corson

by |October 10th, 2016

When I lived in Mexico in 2013 and 2014, I knew even less than the little I now know about the country. As part of my education, I would often ask friends and colleagues about education systems in Mexico. From these conversations, I learned a bit about topics such as Zapatista schools and autonomous communities… read more

Addressing Religious & Ethnic Violence Through Peace Education in Myanmar: Reflection from AC4 Fellow, Mary Pham

by |September 15th, 2016

My Background in Peace and Conflict Education Conflict is no stranger to me or my heritage. My grandparents, devout followers of Catholicism, fled Northern Vietnam due to the fear of religious persecution. My parents were refugees from the Vietnam War—a war spanning nearly two decades—having lived through episodes of direct violence in their communities, their… read more

Youth Engagement in the MENA Region with UNICEF: Reflection from AC4 Fellow, Rahma Ahmed

by |August 16th, 2016

Arriving to ‘The Field’ For my project, I’m working as an intern in the Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) Section for UNICEF’s MENA regional office. The role is mainly focused on analysing the trends in youth social media engagement in the region, with an aim of understanding emerging digital technologies and how they can be… read more