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Conflict and Peace Events at Columbia Next Week (12/8 – 12/14)

by |December 5th, 2017

7th Annual Conference of The Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Networks: “Present Past: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice” Thursday, December 7 – Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Columbia University Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building | 420 West 118 Street RSVP Sustaining Peace: Partnerships for Conflict Prevention and… read more

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News from Medellin, Colombia!

by |November 29th, 2017

Working shoulder to shoulder, in partnership, with grassroots organizations has always been the essence of the Youth Peace and Security Program. During the first week of November, the YPS team, Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Dr. Aldo Civico and Joan C. Lopez, traveled to Medellin, Colombia to hold strategic meetings with partners on the ground, and to… read more

Conflict and Peace Events at Columbia Next Week (12/1 – 12/7)

by |November 28th, 2017

Climate Change Impacts: Relocation to Safer Ground Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Columbia University Morningside Campus, Faculty House, 3rd Floor | 64 Morningside Drive Teachers’ Lounge: Negotiating the Terms of Assessment Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Columbia University Morningside Campus, Butler Library, Room 212 |… read more

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Reflections from Summer Field Research by AC4 Fellow, Gretchen Baldwin

by |November 22nd, 2017

I am uncomfortable with any logic that centers itself around the word ‘peace.’ I believe that to fall back on capital ‘p’ Peace causes us to depoliticize its purported opposite, conflict, in ways that relegate those involved and affected to identity checkmarks. Women are cast as peacemakers, men as antagonists, non-state armed actors become either… read more

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Sustainable Peace Project Team Presents at the International Peace Institute

by |November 22nd, 2017

On November 3rd, Dr. Peter T. Coleman, Dr. Larry S. Liebovitch, Dr. Douglas P. Fry and Jaclyn Donahue of the Sustainable Peace Project at AC4 presented preliminary findings at the International Peace Institute in New York City. The presentation was included at International Peace Institute for an event titled What Does Empirical Research Tell Us About Sustainable Peace. The… read more

Conflict and Peace Events at Columbia Next Week (11/17 – 11/23)

by |November 14th, 2017

Quench: Exploring Genders Across Cultures Friday, November 17, 2017 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Columbia University Morningside Campus, Schapiro Hall, Main Lounge | 605-615 W. 115 Street Central Asian Diaspora in the USA: The Case of Kyrgyz Americans Friday, November 17, 2017 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Columbia University Morningside Campus, Davis Auditorium,… read more

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Conflict and Peace Events at Columbia Next Week (11/10 – 11/16)

by |November 7th, 2017

Factions, Fears, and Fake News Friday, November 10, 2017  | 10:00 am – 11:00 am Columbia University Morningside Campus, Heyman Center for the Humanities, 2nd Floor Common Room | 74 Morningside Dr. Book Talk: The Sustainable City with Steven Cohen at Book Culture Monday, November 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Book Culture… read more

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Final Thoughts – Reflection from Amman, Jordan, from AC4 Fellow, Megan Germain

by |November 2nd, 2017

Final Thoughts – August 23rd, 2017  The completion of training materials for the Participatory Action Research Program was my favorite deliverable this summer. Some Arab youth have a lot of “Do’s and Don’ts” and “How To’s” heading their way! As the training is implemented in Syria, the participating youth will be learning about the ethics… read more

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Conflict and Peace Events at Columbia Next Week (11/03 – 11/09)

by |October 31st, 2017

Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century Friday, November 3, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm Columbia University Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Room 1219 | 420 W. 118 Street Invisible No More: Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color in Troubled Times Friday, November 3rd –… read more

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Redefining the Notion of Community Building: Strategic Community Building as Peace Building in Medellín, Colombia

by |October 23rd, 2017

Medellín, Colombia, has been an urban epicenter of political violence for more than 40 years. As the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) concluded their peace negotiations putting an end to more than 50 years of civil war, youth leaders in Medellín continued to find ways to cope with the conflict…. read more