Women, Peace and Security Program Team Travels to Mozambique

by |April 20th, 2017

Mozambique’s devastating civil war ended in 1992 with a widely lauded peace agreement, but growing instability in recent years has threatened the sustainability of this peace. Following a ceasefire declared in December 2016, the country’s leaders are poised to negotiate a new peace agreement. Meanwhile, in the context of increased governmental policy commitment to gender… read more

Innovation Lab

by |February 28th, 2017

Network of Scholars and Practitioners For over 15 years, Dr. Coleman has been exploring conflict through the lens of complexity science. With a group of interdisciplinary colleagues including Robin Vallacher, Andrzej Nowak, Andrea Bartoli, Lan Bui-Wrzosinska, Larry Liebovitch, Naira Musallam and Katharina Kugler he formed the Dynamics of Conflict working group to explore conflict dynamics through mathematics…. read more

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CU Peace Incubator Groups @MD-ICCCR

by |February 5th, 2017

Our partners at the Morton Deutsch International Center on Cooperation and Conflict Resolution are starting incubator groups for students and alumni across the university. Learn more about this unique opportunity to get involved in applying science to peacebuilding.    Info Session: Thursday, Feb 16, 6-7pm Contact:

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Environmental Conflict: Lessons from Papua New Guinea, with Dr. Fisher

by |November 4th, 2016

This week, on November 2nd, Dr. Joshua Fisher, AC4 Director, and Professor Sarah Knuckey (Columbia Law School) presented preliminary findings and lessons learned from their ongoing human rights work in Papua New Guinea at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 headquarters in New York. The presentation was co-sponsored by the EPA’s Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center, the EPA Region… read more

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Environmental Peacebuilding Training for Executives from Colombia

by |October 25th, 2016

With colleagues at the Center for Information and Earth Sciences Information Network (CIESIN), AC4 designed and offered a one-week intensive executive training program in Environmental Peacebuilding. Fifteen professionals, most from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogatá, Colombia, participated during September 26th-30th at Columbia University. The program prepares mid-level managers to understand the dynamic connections between environment… read more

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AC4 Returns to the Basque Country

by |March 4th, 2016

On February 1, AC4 Executive Co-Chair Dr. Peter T. Coleman and project coordinator Kristen Rucki traveled to Bilbao, Basque Country. There they initiated the ground-truthing and stakeholder engagement phase of AC4’s Sustainable Peace Mapping Initiative, and Dr. Coleman also gave a public presentation on the topic of sustainable peace. In a half-day workshop co-sponsored by… read more

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The First Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness Youth Cohort Graduates!

by |December 13th, 2012

By Raelene Hodgson, CRUW youth worker As the leaves changed colour and crispness appeared in the air, this October marked the completion of the inaugural year of the Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness program (CRUW). Over the past seven months, 26 youth spent every second Saturday learning, playing and getting their hands dirty at the UBC… read more

Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: Some Background Information

by |December 13th, 2012

Aboriginal peoples across North America share a common history of colonization and assimilation that spans many generations, and reclaiming cultural and political autonomy in the face of lingering prejudice is a complex and ongoing process.  Within Canada, “Aboriginal” is a legal designation that includes First Nations, Inuit and Métis (those of shared First Nations and… read more

The Missing Piece in Sustainable Peace

by |November 8th, 2012

The Missing Piece in Sustainable Peace Peter T. Coleman November 4, 2012 Despite Governor Romney’s newfound call for international peace during the final presidential debate, as well as all of the other political rhetoric bandied about on peace, the fact is we know very little about what it is (and what it isn’t), the conditions… read more

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Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness on the West Coast

by |October 24th, 2012

By David Overall, CRUW Research Coordinator Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) In the City of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada’s Aboriginal peoples comprise the nation’s youngest and fastest growing  population. In Canada, the term “Aboriginal” denotes First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada. Between 1996 and 2006, the Aboriginal population of Canada… read more