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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

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Conflict and Peace Events at Columbia Next Week (10/31 -11/4)

by |October 25th, 2016

Our next Perspectives on Peace event is just around the corner- can’t wait to see you next Friday: Conversation on Sebastian Junger’s book “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging” Friday, November 4, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Teachers College – Cowin Auditorium   Events Next Week: Winning the War with… read more

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Criminal Justice Infrastructure in Washington D.C.; Reflection by AC4 Fellow, Zachary Zill

by |October 10th, 2016

It was a picture-perfect summer day when I went searching for answers about the dramatic transformation of my hometown that has taken place over the past twenty years. In front of me, a ribbon of highway traversed the hilly countryside of western Maryland. Above my head, cotton candy clouds glowed in an electric blue sky…. read more

Conflict and Peace Events at Columbia Next Week (10/3 – 10/7)

by |September 29th, 2016

Visualizing Sustainable Peace Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Columbia University, Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School, Room 102A A presentation and discussion of the Sustainable Peace Project. Discussants include: Peter T. Coleman, Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Joshua Fisher, Jaclyn Donahue and Kristen Rucki, AC4, the Earth Institute, Columbia University; Larry S. Liebovitch, Queens College, City University… read more

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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

Interview with Cody Pope, AC4 Fellow, 2011 Cohort

by |August 10th, 2016

Cody Pope, one the 2011 AC4 Graduate Fellows, works on political risk, policy analysis and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. He completed his Masters in International Security Policy and Conflict Resolution at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. As an AC4 fellow, he focused on foreign investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly in the mining… read more

Reflection from AC4 Fellow, Fernando Montero

by |February 23rd, 2016

Two days into my stay on the Afro-indigenous Miskitu Coast of Nicaragua, a shootout between mestizo settlers and local indigenous residents in a small Miskitu village shocked the region and brought sustained national media attention to the coast for the first time in years. Tensions between non-indigenous settlers and Miskitu residents are a longstanding issue… read more

12th Annual Morton Deutsch Awards for Social Justice- Call for Student Papers, Deadline Feb 12th

by |February 7th, 2016

  The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University, is sponsoring the 12th annual Morton Deutsch Award for an Outstanding Graduate Student Paper on Social Justice. Morton Deutsch, one of the world’s preeminent psychologists, has made significant contributions over the many years of his career in the… read more

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Snapshot of AC4 Applied Research in Papua New Guinea

by |February 3rd, 2016

AC4 Director Josh Fisher led a field project in Papua New Guinea studying the environmental impacts of a gold mine in Porgera and investigating human rights implications. Dr. Fisher along with Professor Sarah Knuckey from the Human Rights Law Clinic led a team of scientists and human rights lawyers worked from December 2015 to January… read more

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CMM Conference, Apr 8-10: submit your proposals by March 21!

by |February 3rd, 2016

CMM University Learning Exchange at Clark University in Worcestor, MA April 8th @ 4:00pm to April 10th @ noon Call for Scholar to Scholar Discussions – submit your proposals by March 21st! The CMM Learning Exchange is a small group format that allows researchers an opportunity to present their work to CMM community in a supportive and… read more

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