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AC4 2018-2019 Annual Report

by |July 1st, 2019

AC4 is very excited to announce the release of our 2018-2019 Annual Report. We are celebrating 10 years of fostering sustainable peace through innovation and integration and this year has been a very important milestone for our work. Read the 2018-2019 Annual Report here. Get our newsletter I’d like to get more stories like this…. read more

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Opportunity to work with AC4! Part-Time Administrative Associate Position

by |May 14th, 2019

Administrative Associate Position: Part-Time (20 hour / week) with flexible schedule We are seeking to hire a qualified candidate to support the financial, human resources, and events operations of AC4. The Administrative Associate will manage the workflows of payments and reimbursements, vendor interface, human resources interface, and facilities and infrastructure requests. In addition, the incumbent will… read more

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Job Opening: Administrative Associate with the Women, Peace and Security Program

by |May 14th, 2019

We are seeking to hire a qualified candidate for a short-term Administrative Associate position with the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Program. The Administrative Associate will support the WPS Program Director by ensuring smooth and seamless operations and administration of program activities from May to September, 2019. Responsibilities The Associate will be primarily responsible for… read more

“Gender and the Law of the Sea” Book Launch at Columbia University Law School – June 4th

by |May 9th, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Columbia Law School, JGH 105 435 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 This event is free and open to the public but please register in advance.     Please join a panel discussion on the new book Gender and the Law of the Sea. This… read more

2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Complex Systems: Deadline to Apply June 13, 2019

by |May 8th, 2019

The James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) has posted updated guidelines for the 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award program in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems. The JSMF Fellowship is a unique opportunity for students with an interest in and an aptitude for complexity science who are in the final stages of completing their Ph.D. and looking to… read more

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Reflecting on a Dynamical Systems Theory Workshop in Comuna 5, Medellin

by |May 2nd, 2019

Along with the Youth, Peace, and Security program director, Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, program coordinator, Joan Camilo Lopez, facilitated a Systems Thinking and Dynamical Systems Theory (DST) workshop with youth community leaders at Comuna 5, Medellin last February.  The explicit objectives of this workshop were to explore, together with local leaders in Castilla, the dynamics of… read more

YPS Leadership Program Launch Event

by |April 30th, 2019

In conjunction with the School of Professional Studies, we formally launched the Youth, Peace and Security Leadership Program on Wednesday, April 3rd in the Columbia Journalism School’s Pulitzer Hall. The evening included a keynote address by Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, who emphasized the importance of programs such as ours in advancing… read more

Join us on May 7th: Panel on How African Women Leaders are Building New Peace Movements Across Africa

by |April 10th, 2019

Peace by Piece: How African Women Leaders are Building New Peace Movements Across Africa May 7, 2019 | 6:00 – 7:30PM 309 Havemeyer Hall, Columbia University Please register. This panel will be an intergenerational conversation among expert leaders who are spearheading critical movements for peace and security in countries across Africa. The panel will feature… read more

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Saturday April 13th: Join us for the 2019 Deutsch Awards!

by |April 10th, 2019

Morton Deustch Awards for Social Justice April 13, 2019 | Teachers College This Saturday, April 13th, the Deutsch Awards will take place as part of the Teachers College Academic Festival. The awards will b given from 2:00 – 3:15PM. Register Here This year, the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) will be honoring Mariame… read more

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Grappling With Ocean Conservation and Social Justice, with Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

by |April 2nd, 2019

Marine biologist, policy expert, and conservation strategist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson discusses the challenges and possibility she sees in environmental justice work today. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist and policy expert who promotes environmental justice and coastal care in communities in New York and elsewhere. She does this through policy and organizing, event curation,… read more