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AC4 endeavors to inform individuals about current initiatives led by AC4 and also overall opportunities to engage with current scholarship and practice pertaining to conflict resolution, violence prevention, peace, and sustainable development.

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Ministerial side-event on Youth, Peace & Security – September 28, 10am-12pm, Trusteeship Chamber

by |September 17th, 2018

Friday, Sept 28, 10am-12pm | RSVP Launch of the full version of The Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security | Ministerial side-event to the 73rd session of the General Assembly AC4 was part of the Steering Committee for and proudly contributed a case study to The Progress Study, which documents young… read more

California State University, Long Beach, is hiring an assistant professor in the area of conflict and mediation

by |September 14th, 2018

The Department of Communication Studies at California State University Long Beach is hiring an assistant professor in the area of conflict and mediation. Full details below. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH College of Liberal Arts Department of Communication Studies Tenure-Track Position Opening   RECRUITMENT NUMBER:  2520 POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Conflict, Mediation, and Negotiation EFFECTIVE DATE: … read more

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Youth’s Citizenship Education in Chile, by Luis Rodrigo Mayorga Camus

by |September 13th, 2018

Over the past years, citizenship education became a hotly debated topic in Chile. Several political corruption scandals involving elected officials and businesspeople called into question the strength of Chilean democracy, the probity and civic virtue of its representatives, and the institutions entitled to educate these traits, particularly the school system. Before the end of her… read more

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Meaningfulworld United Nations International Day of Peace, Sept 21st, with AC4 Co-Executive Directors

by |September 6th, 2018

Meaningfulworld Celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace – September 21, 2018 at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC Forgiveness for Peace: Upholding Sustainable Development Goals to Heal Our World Photo Exhibit: 30 Years of Humanitarian Relief Around the World “Peace Day” Event  on September 21, 2018 hosted by Meaningfulworld |Cathedral of St…. read more

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What Does it Take to Build Sustainable Peace? New Blog in The State of the Planet

by |September 6th, 2018

What Does it Take to Build Sustainable Peace? The research team behind the Sustainable Peace Project has created a series of short videos to give an introduction to their ongoing research project. The team includes researchers with backgrounds in environmental science, social psychology, physics, anthropology, among others, working to understand the underlying conditions of peace. Read this new blog published… read more

Communications Coordinator, PT Student Internship Position at AC4! Apply before September 17, 2018

by |August 31st, 2018

Communications Coordinator | Graduate Student Part-Time Internship To apply: send resume and cover letter to mms2258@columbia.edu Deadline: 5pm (EST), Monday, Sept 17, 2018 AC4‘s mission is to engage with and support interdisciplinary theory, research and practice related to violence prevention, constructive conflict resolution, peacebuilding and sustainable development at Columbia University with aim to promote sustainably peaceful… read more

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Sustainability Transformations in Malawi’s Tea Industry; reflections from Margaret Sagan, AC4 Fellow

by |August 29th, 2018

Our team research project followed up on our coursework in the Business and Human Rights clinic, which centered around guidelines for responsible agricultural investment.  In Malawi, the major agricultural commodities grown for export are tobacco, sugar, and tea.  For our AC4-sponsored project, we decided to look at Malawi’s tea industry.  We wanted to understand how… read more

A Social Lab with Youth Leaders in Colombia

by |August 22nd, 2018

Two activities marked the summer of the Youth, Peace and Security program here. They are two parallel activities that emanate from the same idea: a Social Laboratory. Our program is currently executing a city-wide social lab (Social Lab Medellin), and a localized one in the northwest region of the city, in comuna 5, Castilla (Social… read more

Peacebuilding in Rwanda through Planned Settlements – Part 2

by |August 16th, 2018

My first visit to one the planned settlements from the IDP Program in Rwanda was a follow up visit from a previous research trip for my Master’s of Science in Urban Planning thesis – read part 1 for further context.  In January 2018, I visited these same 28 families, all of which were Genocide Survivors (i.e., Tutsi). … read more

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Peacebuilding in Rwanda through Planned Settlements – Part 1

by |August 15th, 2018

To truly grasp the extent of control the Rwandan government has on its population is difficult.  Traveling through Kigali and more remote parts of the country for three weeks this summer, I am struck by the outward portrayal of the country, but also try my hardest to be deeply critical of the façade it paints… read more

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