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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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Conflict and Peace Events at Columbia Next Week: 10/20 to 10/26

by |October 17th, 2017

Book Talk: “We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria” Monday, October 23, 2017 | 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm Columbia University Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Room 1302 | 420 W. 118 St Human Rights Education in Mexico: The Role of Law Schools Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 12:00 pm – 1:00… read more

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Action or Knowledge? Reflection from Fellow, Farah Amalia

by |October 13th, 2017

Written by Farah Amalia, 2017 AC4 Fellow, on September 9, 2017. Violent extremism is always a scary subject to delve into. Defining the term is difficult enough, let alone creating a whole curriculum around preventing it. These two words are used everywhere, including in the world of international education. However, in most situations, audience understanding… read more

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New Forbes Article on Women’s Movements – “Why Melinda Gates Is Investing $20M In The Global Women’s Movement”

by |October 11th, 2017

Today on Day of the Girl Forbes, Michelle King published “Why Melinda Gates is Investing $20M In The Global Women’s Movement“. At the Gates Goalkeepers Event in September, Gates announced that the Foundation will make a $20 million investment over the next three years to strengthen women’s groups worldwide. King explains that “This commitment is an investment in… read more

Registration opens for Women, Peace, and Security Program Launch Symposium

by |October 10th, 2017

Women, Peace, and Security Program Launch Symposium Friday, October 27, 2017 | 9:30 am to 12:00 pm The Rotunda, Low Memorial Library, Columbia University ——————————————– Friday, October 27, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Rotunda | Low Memorial Library Columbia University ——————————————– Please join us for the official launch of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Program,… read more

Conflict and Peace Events at Columbia Next Week: 10/13 to 10/19

by |October 6th, 2017

Film Screening: The Battle of Algiers (La Bataille d’Alger): Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, 120 min. Friday, October 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Columbia University Morningside Campus, East Gallery, Buell Hall Teaching Human Rights Workshop Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00 pm – Sun , October 15, 2017 2:00 pm Columbia University Morningside Campus, International… read more

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Conflict and Peace Events at Columbia Next Week (10/09 to 10/12)

by |October 3rd, 2017

Climate Change and Food Systems Monday, October 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Mailman School of Public Health, Vagelos Education Center, Room 201 | 104 Haven Avenue RSVP GROSSBARD LECTURE #1: Of Walls and Wars: Tips, Tactics and Strategies for Talking About Race Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Columbia… read more

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Reflection from Fieldwork in Amman, Jordan, from AC4 Fellow, Megan Germain

by |October 2nd, 2017

Upon Arrival in Amman – June 9th, 2017 Marhaba from Amman! This summer I am interning in the Adolescent and Youth Programming (ADAP) and HIV/AIDS department of the UNICEF MENA Regional Office. In addition to learning all the acronyms the UN uses, I will be working on 3 separate projects. The first is a Participatory… read more

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Colorful Nigeria – Adapting to the Unexpected, by AC4 Fellow, Claudia Schneider

by |September 22nd, 2017

Nigeria is a uniquely colorful and captivating place, in many regards. You will find rich and poor side by side. Air-conditioned shopping centers sit across from narrow, dusty, labyrinth-like markets. Mansions of the rich contrast corrugated roof huts of the poor. Endlessly sprawling cities neighbor tiny villages hidden in the jungle. With more than 500… read more

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What the U.S. Military is Doing About Climate Change – New Blog Post on State of the Planet

by |September 21st, 2017

The lastest blog from Renée Cho, staff writer for the Earth Institute, focuses on What the U.S. is Doing About Climate Change. Cho tells about how the military is aware of the risks of climate change and “been actively working for a number of years already to avoid and adapt to the worst effects of climate… read more

A Reflection From Fieldwork in Colombia, by Amanda Browne

by |September 14th, 2017

From June through August, I joined forces with the THRIVE Colombia project to explore perceptions of violence and safety within the family as well as the community. Through a series of individual interviews, we explored different themes such as gender roles, conflict resolution, decision-making, and potential solutions to improve family safety and well-being with our… read more

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