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Lessons from the Field, by Irina Soboleva, AC4 Fellow

by |October 10th, 2018

Irina Soboleva is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics and Cognitive Psychology. She combines field experiments and ethnography to enhance community engagement in polarized societies. Behind the Scenes: Three Lessons from the Field This summer, I have been running a field experiment on civil participation in Eastern Ukraine. In what comes below, I focus on… read more

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Peace Talks Radio: Finding Peace, Sustaining Peace – featuring AC4 Co-Executive Director, Peter T. Coleman

by |October 9th, 2018

From the Peace Talks Radio Website: How do we find peace and how do we make peace last? It’s easy to become cynical and lose hope when faced with conflicts that seem intractable and have lasted for so long. But there are people working on solutions, even reaching across divides that seemed insurmountable in the past. On this edition… read more

Upcoming Peace and Conflict Events at Columbia University (10/10 – 10/17)

by |October 9th, 2018

Funny, Not Funny: Race, Comedy and Education – Stand Up for Equity! Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 5:00 – 7:00pm Milbank Chapel, Teachers College Notes from the Field: Human Rights Summer Internship Panel Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 12:30 – 2:00pm Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Dr. | Room/Area: Room 320C Book Launch: Forms of Pluralism and… read more

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Upcoming Peace and Conflict Events at Columbia University (10/2 – 10/9)

by |October 1st, 2018

H is for Human Rights Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 7:10 PM – 9:10 PM Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr. | Morningside Campus A Trumpian Arms Control Agenda: What Might It Be? Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 12:10 PM – 2:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 1302 | 420 W. 118 St., Morningside Campus For… read more

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Youth’s Citizenship Education, Part 2 from AC4 Grad Student Fellow, Luis Rodrigo Mayorga Camus

by |September 25th, 2018

Schools are complicated institutions. They have schedules, timetables, and closed rooms where people should be – and not be – at particular times. When this system ‘works’, one should be able to know where everybody is, with who, and doing what. Of course, human life is always more complex than that. My time in the… read more

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Article on Gold Mining in Tanzania co-authored by AC4 Director and EPS Team

by |September 25th, 2018

“Understanding Environmental, Health and Economic Activity Interactions Following Transition of Ownership in Gold Mining Areas in Tanzania: A Case of Private to Public“ is now available online in Land Use Policy, Volume 79, December 2018, Pages 650-658. The article presents applied research conducted by the AC4 Environment, Peace and Sustainability Team and is co-authored by Sophia Rhee, Elias Charles Nyanza, Madison Condon,… read more

“Peace is Not Enough” | New Article by Leymah Gbowee in the New York Times

by |September 21st, 2018

This week, Liberian Nobel Laureate, peace activist and Executive Program Director of our Women, Peace and Security Program, Leymah Gbowee, shared her reflections about peace, politics and the vital role of women in an opinion piece in the New York Times. She writes about how Liberian women changed politics, and shares insights on the power of women to… read more

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 AC4 Grad Student Fellow, 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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