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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
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
Peace Day Event on Friday, September 21, 2018 | 6:00 – 8:00PM Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City hosted by MenaingfulWorld 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… read more
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 | Graduate Student Part-Time Internship To apply: send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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
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
Thanks to AC4 for my selection as a fellow, I was able to attend the 2018 International Association of Conflict Management (IACM) conference in Philadelphia, USA, this July 8-11, 2018. My participation was indeed an honor as this made my long time dream a reality. The value I placed on the conference prompted my preparation for… read more