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Selling Peace: Story by Story

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Author: | Date: April 2016

Before dawn on Friday, December 17, 2011, Mohammed Bouazizi pulled his cart to the Tunisian marketplace where he sold his goods. Local officials there harassed him and confiscated his wares […]

Peace Needs a Sharp, Pointy Stick

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Author: | Date: April 2016

(Legal disclaimer: The author of this article is an outsider with total respect and appreciation for the peacebuilding community but only limited knowledge of how it actually works, its protocols, […]

The Catalyst for Change

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Author: | Date: April 2016

“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American […]

Alternative Narratives and Countering Violent Extremism

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Author: | Date: April 2016

Alex was lonely and confused. As a 23-year-old college dropout in a Midwestern town, Alex’s friends had long since moved on without her. So when the news broke of journalist […]

Film, Truth, and the Pursuit of Peace

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Author: | Date: April 2016

Film has power as a pathway to peace. In a certain kind of filmmaking, the ends and the means are inseparable; the way that a film is made is reflected […]

Peacebuilding Reboot

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Author: | Date: March 2015

In December, I met three inspiring girls in Mumbai, India. They were all about 13 years old and they had come from Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, to demonstrate the mobile […]

Peace Technology: Scope, Scale, and Cautions

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Author: , | Date: March 2015

Peace technology, as we have defined it at the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab, is fundamentally mediating technology—it acts as an intervening agent, augmenting our ability to engage positively with others. […]

Making Space for Peace in Lebanon

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Author: | Date: March 2015

In downtown Beirut, since the beginning of the 20th century, Martyrs’ Square has been the site of countless political events—a public space that marked the country’s history and symbolized freedom […]

Meu Rio, Our World: Civic Action Stirs Global Change

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Author: | Date: March 2015

Issues that are considered global problems—climate change, the energy crisis, and poverty—are, in many regards, urban phenomena. Cities are responsible for 75 percent of global energy consumption; 80 percent of […]

Communication and Connection in Afghanistan

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Author: | Date: March 2015

The mobile technology boom in the developing world is hardly news anymore. There is no shortage of coverage on the ways mobile phones have influenced the lives of people in […]