Civil Society

Colombia: The Victims’ Hour

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Author: | Date: April 2013

In September 2012 Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos Calderón announced that the national government would begin peace negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The talks could end […]

A Local Woman with a Global Platform: Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee

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Author: | Date: April 2013

Ms. Leymah Gbowee is a peace activist, trained social worker, and women’s rights activist who was a leader of the women’s peace movement that helped end the Liberian civil war […]

Special Feature: Between Warning and Action: Preventing Mass Violence and Atrocities

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Author: | Date: April 2013

Since Cote d’Ivoire’s outbreak of violence in 2002, the country has been in a state of political crisis. In October 2010 the first round of the long-postponed presidential elections produced […]

Talking to Each Other: Developing Effective Education and Training Programs for Conflict Prevention, Stabilization, and Resolution

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Author: | Date: April 2013

The beginning of a new term for President Barack Obama marks a chance to assess the development of an integrated U.S. approach to conflict prevention and resolution. The mission remains […]

A New Deal for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Author: | Date: April 2013

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a founding member of the G7+ group, a country-owned and -led global mechanism to monitor, report, and draw attention to the challenges […]

Documentary Film Review: The Interrupters (dir. Steve James)

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Author: | Date: April 2013

The Interrupters follows the work of an anti–gang violence group working on the south side of Chicago, where youth violence is endemic. The “interrupters” are older members of the community—some […]

Book Review: Opting Out of War: Strategies to Prevent Violent Conflict

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Author: | Date: April 2013

Book by Mary B. Anderson and Marshall Wallace Opting Out of War tells the stories of thirteen different communities around the world—in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Fiji, India, Kosovo, […]