Peace & Conflict Resolution

Continuing Dialogue through Documentaries in Georgia

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Author: | Date: June 2016

The lens of a documentary filmmaker has the potential to capture personal stories first-hand—something that frequently falls outside of the spotlight of mainstream media. Stories of ordinary persons, their fears, […]

Why I Hope

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Author: | Date: May 2016

Building Peace magazine and the Latest Insights blog are vehicles for collecting, documenting, sharing, and archiving experiences with, and knowledge about, peace and war. They are a space for storytelling. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Short Stories: Darfur’s Hakamat

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Author: | Date: April 2016

In Darfur, in the Western region of Sudan, an influential group of women, known as the Hakamat, are beginning to change their tune. The Hakamat hold a special place in […]

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 […]

The Power of Storytelling through Film: From Liberia to the World

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Author: | Date: April 2016

Let me tell you a story. It begins in Liberia in 2003, when a civil war between rebel groups and President Charles Taylor’s government served as a constant source of […]

The Curious Case of the Cricket: Storytelling and Conflict Transformation in Ghana

Jasmine R. Linabary is a doctoral candidate in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University and a research assistant with the Purdue Peace Project. Arunima Krishna is a […]

Digital Games for Peace

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Author: | Date: March 2015

As peacebuilders continue to explore new ways to manage and reduce conflict, digital games and apps present promising avenues for innovation. Digital games and apps are websites or web applications […]