Peace & Conflict Resolution

Colombia: The Victims’ Hour

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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 […]

Uganda: Restoring Hope

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In 2002, when Caroline was seventeen years old, she was abducted in northern Uganda by rebel soldiers in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a militant group responsible for recruiting child […]

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 […]

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

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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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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, […]