Technology & Innovation

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. […]

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 […]

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

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Author: | Date: March 2015

If you are reading Building Peace, you have access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs): a smartphone, a tablet, a computer at your community internet café, or a friend who […]

Tools and Trends in Peace and Technology

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Author: | Date: March 2015

Technology draws on many disciplines within the scientific arena, from traditional tools to modern innovations. This includes the fields of information technology, computer science, and engineering, as well as telecommunications […]

Reaching the World from Nigeria

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Author: | Date: March 2015

Nigeria ranks fourth in the world on the 2014 Global Terrorism Index (GTI), and first in Africa. Acts of terrorism, along with militancy, crime, rights violations, extrajudicial killings, violent demonstrations, […]

Escaping Crisis, Embracing Data: A Path to Recovery in Zimbabwe

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Author: | Date: March 2015

For the past fifteen years, Zimbabwe has endured a crisis that has eroded the economic and social well-being of its people. In 2013, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency revealed that […]

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 […]