Technology & Innovation

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 […]

The Digital Revolution: Who Gets Left Behind?

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Author: | Date: March 2015

The rapid proliferation of mobile and Internet technologies has given rise to an unprecedented flow of communication between and among citizens and their governments and the ability to obtain and […]

Drones for Peace in Syria

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Author: | Date: March 2015

It is hard for the general public in the United States to connect to a crisis as catastrophic and brutal as the one devastating Syria. Four years have passed since […]

The Costs and Ethics of Modern Warfare

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Author: | Date: March 2015

The last decade has seen significant developments in military technology and a global re-thinking of military approaches to future threats. The focus of modern initiatives is to counter threats at […]

Proving (Digital) Peace

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Author: | Date: March 2015

Ushahidi was born from the efforts of a team of Kenyan programmers, journalists, and lawyers who wanted to find a way to quickly share information about the violence around them […]

Plugging Government into Peace

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Author: | Date: March 2015

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are transforming relationships. Networks are rapidly replacing hierarchies; the power of actors to effect change increasingly depends on the number of connections they have rather […]

Who Will Govern the Internet?

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Author: , | Date: March 2015

John Arquilla recently asked, “what if we, too, could imagine the Internet serving as a vehicle for cooperation, the sharing of hopeful stories; the communications link between moderate citizens creating […]

The Shrinking Space for Online Civic Engagement

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Author: | Date: March 2015

In 2013, a group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists created a blog to express their interest in a more open, inclusive, and democratic country. They called the blog Zone9, an […]

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 […]