Mediation & Negotiation

Short Stories: Darfur’s Hakamat

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 […]

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

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 […]

Why are Some Mediations Successful and Others Not?

Author: | Date: June 2015

Mediation aims to bring a lasting resolution to a conflict between two or more parties; it is akin to negotiation, but with the addition of a neutral, 3rd party mediator […]

Bosnia: Stabilization Stalled in Negative Peace

Author: | Date: September 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina is not in a “post”-conflict situation, it is in a post-war situation. The war is over but the conflict continues. The status of Bosnia can best be […]

Women Peacebuilders Reflect, Connect, and Act

Author: | Date: March 2014

Why is the inclusion of women in decision-making around peace and security issues so important? Here are the cold, hard facts: • The single best predictor of a state’s level […]

Letting the Other In: Conflict Prevention in Myanmar

Author: | Date: September 2013

Kyoko Okumoto, a well-respected Japanese peacebuilder, once said to me, “I firmly believe that to be an effective peacebuilder you need to be able to trust.” By trust she did […]