Category: Advocacy and Education

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Advocacy and Education, Innovation in Field, Projects, Uncategorized


INSIGHT POLICING: A CREATIVE APPROACH TO BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN POLICE AND THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE  Megan Price* and Bruce A. Blitman** Recent events in Baltimore, Maryland; Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere have brought national attention to the connections among police practices, violence and community progress. How can police and communities stop entrenched patterns of conflict? In this interview, Megan Price (MP),...

Advocacy and Education, Call to Action, Uncategorized

Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation, Bangkok, Thailand September 8– 20, 2017

The world is culturally, ethnically, and politically diverse and pluralistic. It has a rich history of diverse communities living together in harmony; of spirituality alongside secularism; of compassion and fairness; of understanding and tolerance; of hospitality and caring. This would not have been possible without people’s tireless and galactic engagement in the nonviolent struggle for social justice and peace. However,...

Advocacy and Education, Governance, School, Uncategorized

Fake news as real news – quoted by children

An Irish News article states that "PUPILS are quoting fake news as fact in classrooms and written work, a poll of teachers has found. More than a third of teachers said false information found online had been cited, according to a survey by the (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers) NASUWT." This hardly seems like news, fake news has been...

Advocacy and Education, Governance, Religious/Identity Based Conflict, Uncategorized

Sisi-Trump Meeting Shows Mutual Contempt for Rights

Then-presidential nominee Donald Trump meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on September 19, 2016 in Manhattan, New York. © 2016 Reuters As a graduate of George Mason University, School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution program I am distressed at the level of ignorance, hatred, and intolerance of the present US administration, nowhere is this more obvious than the state visit...

Advocacy and Education, Uncategorized

Academics can change the world – if they stop talking only to their peers

What’s the point of academics producing amazing research if they don’t share it widely with the general public? Shutterstock Savo Heleta, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Research and creative thinking can change the world. This means that academics have enormous power. But, as academics Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr have warned, the overwhelming majority are not shaping today’s public debates. Instead,...

Advocacy and Education, Culture, Uncategorized

Northern Ireland and Protestant Education

Northern Ireland (NI) has undergone a dramatic change since the 1998 signing of the Belfast Agreement (BA). Paramilitary violence has subsided, economic expansion has begun in many sectors and Catholic and Protestants are slowly learning to live together. One segment of the population, however, has not moved forward. Young Protestant working class males continue to stagnate or fall further behind...