For decades, the South American country has been embroiled in violence and conflict. The Youth, Peace, and Security program is supporting young peace-builders in Medellín, and learning from them as well.
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Last week, a diverse group of activists, practitioners, and academics from across the U.S. came together to discuss building collective action for peace and social change.
The deadline for applications is May 1.
Women on all different levels, from households to the highest ranks of government, are striving to gain a seat at the table when it comes peace and security. A new program launched today at Columbia University will help define what those roles might be
A workshop Thursday will bring together women activists from many communities to talk about how women have been able to successfully influence sustainable peace through everyday activism. The event is being held by the new Women, Peace and Security Program, which is directed by Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee.
Changing personal and social narratives can address issues of internal displacement in the built environment, as in this case in Medellín, Colombia.
In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, tensions between local villagers and a gold mining operation over access to clean water are being heightened by a prolonged drought.
From late December 2015 through January, a team of Earth Institute scientists and human rights lawyers from Columbia University worked in the highlands of Papua New Guinea to deliver the results of an independent study of water quality and human rights to the indigenous communities living near an industrial gold mine.
What our team found at this school in the Bronx is what we see in many intractable social problems. They spring from a complex constellation of ills, and the longer they last the more complicated they get. And the more simple they seem from the inside.
In 2005, colleagues working in conflict resolution and peace-building in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine and Syria approached Columbia University’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution with a request for science-based resources on constructive engagement made available in Arabic.