Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, Author at State of the Planet

diagram of factors that help and inhibit peace

New Website Maps and Models the Science of Peace

The Sustaining Peace Project website highlights what we can learn from societies that have lived in harmony for generations.

by Allegra Chen-Carrel |June 29, 2020
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Q&A: Exploring the Connections Between Environment, Equality, and Indigenous Issues

Ceiba — a teacher, musician, and activist — emphasizes the importance of listening to and learning from indigenous peoples.

by Thuy Hang Tran |March 20, 2020
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Researchers Study How Mauritius Achieves and Sustains Peace

At a time of harsh divisions across the world, this small island off the coast of Africa is one of only four countries free from both domestic and international conflict. What’s its secret?

by Allegra Chen-Carrel |January 30, 2020
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Tackling Environmental Dilemmas Requires Integrating the Legacy of Colonialism

Why Malcom Ferdinand advocates for ecological movements to engage in the struggle against racism, and vice versa.

by Rachel Kirk |January 24, 2020
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A Gender Lens is Essential to Sustaining Peace: Evidence from Mozambique

A new report reveals the importance of a broad understanding of “peace and security” to account for the challenges Mozambican women and girls face every day.

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Fusing Sustainability and Education in New York City Schools

Oren Pizmony-Levy works to help schools engage with environmental and social justice issues at every level.

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A Day Without Ghost Towns and Guns: How African Women Leaders Reimagine Peace

At a recent panel, African women leaders shared powerful stories about the peace and security challenges they face, and how they’re carving strategic paths forward.

leymah gbowee and other women at conference

‘What’s the Point of the Revolution if You Can’t Dance?’

Nobel laureates and young feminist visionaries come together at a historic ‘Claiming our Space’ summit in Liberia.

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Grappling With Ocean Conservation and Social Justice

Marine biologist, policy expert, and conservation strategist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson discusses the challenges and possibility she sees in environmental justice work today.