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

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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.

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‘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.

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Mining Pollution Limits Access to Clean Water in Papua New Guinea

A new report documents the social, environmental, economic, and health impacts of gold mining in Porgera, Papua New Guinea.

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Exploring the Intersection of Faith and Environmental Justice

Theologian Hussein Rashid discusses the challenges and possibilities he sees in environmental justice work today.

New Initiative Will Study Conflict Mediators in Medellin, Colombia

The new initiative will explore the techniques that regular people use to de-escalate violence in their communities.

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Navigating Political Polarization in Times of Crisis: Lessons from the Difficult Conversations Lab

AC4’s Peter T. Coleman weighs in on how we can do a better job at talking about hot topics like climate change, immigration, and Trump.