Advanced Consortium on Cooperation Conflict and Complexity Archives - State of the Planet

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Leymah Gbowee Addresses United Nations General Assembly

At U.N. events in September, the Nobel Peace laureate called for a broader understanding of peace and security, and better inclusion of women in decision-making.

by |October 10, 2018
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Rainforest-Friendly Livelihoods Can Be More Lucrative Than Gold Mining

In the Peruvian Amazon, more sustainable occupations like fish farming and Brazil nut harvesting can pay off in more ways than one, according to a new study.

by |October 3, 2018
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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.

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What Does it Take to Build Sustainable Peace?

A multi-part video series explains how the Sustaining Peace Project is helping to understand and cultivate long-lasting peace.

by |September 4, 2018
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Reflections on Environmental Justice in Agadir, Morocco

A program brings young women of color from low-income high schools in the U.S. to Morocco to explore the intersections of race, gender, and environmental justice.

by |August 1, 2018
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Lessons From This Year’s G7: Gender Inequality, Policy and Participation

Beyond trade, tariffs, and Donald Trump, this year’s G7 made addressing gender inequality a priority. What comes next may be even more important.

by |June 20, 2018
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Building Peace in Colombia Through Youth Programs

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.

by |June 6, 2018
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To Sustain Peace, UN Should Embrace Complexity and Be UN-Heroic

A new report from the United Nations lays out new goals for building and keeping peace, but will likely face several challenges.

by |March 22, 2018
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Leymah Gbowee to Serve on G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council

Gbowee, who heads Columbia University’s Women, Peace, and Security program, will help to ensure women’s empowerment in economic, security, and energy policy.

by |March 8, 2018

New Columbia Program to Help Define Women’s Roles in Peace and Security

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

by |October 27, 2017