Advanced Consortium on Cooperation Conflict and Complexity Archives - 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
Beth Fisher-Yoshida admires a mural.

New Book Will Highlight Important Lessons for Peacebuilding and Social Transformation

The Youth, Peace, and Security program shares lessons from working with youth leaders in Medellin, Colombia, to foster peace in communities afflicted by violence.

by Rachel Kirk |May 26, 2020
ship in ocean

EI LIVE K12: RSVP for Our June Sessions

Students will make their own glacier goo, take a virtual drone flight over the ocean, and much more in these live sessions taught by Earth Institute experts.

by |May 15, 2020
women in front of chalk board

Lessons from African Feminists Mobilizing Against COVID-19

Grassroots activists share their strategies on caring for oneself and one another, and on building societies grounded in solidarity and equity.

by Meredith Forsyth |April 3, 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
man in hazmat suit watering plants

How to Stay Sane While Social Distancing

The coronavirus pandemic is changing everything about how we live, work, and interact with each other. Here’s how to cope.

by |March 19, 2020
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Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Women scientists play an essential role in the Earth Institute’s mission to understand how the planet works, how humans are changing it, and how to build a sustainable future.

by |February 11, 2020
sign says "one island, many peoples, all Mauritians"

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
Malcom Ferdinand portrait

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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Combating Global Climate Change at the Regional Scale

In a recent forum, researchers explained how Columbia Global Centers helped them appreciate the different priorities and approaches of other countries in regards to the climate crisis.

by Lisa Foderaro |December 10, 2019