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What’s Math Got to Do With Peace?

For the Sustaining Peace Project, astrophysicist Larry Liebovitch created a mathematical model to calculate whether a society is moving toward or away from peace.

by Allegra Chen-Carrel |August 6, 2020

Remains of Cold War Plane Crash Emerging From Rapidly Melting Alaska Glacier

In June, a search party discovered newly unthawed wreckage and human remains from a crashed plane trapped in ice for 60 years. The discovery evokes the ongoing legacy of Arctic militarization.

by |July 28, 2020
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How to Manage COVID and Conflict in Our Homes and Workplaces

Take a survey to learn how anxiety could be making your disagreements worse — and how to reduce conflict during these stressful times.

by Peter T. Coleman and Anthea Chan |May 26, 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
Martha Mutisi, co-facilitator for the Peace and Social Change workshops in Nairobi.

Apply Now for the Peace and Social Change Fellowship

The fellowship supports women grassroots activists working to promote peace and security. The deadline for applications is October 23.

by |October 21, 2019
A protest against fracking in San Martín, Colombia

Op-Ed: Fracking Could Threaten Peace in Colombia

State-led oil and gas exploration is causing social and environmental protests to flare up in areas that have just begun to recover from the long and costly path to peace.

by |October 11, 2019

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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Social Psychologist Studies the Ins and Outs of Navigating Conflict

This holiday season may bring some especially difficult conversations if politics come up. Peter T. Coleman, director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, offers advice.

by |December 24, 2018
difficult conversation lab

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.

Map of Colombia’s mining operations

End of Colombia Conflict May Bring New Threats to Ecosystems

The end of a 52-year internal conflict could spell trouble for the second most biodiverse country in the world. A new study outlines a sustainable path forward.

by |September 12, 2018