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Building Peace: Practical Reflections From The Field

Even though international peacebuilding has rapidly expanded in the last two decades to respond to more multi-faceted and complex conflicts, the field has lagged behind in documenting the impact and success of projects. To help address this gap, the Alliance for Peacebuilding, one of the leading networks in the field, has brought together 13 stories of innovative peacebuilding practices from around the world in Building Peace (edited by Craig Zelizer and Robert A. Rubinstein). While the projects covered are diverse in nature, together they demonstrate […] (continue)

The Peace Media Clearinghouse

The Peace Media Clearinghouse is a collection of key audio and visual resources and best practices related to conflict management. Here you’ll find documentaries, films, shows, podcasts, songs, video games, and other multimedia about peace and conflict management. Explore a wide range of topics, such as conflict prevention, nonviolence, post-conflict reconstruction, refugees, child soldiers, rule of law, religion, climate change, terrorism, and much more. http://peacemedia.usip.org The clearinghouse was developed as a joint project of the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) and Georgetown University’s Conflict Resolution […] (continue)

Peacebuilding Approaches Catalogue

Global Peacebuilders (globalpeacebuilders.org), an international network of conflict resolution, conflict transformation and peacebuilding initiatives, has made their Peacebuilding Approaches Catalogue freely available to visitors to their website. The catalogue is “a brief glimpse of the peacebuilding activity currently taking place, and offers an insight into just some of the many important approaches to peacebuilding currently being implemented locally and worldwide, at a grassroots, community, national or international level.” Also available as a full-color glossy catalogue (to order email sarah@globalpeacebuilders.org), which describes 18 approaches from the […] (continue)

The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons

The book The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons brings together the remembrances of Ambassador McDonald, a veteran diplomat whose life serves as a model to those people of vision and action who wish to make a difference in a world that is desperate for the end of conflict. Beginning his career in international diplomacy in post-WWII Berlin under the Marshall Plan, Ambassador McDonald’s 40 years of working with the U.S. government and the United Nations—as well as with various academic institutions […] (continue)

Goals of Dialogue & Deliberation graphic

Created by NCDD director Sandy Heierbacher in collaboration with Martin Carcasson, Will Friedman and Alison Kadlec (and based on Carcasson's paper Beginning With the End in Mind), the Goals of Dialogue & Deliberation graphic pictured here outlines 3 types of goals for public problem-solving work. In a nutshell, the three tiers of goals are individual and knowledge-based goals, immediate group/community outcomes, and longer-term capacity building and community change. Click on the image to view a larger version of the graphic. (continue)

Who Dialogues? (and when and where and how?)

Network for Peace through Dialogue’s new 51-page book Who Dialogues? (and when and where and how?) provides a solid introduction to the subject through the personal stories of 10 practitioners who use dialogue in their work. Among the variety of uses these practitioners describe are: laying the groundwork for conflict resolution, designing a large UN conference, helping to heal the wounds of the Holocaust, teaching in a university, working with youth and conducting dialogue online. The book is available directly from the Network for Peace […] (continue)

A Model for an Introductory Dialogue on Abortion

The model described here was developed for the single session introductory dialogues on abortion that Public Conversations Project conducted in 1990-1992 (eighteen sessions) and 1995-1998 (ten sessions). Most of these dialogues took place on weekday evenings between 6:00 and 9:30 and involved four to eight participants who did not know one another ahead of time. Several participants were activists but few were highly visible leaders. All groups were evenly balanced with people who described themselves as 'prochoice' or 'prolife.' (continue)

Colombia: Building Peace in a Time of War

The U.S. Institute of Peace published the book Colombia: Building Peace in a Time of War (Virginia M. Bouvier, editor) in 2009, a great new resource on building peace in Colombia. This comprehensive analysis of Colombia’s current conflict moves beyond the drug trafficking and guerilla warfare found in the headlines to encompass Colombia’s diverse array of often overlooked peace initiatives. These initiatives involve national actors, local and regional initiatives, institutional and sectoral initiatives, the role of gender and ethnicity in peacebuilding, local and regional initiatives, […] (continue)

NCDD’s Engagement Streams Framework

NCDD's Engagement Streams Framework helps people decide which dialogue and deliberation method(s) are most appropriate for their circumstance. The framework is a series of two charts that categorize the D&D field into four streams based on intention or purpose (Exploration, Conflict Transformation, Decision Making, and Collaborative Action), and show which of the most well-known methods have proven themselves effective in which streams. The second chart goes into more detail about 23 dialogue and deliberation methods, and includes information such as group size, meeting type and how participants are selected. (continue)

Community Relations Service

CRS, an arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, is a specialized Federal conciliation service available to State and local officials to help resolve and prevent racial and ethnic conflict, violence, and civil disorders. CRS helps local officials and residents tailor locally defined resolutions when conflict and violence threaten community stability and well-being. (continue)