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Peacemaking – a Holistic Approach

“The only way to solve a conflict at any level of society is to sit down face to face and talk about it.” (John W. McDonald) Today most wars are intrastate ethnic conflicts. However it is important is to put single conflicts in wider context such as game between great powers, struggle over global energy resources and their supply routes, economic profits of military-industrial-complex etc. From...

A future for Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding: The report By BICOM

“This invaluable report suggests a practical course of action for governments and civil society. While every conflict has different causes and solutions, we know from Northern Ireland that long-term grassroots peacebuilding between the contending parties is always essential to achieving peace.” (Jonathan Powell, the chief British negotiator during the Northern Ireland Peace Process )   The British...

Amazing 2017 Social Change/Impact events where PCDN will be present (please join us)

This is an updated list as of August 20, 2017 Dear Colleagues One of our favorite times for the PCDN Team is when we are fortunate enough to interact with our amazing members all over the world. We greatly appreciate the stories of appreciation for the impact that PCDN is having (please continue to add your comments about how PCDN has impacted your work here), your suggestions for how we can improve...

The Peacebuilders’ Challenge

How do we build support for a more peaceful world in a country that is as divided as the United States is today? Given the events of the last months, including the violence in Charlottesville and the remarks made by President Trump in the days that followed that might seem like an impossible task. However, in the days after the protests, two things happened that give me hope. If we combine them, we...

Peace & Security Report: August 18, 2017

You’re the President and CEO of your global life.  Be briefed like one: http://ipsinstitute.org/psr/psr-august-18-2017/

Borderland Communities in the Horn: Avoiding Assumptions and Learning from History

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Internships Done the Smart Way, PCDN August Career Webinar

Welcome to PCDNetwork’s inspire | connect | act career series. Our mission for 2017 is to get you from passion to hired. Each month a topic will be explored via blogposts, a webinar and other events. Check here for the yearlong program that PCDNnetwork has prepared for your sucessful job search. Every month also PCDNetwork hosts a webinar dedicated to in-depth discussion of that month’s topic. For...

Free Statistical and Data Assistance from Statistics Without Borders

  Statistics Without Borders (SWB) can provide pro bono assistance to your non-profit organization on anything dealing with data analysis, surveys, or data science. SWB projects have included data visualization, planning surveys including questionnaire design, conducting surveys, workshops and staff training in statistics, and evaluating the success of organization programs. SWB has over 2,000...

The Right (and Wrong) Reasons to go to Grad School

There are two good reasons why someone might choose to pursue an advanced degree: You need the coursework/training/degree in order to advance in your chosen career path You are interested in making a career change and need to gain the appropriate training/education to make that shift There are also a number of ill-advised reasons why someone might choose to pursue an advanced degree: You can’t...

Should I Quit My Full-Time Job to Pursue a Career of Social Impact?

Two weeks ago, PCDN launched the Social Change Career Helping Line, the world’s first crowd & expert sourced helpline for careers in change. Over 400 people have joined the group, and we’ve had an amazing array of questions about the wonders and challenges of advancing a career in change. Please consider joining us in this journey. Today one of the toughest questions that many people...

Call for Papers-The Peace Journalist Magazine

Call for Papers—The Peace Journalist magazine The Peace Journalist magazine is seeking submissions for our October, 2017 edition. The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication (print and .pdf) of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. The Peace Journalist is dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, students, and practitioners...

The 2017 Net Impact Conference Invites Attendees to Discover Their Path to Purpose

This is a featured partner post The 2017 Net Impact Conference will take place in Atlanta, GA, October 26-28 We all want to make a difference in the world, but turning good intentions into tangible impact can be challenging. Net Impact is here to help you expand your skill set and network to make the biggest impact throughout your career. We are announcing the exciting next step on your Path...

engageSimply, PartnersGlobal, and Alliance for Peacebuilding Launch Unite 4 Peace and Redefining Peace, Two Social Communities for Peace

The two social platforms will highlight different facets of peace and ensure that peace is an attainable, relatable goal in today’s complex world. engageSimply, a leading innovator of customer engagement solutions for brands and agencies, along with PartnersGlobal and Alliance for Peacebuilding, two non-profit leaders in global peacebuilding, have joined forces to launch Unite 4 Peace and Redefining...

How to Find an Internship in Change

This blog is part of PCDNetwork’s career in change 2017 series. Click here for information on all the activities, webinars, blogs and ways to participate. Many students and aspiring professionals are interested in finding appropriate internships or volunteer work in social change to help develop their skills and experience. There are a number of suggestions that could be helpful in the search for...

Peace & Security Report: August 11, 2017

You’re the President and CEO of your global life.  Be briefed like one: http://ipsinstitute.org/psr/psr-august-11-2017/

Thinking outside the box, how to navigate to a career of impact

Seeking to move to the social change & social impact space? Join in the discussion and share your questions, resources and wisdom in the Social Change Career Helping Line See an overview of some of the key lessons from this week’s discussions. Dear Colleagues It has been a little over a week since we launched our Social Change Career Helping Line, the world’s first crowd & expert...

Changing the World (or Not) as a Digital Nomad

Dear Colleagues We’ve gotten had many great questions raised in our Social Change Career Helping Line this week (and discussions, answers, ethical reflections). Please check us out, share with others and participate. One question that just came in is how can one find jobs that allow one to travel and work remotely of change?   We will be doing a full blog post or two about this on PCDN...

Making The Most of Your Internship

This blog is part of PCDNetwork’s career in change 2017 series. Click here for information on all the activities, webinars, blogs and ways to participate. By Bri Riggio, Career Advisor, Alumni Programs, School of International Service, American University Graduation season may have just happened, but for continuing students (and sometimes even recent grads), the start of summer often also means...

Build a Career of Impact: An Interactive Bootcamp, Help us get to SXSW

Dear Colleagues We have put together a #dream team (from our Career Advisory Board) to potentially run a workshop on Building a Career of Impact: An Interactive Bootcamp. SXSW is one of the key events in the world that convenes many diverse communities (tech, social impact, media, arts, business and more) in an amazing festival that takes over the city of Austin. PCDN has been fortunate to attend...

Call for Applications: Georg Arnhold Fellowship on Peace Education for a Research Stay in Germany 2018/2019

This is a sponsored post on PCDNetwork Eligibility: Scholars from the humanities, political and social sciences, education sciences or law; representatives of NGOs, IOs; and practitioners with advanced professional experience in the area of peace education Theme: Research on education for sustainable peace, focusing on educational media and curricula at the secondary school level in post-conflict...
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