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Securing Funding for Grad School. Do the Hard Work Early.

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. This month’s career series is sponsored by Rotary’s Peace Fellowship program (more information is below) by Jordan Koletic, Program Coordinator, PCDNetwork How many of you have thought about pursuing an advanced degree? Ok. Now how many of...

Why Do We Call Ourselves World Citizens?

“I speak an open and disinterested language, dictated by no passion but that of humanity… Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world…”  –Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man  Why Do We Call Ourselves World Citizens? By David Gallup 157 years after Thomas Paine wrote The Rights of Man, and after dropping bombs on...

New Horizons Small “Zones of Peace” Project Announces New Gender Gap Bridge-Building Support Network!

New Horizons is moving into action, intent on bridging the gender gap! Over Thanksgiving we asked ourselves – How Are The Harvey Weinstein/Hollywood Scandals And The #Metoo Movement Going To Effect Our Community?  And what can we do to reach the high barre on this? Here is how we answered (Because we know the ropes on this one, read on to give yourself a holiday lift if all this scandal...

Peace & Security Report: November 17, 2017

You’re the President and CEO of your global life.  Be briefed like one: http://ipsinstitute.org/psr/psr-november-17-2017/

Work Life Balance or Quicksand

Work life balance. It’s a phrase that can easily be added to the list of buzz words we regularly hear discussed. As if somehow we hold the scales of our lives in a constant struggle for equilibrium. Why do we approach work and life as separate? Or even worse, as work vs. life – nurturing an image of our days as finite resources that form the battlefield on which these two arch enemies contend....

PEACE – SARAJEVO – OLYMPICS

PLEASE SUPPORT THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA’S APPLICATION FOR THE 2026 SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS. IF APPROVED, IN 2019, 2026 WILL BE THE 42ND ANNIVERSARY OF  THE 1984 SARAJEVO OLYMPICS. Mission Statement  — To return the Olympics to Sarajevo and, thereby, to help to nurture world peace and understanding. — To help to rejuvenate Sarajevo and the entire Region with...

Venture Peacebuilding: A New Vision for Peace and Prosperity

The challenge of fostering peace and prosperity around world requires more than a project or a product; it requires a new system for building resilient societies and catalyzing economic growth—one that connects peacebuilders with social entrepreneurs operating in conflict-affected communities, and with impact investors seeking to make profit with a purpose.  Venture Peacebuilding is a new framework...

This Program Helps You Find Your Purpose While Making a Real Impact

This is a sponsored organizational post on PCDN. You know that feeling you get at work… the gnawing question about whether the work you do is making a difference? Is it contributing to the greater good? Does it fulfill you? You’re not alone, and this Experteering program from MovingWorlds, called Impact Teams, connects you with a cohort of other changemakers while you embark on a learning journey...

Process Documentation of Interfaith Peacebuilding Cycle: A Case Study from Nepal

The concept of this study was to explicitly define the characteristics of Process Documentation(PD), a unique type of record keeping system. The PD is a process of lessons learned-centric piloting approach which is a neologism in Social Science research. The PD moves forward “anti-clock-wise” direction and generally applies to humanitarian agencies in support, care and emergency relief programs...

Fellowships for Social Change, PCDN October Career Series Webinar Recording

Webinar This month’s career series is sponsored by Rotary’s Peace Fellowship program (more information is below) 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 is be explored via blogposts, a webinar and other events. Check here for the yearlong program that PCDNnetwork has prepared for your sucessful...

Peace Studies- Keough School Master of Global Affairs – University of Notre Dame

Hello, I am Omar, a current Fulbright Scholar at the Keough School of Global Affairs, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame and my concentration is International Peace Studies. My particular areas of expertise are in conflict prevention, conflict transformation, and community dialogue design. Most recently, I worked at Search for Common Ground as a project manager for Bahrain and prior to that as...

Terrorism Deaths Decline for Second Year

This is a featured organizational post on PCDN In welcome news, for the second consecutive year, the total number of terrorism deaths is down. The Global Terrorism Index, which was released today, shows a 22 per cent reduction in terrorism deaths compared to the peak of terror activity in 2014. Four of the five countries most impacted by terrorism – Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria – collectively...

What to Do When You Want to Relocate for a Job

Whether you’re a recent college graduate still looking for that first job or an experienced professional ready for a career change, there are countless reasons why someone might want to relocate for a new job. If you are in the middle of a relocation yourself or are contemplating a big move, you can help ensure a smooth shift with the following tips.   Do Your Research on your Target City Before...

Volunteerism

Note: While the content of this post is generic, the primary audience is expected to be Pakistani, as can be inferred from references made to local contexts. Have you encountered the vicious circle which fresh graduates regularly find themselves in? “You need experience for a job, and you need a job to get some experience.” Here’s the answer to it: volunteer. Volunteerism is, however, much more...

7 steps for submitting an outstanding fellowship application

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. This month’s career series is sponsored by Rotary’s Peace Fellowship program 7 steps for submitting an outstanding fellowship application Although the application window for fellowship programs is generally short, applying for a fellowship...

COYPED Welcomes the Holding of FLY Elections

The Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) an accredited member organization of the Federation of Liberia Youth, welcomes the timely holding of the Federation of Liberia Youth Elections. The elections are being scheduled to be held in February of 2018. According to a statement issued in Monrovia recently, COYPED is calling for a free, fair and transparent election to be conducted by...

Episode 4 of Season 1 of The Social Change Career Podcast

Miki Jacevic: Not a Single Day Bored “It doesn’t get any harder than being a war refugee in Europe in 1995. I always knew that there is something inside me, in my love for my family that I have to draw from, that there will be better days. Very fortunate for me for the last 30 years that’s being the case”. It was 1984 and Bosnia Herzegovina hosted the Winter Olympics. In just two weeks 13-year-old...

Bridging The Gender Gap Through Storytelling

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Leading real social change NEEDS you to balance your life

This post is part of the PCDNetwork Career Series. To see the full content click here Cover photo by Natham Dulao on Unsplash By Noorulain Masood Work-life balance. Whhhhyyyyy are we talking about this again?! I know I need to eat better, sleep more, have more meaningful relationships. I just don’t have time for that! That would be me in 2014. As the CEO of a 100 people non-profit in one the...

Question convention and generate progressive scholarship at The New School for Social Research

This is a sponsored post on PCDNetwork. Call for applications: Master’s and PhD programs at The New School for Social Research in New York City    Is capitalism sustainable? — Can democracy exist without dissent? — Can critical theory be creative? Graduate students at The New School for Social Research ask the kind of questions that challenge the status quo across the social sciences and...
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