Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, Author at State of the Planet

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A Message From Women Activists Across Africa

In a recent workshop, grassroots women peacebuilders said they are being left out of critical decision-making discussions, and that the media isn’t sharing their stories.

by Anwulika Molokwu |February 18, 2022
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Bottom-Up Sustainability: The Case of Altavista in Medellin, Colombia

One size does not fit all. A community garden project shows how involving communities in planning and development can help make sustainable practices successful.

by Simón Ruiz-Martínez |January 12, 2022
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Decolonizing Through Music and Dance: Reflections From Huehca Omeyocan

The co-founder of a group that promotes the cultural practices of the Anahuac Indigenous people explains how this work contributes to decolonization and sustainability.

by Obi Eneh |July 9, 2021
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How the Intercontinental Slavery Museum in Mauritius Promotes Peace and Justice

A member of the museum’s board of directors shares his reflections and hopes for how it may help Mauritian society to come together.

by Allegra Chen-Carrel |February 2, 2021
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How Biden Could Restore Cooperation Between the U.S. and the World

Recommendations from Jenik Radon, legal scholar and Columbia adjunct professor.

by Joshua Fisher |January 15, 2021
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A Progress Report on the Sustaining Peace Project

A new publication highlights lessons learned to date from a project that studies the factors that lead to sustainable peace within a society.

by Peter Coleman and Allegra Chen-Carrel |January 12, 2021
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Study Identifies Ways to Limit Arsenic Contamination From Mines

Certain treatments of mining waste can help prevent arsenic runoff from entering local water supplies, according to a new study.

by Emma Venarde |December 10, 2020
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Graffiti Gallery in Medellín Offers Lessons From a Conflict-ridden Landscape

Community members share their reflections on how the built environment and street art interact with concepts of peace building, conflict, and resilience.

by Social Lab Castilla |October 6, 2020
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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
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Bronx Documentary Center Uses Photojournalism to Drive Social Change

The center’s director and students explain how they use photography to explore vital issues, stimulate critical thought, and connect with their communities.

by Angie Thuy Tran |August 5, 2020