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AKUFOn this website the “Working Group for Research on the Causes of War” (AKUF, “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Kriegsursachenforschung”) provides you with comprehensive information on events related to wars and conflicts in the world after the Second World War. AKUF records and classifies all current wars and armed conflicts, identifies and analyzes statistical trends concerning war-related events and thus contributes to the construction of theories on the causes of war. The data of the AKUF and its definition and typology of war have become the empirical foundation for the vast majority of relevant publications in German-speaking countries. Publishers such as governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations, magazines, electronic media and publishers of school books use material and data provided by AKUF as background information.War

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Albert Einstein InstitutionThe Albert Einstein Institution is a nonprofit organization advancing the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the worldNonviolence and Pacifism

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All Africa Global MediaAllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 2000 news and information items daily from over 130 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. We operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Lagos, Monrovia, Nairobi and Washington DC.

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Alliance for PeacebuildingAfP is a leader in developing and disseminating innovative approaches to peacebuilding and links related fields including development, relief, human rights, democracy, security sector reform, and others. AfP connects its members and civil society actors from around the world with US policymakers and with broad international policy initiatives. Through AfP’s Annual Conferences, members and the general public share information and ideas and learn from each other’s experiences.

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Barefoot Guide CommunityThe Barefoot Guide Connection is a global and local community of social change leaders and practitioners, from many countries, sharing our diverse practices to deepen and develop approaches and initiatives to contribute to a changing world. Publisher of Barefoot Guides to Social ChangeActivism, Global Community, Social Justice, Education, Health

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Berkman Center for Internet and SocietyThe Berkman Center was founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. We represent a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.

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Center for Conflict Resolution at Salisbury UniversityThe mission of the Center for Conflict Resolution is to foster peace building through the teaching and training of both conflict analysis techniques and conflict process skills. This requires the careful study of conflict process dynamics, introspection and practice all of which prepares an individual to effectively promote and foster nonviolent, collaborative and peaceful ways to resolve conflicts.Conflict Transformation, Education

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Center for Global DevelopmentThe Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community to make the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all. A nimble, independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit think tank, CGD combines world-class research with policy analysis and innovative communications to turn ideas into action

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Center for Global Peace JournalismThe Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University promotes the concepts of peace and peace journalism, including advocating non-violent conflict resolution, through seminars and courses both in the U.S. and abroad, through its website and magazine, and through partnerships with like-minded organizations and individuals.

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Center for Global Peacebuilding at Claremont Lincoln UniversityThe Center’s mission is to promote peacebuilding practices and research with a global perspective. Its scope ranges from local and national to international activities that use multifaceted approaches, including social media, conferences, fellowships, workshops, and interventions. The Center works with a variety of communities, individuals, groups, and governmental, academic, secular, and religious organizations and leaders. The central working principle of the Center is that those closest to the conflict are the experts, and it partners with on-the-ground actors to build the capacity for peace.

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Center for International Development and Conflict ResolutionCIDCM seeks to prevent and transform conflict, to understand the interplay between conflict and development, and to help societies create sustainable futures for themselves.Conflict Transformation

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Center for Justice and PeacebuildingThe Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University furthers the personal and professional development of peacebuilders, strengthening the peacebuilding capacities of the institutions they serve.

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Center for Media and DemocracyThe Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) is a non-profit investigative reporting group. Our reporting and analysis focus on exposing corporate spin and government propaganda. We publish PRWatch, SourceWatch, FoodRightsNetwork and BanksterUSA.

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Center for Public IntegrityThe Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis. We are one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. Our mission: To enhance democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.

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Center for Strategic and International Studies.Since 1962, CSIS has been dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world. After 50 years, CSIS has become one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security; regional stability; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.

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Center for Systemic PeaceFounded in 1997. It is engaged in innovative research on the problem of political violence within the structural context of the dynamic global system, that is, global systems analysis. The Center supports scientific research and quantitative analysis in many issue areas related to the fundamental problems of violence in both human relations and societal development. The focus of CSP research is on the possibilities of complex systemic management of all manner of societal and systemic conflicts. The Center regularly monitors and reports on general trends in societal-system performance, at the global, regional, and state levels of analysis and in the key systemic dimensions of conflict, governance, and (human and physical) development in the sincere belief that the foundation and guarantor of good governance is an active, informed public.

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Center for Victims of TortureThe Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. - See more at: http://www.cvt.org/who-we-are#sthash.wtuX4cZD.dpuf

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Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (the HD Centre) - GenevaThe Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (the HD Centre) is an independent mediation organisation, based in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated to improving the global response to armed conflict.

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Charity and Security NetworkShort-term solutions to national security threats passed since 2001 are having negative long-term consequences for the entire U.S. nonprofit sector and the people they serve. Millions of dollars donated for aid programs have been frozen indefinitely. Broad interpretations of "material support" of terrorism conflict with standards set by the Red Cross. All groups, from local charities to international programs, must deal with threat of being shut down without opportunity to appeal. The costs of these measures far outweigh any national security benefits gained.

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Community WealthAcross the United States, democratic, community wealth-building institutions have begun to multiply dramatically in number in recent years. Although many ventures are small in size, a number have already become a major presence in their communities and have implications for longer-term community change. The various efforts differ from traditional corporations, on the one hand, and small individually-owned businesses, on the otherEconomics, Sustainability

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Conciliation ResourcesConciliation Resources is a peacebuilding NGO supporting people at the heart of conflicts who are striving to find solutions. We work with them to deepen our collective understanding of the conflict, bring together divided communities and create opportunities for them to resolve their differences peacefully.

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Conflict Resolution Education ConnectionThe Conflict Resolution Education Connection is a web site devoted to the promotion of conflict resolution education throughout the world.

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Cultural SurvivalIndigenous people's advocacy group, reports on the defense and voice of indigenous peoples throughout the world

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Doha Center for Media FreedomThe DCMF is a non-profit organisation working for press freedom and quality journalism in Qatar, the Middle East and the world.

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Earth Policy InstituteThe Earth Policy Institute (EPI) was founded in 2001 by Lester Brown, the founder and former president of the Worldwatch Institute, to provide a plan of a sustainable future along with a roadmap of how to get from here to there. EPI works at the global level simply because no country can fully implement a Plan B economy in isolation. EPI’s goals are (1) to provide a global plan (Plan B) for moving the world onto an environmentally and economically sustainable path, (2) to provide examples demonstrating how the plan would work, and (3) to keep the media, policymakers, academics, environmentalists, and other decision-makers focused on the process of building a Plan B economy.

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Escola de Cultura de Pau (ECP) at the Autonomous Univ in BarcelonaThe School for a Culture of Peace was created in 1999 with the aim to work on culture of peace related issues, such as human rights, analysis of conflicts and peace processes, education for peace, disarmament and the prevention of armed conflicts. The objectives of the School for a Culture of Peace are: . To promote understanding and the implementation of the culture of peace. . To investigate and intervene in areas related to conflicts, peace processes, post-war rehabilitation, the arms trade, human rights, track II diplomacy, arts and peace and education for peace. . To give training to people who wish to disseminate the message and practice of a culture of peace. Many publications, databases, education resources.Education, Graduate Studies, Conflict Transformation

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Feinstein International CenterThe Feinstein International Center’s research — on the politics and policy of aiding the vulnerable, on protection and rights in crisis situations, and on the restoration of lives and livelihoods — feeds into both its teaching and its long-term partnerships with humanitarian and human rights agencies.Human Security, Education, Food Security, Conflict Transformation

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Freedom HouseFreedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world. Produce multiple reports, publications, and host data sets.

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Global Forum on Migration and DevelopmentThe Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is a recent initiative of the United Nations Member States to address the migration and development interconnections in practical and action-oriented ways. It is an informal, non-binding, voluntary and government-led process that marks the culmination of more than a decade of international dialogue on the growing importance of the linkages between migration and development. It reflects the progressive acknowledgement of the limits of a strictly national approach to migration questions and implications at global level in an intergovernmental framework. In view of the societal implications of these issues, civil society representatives have also been involved from the outset in this process.

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Global Human Development ForumThe mission of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) is to advance human development. The goal is to contribute towards the expansion of opportunities, choice and freedom. The office works towards this goal by promoting innovative new ideas, advocating practical policy changes, and constructively challenging policies and approaches that constrain human development. The office works with others to achieve change through writing and research, data analysis and presentation, support to national and regional analysis and outreach and advocacy work.

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Global Network of Women PeacebuildersThe Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) bridges the gap between policy discussions and implementation and action on the ground on women, peace and security issues.Human Rights, Human Security

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Global WitnessGlobal Witness investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource related conflict and corruption, and associated environmental and human rights abuses. From undercover investigations, to high level lobby meetings, we aim to engage on every level where we might make a difference and bring about change. http://www.globalwitness.org/

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Global WItnessGlobal Witness investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource related conflict and corruption, and associated environmental and human rights abuses. From undercover investigations, to high level lobby meetings, we aim to engage on every level where we might make a difference and bring about change.

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Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict ResearchThe Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) is an independent and interdisciplinary registered association located at the Department of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg. Since 1991 the HIIK has been committed to the distribution of knowledge about the emergence, course and settlement of interstate and intrastate political conflicts. The Conflict Barometer is published annually and contains the current research result. Furthermore, the HIIK is updating and maintaining the conflict database CONIS.Education, Graduate Studies, Human Security, War, Conflict Transformation

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Henry L. Stimson CenterThe Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a unique combination of rigorous analysis and outreach.

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Hiroshima Peacebuilders CenterThe Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) is a legally independent non-profit body to conduct human resource development and research activities in the field of peacebuilding.
HPC has been commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to implement the Program for Human Resource Development in Asia for Peacebuilding in Fiscal Year 2012.

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Human Rights WatchField based research into human rights abuses and policy, contains online library of reports and issue specific information

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Human Security Report ProjectThe HSRP tracks global and regional trends in organized violence, their causes and consequences. Research findings and analyses are published in the Human Security Report, Human Security Brief series, and the miniAtlas of Human Security. HSRP publications have received major coverage in the international media and are regularly cited by national governments, international agencies, and NGOs, as well as the research community.
The HSRP also produces a range of online data, research, and news resources covering a broad range of global security issues. All publications are available free of charge.

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Humanity in ActionHumanity in Action is an international educational organization. HIA educates, inspires and connects a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world.

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Humanity UnitedOur peacebuilding efforts are currently focused on robust in-country engagements and an ambitious global agenda to cultivate a permanent constituency for peace. To advance human freedom, we support international efforts that seek to end modern-day slavery.

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Idea Builder's InitiativeIdea Builders is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) that mobilizes trains and empowers women and girls in Nigeria, enabling them to exploit their hidden potentials and become change agents.

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Innovations for Successful SocietiesOften the most innovative ideas are generated internally, framed by people who have deep knowledge of local conditions. ISS helps chronicle these ideas and the process of institutional change by enabling reformers to tell their unique stories. The interviews become part of an oral history archive and the participants become part of a knowledge network. Case studies based on these conversations promote learning and become the basis for both practitioner-focused cross-cutting analysis and scholarly writing

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Insight on ConflictInsight on Conflict provides information on local peacebuilding organisations in areas of conflict. Local peacebuilders already make a real impact in conflict areas. They work to prevent violent conflicts before they start, to reduce the impact of violence, and to bring divided communities together in the aftermath of violence. However, their work is often ignored – either because people aren’t aware of the existence and importance of local peacebuilders in general, or because they simply haven’t had access to information and contacts for local peacebuilders. We hope that Insight on Conflict can help redress the balance by drawing attention to the important work of local peacebuilders. On this site, you’ll be able to find out who the local peacebuilders are, what they do, and how you might get in touch with them. Over half the organisations featured on Insight on Conflict do not have their own website.

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Institute for Communitarian Policy StudiesThe Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at The George Washington University, the nation's leading center for communitarian policy research, is a research institute dedicated to finding constructive solutions to social problems through morally informed policy analysis and moral dialogue.

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Institute for Economics and PeaceThe Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the social and economic factors that develop a more peaceful society. It achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peace; providing metrics for measuring peace; and, uncovering the relationship between peace, business and prosperity.

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Institute for Global Food SecurityThe Institute for Global Food Security is based at Queen’s University Belfast within the School of Biological Sciences. The Institute houses a suite of state-of-the-art laboratories, conducting cutting edge research into various topics ranging from soil & plant health through to food security. Since the inception of the UK’s first Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use in 2006, the work of the Institute has become internationally-recognised for its excellence in research and teaching. Over time the Institute has focused even more intently on its core founding principles, resulting in rebranding to become the Institute for Global Food Security.

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Institute for Inclusive SecurityThe Institute for Inclusive Security is revolutionizing who makes decisions about war and peace. Because of the vital skills and knowledge that women offer, we support their leadership as an essential tool to prevent violence, stop war, and restore communities after deadly conflicts.

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Institute for Multi-Track DiplomacyThe mission of IMTD is to promote a systems-based approach to peacebuilding and to facilitate the transformation of deep-rooted social conflict. The Institute is based in Arlington, VA, and has more than 1300 members in 31 countries. IMTD is supported by a wide range of key personnel, associates and interns. 265 interns from 56 countries have worked at the Institute.

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Institute for Technology and Social ChangeOnline courses for learning how to use technology for social change

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Institute of Development StudiesThe Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications. Our vision is a world in which poverty does not exist, social justice prevails and economic growth is focused on improving human wellbeing. We believe that research knowledge can drive the change that must happen in order for this vision to be realised.

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Inter-American FoundationThe Inter-American Foundation, an independent U.S. government agency, was created by Congress in 1969 to channel development assistance directly to the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IAF has carried out its mandate by responding with grant support for the most creative ideas for self-help received from grassroots groups and nongovernmental organizations. It also encourages partnerships among community organizations, business and local government directed at improving the quality of life for poor people and strengthening democratic practices.

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Interfaith PeacebuildersInterfaith Peace-Builders sends delegations to Israel/Palestine so that residents of North American can see the conflict with their own eyes. Participants have the opportunity to learn directly from Israeli and Palestinian nonviolent peace/human-rights activists, to spend time in Palestinian and Israeli homes, and to experience the situation of Palestinians living under military occupation. The delegations focus on seeing, listening to, and recording the experiences and perspectives of a wide range of Palestinians and Israelis.

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. In the same year, the UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC.

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International AlertInternational Alert is a 26-year old independent peacebuilding organisation. We work with people who are directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace. And we seek to influence the policies and ways of working of governments, international organisations like the UN and multinational companies, to reduce conflict risk and increase the prospects of peace. We work in Africa, several parts of Asia, the South Caucasus, the Middle East and Latin America and have recently started work in the UK. Our policy work focuses on several key themes that influence prospects for peace and security – the economy, climate change, gender, the role of international institutions, the impact of development aid, and the effect of good and bad governance. We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding NGOs with more than 155 staff based in London and 15 field offices. The organisation is led by our Secretary General, Dan Smith OBE, and the Senior Management Team.

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International Association of Genocide ScholarsAlternative academic network of scholars, practitioners and activists that pursues emerging trends in genocide studies; publishes the Journal of Genocide Research

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International Center for Migration Policy DevelopmentThe International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) was founded in 1993, upon the initiative of Austria and Switzerland. The organisation was created to serve as a support mechanism for informal consultations, and to provide expertise and efficient services in the newly emerging landscape of multilateral cooperation on migration and asylum issues.

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International Center for Nonviolent ConflictLists information about cases, current debates and resources for nonviolent conflicts

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International Center for Truth and JusticeThe International Center for Transitional Justice is an international non-profit organization specializing in the field of transitional justice. ICTJ works to help societies in transition address legacies of massive human rights violations and build civic trust in state institutions as protectors of human rights. In the aftermath of mass atrocity and repression, we assist institutions and civil society groups—the people who are driving and shaping change in their societies—in considering measures to provide truth, accountability, and redress for past abuses.

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International Civil Society Action NetworkFor Women's Rights, Peace, and Security. ICAN places partnership and collaboration as a core principle of its interactions with other organisations. We pride ourselves in listening to and responding to the needs of our partners in conflict affected countries. By virtue of establishing strong ties with globally renowned institutions, we can bridge the north-south divisions, and foster a mutually beneficial exchange of expertise and knowledge and practice.Social Justice, Human Rights, Human Security, War, Climate Change

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International Crisis GroupThe International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.

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International Network of Genocide ScholarsGlobal network of genocide scholars that operates as an alternative to IAGS and focuses on emerging trends in genocide studies; publishes the Journal of Genocide Research

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International Peace and Security InstituteThe International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) empowers the next generation of peacemakers. Founded on the core belief that education can mitigate violent conflict, IPSI facilitates the transfer of knowledge and skills to a global audience from the world’s premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates. The Institute develops comprehensive training programs, advances scholarly research, and promotes efforts to raise public awareness of peace and security issues. In all of its ventures, IPSI supports social entrepreneurs, including program alumni, who generate innovative projects to positively impact their communities and the world. Through the combination of educational training and material assistance, the Institute speeds the development of future peace and security leaders and encourages the creation of sustainable initiatives.

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International Peace Park ExpeditionsCombines the practice of peacemaking and conservation, conducting expeditions particularly in the Balkans

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Just Foreign PolicyJust Foreign Policy is an independent and non-partisan membership organization dedicated to reforming U.S. foreign policy by mobilizing and organizing the broad majority of Americans who want a foreign policy based on diplomacy, law and cooperation.

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Life and Peace InstituteLPI is an international and ecumenical centre that supports and promotes nonviolent approaches to conflict transformation through a combination of research and action that entails the strengthening of existing local capacities and enhancing the preconditions for building peace.

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Media Education FoundationMISSION:The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.

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Media Education FoundationThe Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.

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Metta Center for NonviolenceResearch and educational tool for understanding nonviolence, also conducts the annual 9/11 campaign and dialogue for nonviolent responses to conflict

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National Adaptation Programmes of ActionNational adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change – those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage.Climate Change

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National Priorities ProjectNational Priorities Project is a national non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to making complex federal budget information transparent and accessible so people can prioritize and influence how their tax dollars are spent.

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Natl Consotium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism—better known as START - is a university-based research center committed to the scientific study of the causes and human consequences of terrorism in the United States and around the worldHuman Security, Terrorism

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Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource CentreNOREF supports the development of competence and resources in the field of Norwegian and United Nations peacebuilding efforts, and Norway's role as a mediator and key humanitarian actor in conflict and post-conflict situations.Conflict Transformation

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Office of the Historian, US Department of StateOfficial releases of documents pertaining of US foreign policy; recent releases of Vietnam war relations and Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1974-1976

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OneBeatOneBeatSM is an international cultural exchange that celebrates the transformative power of the arts through the creation of original, inventive music, and people-to-people diplomacy.Arts

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Open Society FoundationThe Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. The Open Society Foundations fund a range of programs around the world, from public health to education to business development

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Organization for Security and Cooperation in EuropeWith 56 States from Europe, Central Asia and North America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization. It offers a forum for political negotiations and decision-making in the fields of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation, and puts the political will of its participating States into practice through its unique network of field missions.

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Palestine Strategy GroupWith the aim of formulating a strategy capable of achieving Palestinian national goals, the report describes the current political realities, sets out certain scenarios related to possible interim solutions to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and outlines the strategic paths and means that can make the achievement of those goals possible.

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Peace and Collaborative NetworkSee "Resource Guides to Careers, Networking, Funding (and more) in Development, CR, and Related Fields"

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Peace and Conflict Studies ConsortiumThe Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium (PCSC) nurtures a transdisciplinary approach to peace education and conflict resolution through collaboration among regional institutions. The organization facilitates curriculum development, faculty support, research assistance, and resource development, all of which promote a culture of peace.

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Peace and Justice Studies AssociationThe Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2001 as a result of a merger of the Consortium on Peace research, Education and Development (COPRED) and the Peace Studies Association (PSA). Both organizations provided leadership in the broadly defined field of peace, conflict and justice studies.

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Peace Education CommissionThe purposes of PEC are to facilitate international cooperation between educators, peace researchers, and activists toward more effective and widespread peace education, to engage in activities that will facilitate education about the causes of war and injustices as well as conditions for peace and justice.

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Peace Research Institute OsloFounded in 1959, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) is an independent research institution known for its effective synergy of basic and policy-relevant research. In addition to such research, PRIO conducts graduate training and is engaged in the promotion of peace through conflict resolution, dialogue and reconciliation, public information and policymaking activities.

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People's Charter for a Nonviolent WorldThe aim of The Nonviolence Charter is to create a worldwide movement to end violence in all of its forms. The Charter is intended to give voice to the millions of ordinary people around the world who want an end to war, oppression, environmental destruction and violence of all kinds. We hope that this Charter will support and unite the courageous nonviolent struggles of ordinary people all over the world.

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Plan with youthhttp://www.planwithyouth.org/home/

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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact ResearchPIK addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. Researchers from the natural and social sciences work together to generate interdisciplinary insights and to provide society with sound information for decision making. The main methodologies are systems and scenarios analysis, modelling,
computer simulation, and data integration.

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Project PloughsharesProject Ploughshares is a non-governmental organization that works with churches, governments and civil society, in Canada and abroad, to advance policies and actions to prevent war and armed violence and build peace.

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Radical Information Project at the University of MarylandEfforts to investigate and understand the world around us are invariably dependent upon the information that is made available about this reality. Such dependence has led some to collect and distribute information and others to scoff at such an effort being fundamentally biased, naive or limited in nature. Much of the criticisms from the latter group revolve around the fact that only certain individuals seem to get their story told; history is censored or is told from the position of the victors. If true, this information could undermine our efforts to understand, to predict, and to act - leading to biased causal inferences and misguided efforts at reform/social change.

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RFK Center for Justice and Human RightsThe RFK CENTER’s core programs focus on the power of the individual, working through alliances and organizations, to generate change.

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Rising VoicesRising Voices, an outreach initiative of Global Voices, aims to help bring new voices from new communities and speaking new languages to the global conversation by providing resources and funding to local groups reaching out to underrepresented communities.

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Rocky Mountain InstituteRMI’s vision is a world thriving, verdant, and secure, for all, for ever. Our mission is to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources. RMI's style is non-adversarial and trans-ideological, emphasizing integrative design, advanced technologies, and mindful markets. Our strategic focus, executed through specific initiatives designed to take our work rapidly to scale, is to map and drive the transition from coal and oil to efficiency and renewables. We work extensively with the private sector, as well as with civil society and government, to create Abundance by Design® and to apply the framework of natural capitalism.

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Roosevelt InstituteThe Roosevelt Institute is a nonprofit organization devoted to carrying forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by developing progressive ideas and bold leadership in the service of restoring America’s promise of opportunity for all.

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Rutger's Division of Global AffairsCentral to DGA’s focus, is the relationship between globalization and the dynamic role of governments, international and regional organizations, corporations, NGO’s, civil society, local and non-state actors and global dynamics. These phenomena may be examined from a multitude of perspectives such as anthropology, social, political, legal, economic, gender, cultural and historical levels of analysis to address the practical global challenges of the 21st Century.

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Rutgers Center for Women's Global LeadershipThe Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) envisions a world in which all people are equal and gender equality is systemically realized by the achievement of human rights for all. CWGL strengthens and facilitates women’s leadership for human rights and social justice worldwide.

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SaferworldSaferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. Established in 1989, we work in Africa, Asia and Europe. We have staff based in our offices in London and Nairobi, and in all the regions in which we work.

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Science for PeaceScience for Peace is a Canadian organization consisting of natural scientists, engineers, social scientists, scholars in the humanities and people from the wider community. We seek to understand and act against the forces that make for militarism, environmental destruction, and social injustice here and abroad. Membership in Science for Peace offers one avenue to influence wider society about these crucial problems.

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Search for the Common GoodFounded in 1982, Search for Common Ground works to transform the way the world deals with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving. We use a multi-faceted approach, employing media initiatives and working with local partners in government and civil society, to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societies' capacity to deal with conflicts constructively: to understand the differences and act on the commonalities.

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Sexuality Policy WatchSexuality Policy Watch (SPW) is a global forum composed of researchers and activists from a wide range of countries and regions of the world. Launched in 2002 as the International Working Group on Sexuality and Social Policy (IWGSSP), in 2006 the forum changed its name to Sexuality Policy Watch. Since its establishment, SPW has undertaken many projects: a global research study on trends in sexuality, policies and politics; political activism; building strategic partnerships with social actors working on sexual rights in key policy arenas; and publishing policy analyses and other materials to address issues of sexuality politics. SPW also participates in global policy arenas and relevant initiatives directly relating to sexuality, sexual and reproductive rights, gender, LGBT activism and HIV/AIDS.

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Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil SocietyThe Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) develops and shares knowledge to improve philanthropy, strengthen civil society and effect social change.

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Strike Debt/Rolling JubileeStrike Debt is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street.. We believe people should not go into debt for basic necessities like education, healthcare and housing. Our network has the goal of building a broad movement, with more effective ways of resisting debt, and with the ultimate goal of creating an alternative economy that benefits us all and not just the 1%.Activism, Economics

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Sustainability Research & Policy NetworkNode of the Social Science Reasearch Network

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The Asian Political and International Studies AssociationThe Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) is Asia's leading academic organization dealing with political and international studies. Publisher of the Asian Journal of Peacebuilding

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The Center for New American SecurityThe mission of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is to develop strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. Building on the expertise and experience of its staff and advisors, CNAS engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.

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The Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityThe Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world's most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources.

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The Global Centre for Responsibility to ProtectThe Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect was established in February 2008 to promote universal acceptance and effective operational implementation of the norm of the "Responsibility to Protect" populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

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The International Food Policy Research InstituteThe International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. Founded in 1975, IFPRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership for a food secure future.Agriculture, Sustainable Development

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The Sphere ProjectThe Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim - to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations.

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TransConflictTransConflict was established in response to the challenges facing intra- and inter-ethnic relations in the Western Balkans. This research and dialogue group investigates the current situation in the Former Yugoslavia, with focus on Bosnian "ethnic" politics.

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UN Environmental ProgrammeUNEP, established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.

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UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

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United States Institute of PeaceUSIP is the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP works to save lives, increase the government's ability to deal with conflicts before they escalate, reduce government costs, and enhance our national security.

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United to End GenocideFormerly Save Darfur and genocide Intervention Network, this advocacy group works to further policy that will end gneocide and build a prevention constituency

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UshahidiA non-profit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.

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Vision of HumanityVision of Humanity is a strong proponent of the need to further study, advocate and act on peace. It groups together a number of interrelated initiatives focused on global peace which enjoy the support of a wide range of philanthropists, business people, politicians, religious leaders and intellectuals. It brings a strategic approach to raising the world’s attention and awareness around the importance of peace to humanity’s survival in the 21st century.

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Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown UniversityThe Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University seeks to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement. Source of numerous publications and research projects related to PJSTHuman Security, Education, Sustainable Development

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WISCOMP (Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace) WISCOMP (Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace) is a South Asian research and training initiative, which facilitates the leadership of women in the areas of peace, security and international affairs. Initiated in 1999 by Meenakshi Gopinath who currently serves as the Honorary Director, WISCOMP positions its work at the confluence of peacebuilding, conflict transformation and security studies. The intersection of these with gender concerns provides the focus of its engagement and is the leitmotif that informs its programs.

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Wiser.orgOur mission is to help the global movement of people and organizations working toward social justice, indigenous rights, and environmental stewardship to connect, collaborate, share knowledge, and build alliances.Sustainability, Collaboration, Social Justice

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Woodrow Wilson CenterAt The Wilson Center, preeminent scholars and experts research topics of national and international relevance. In the spirit of President Wilson, we build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the nation’s problems and challenges. Democracy is built on the notion of an informed and active citizenry. The Wilson Center provides the fuel that makes this possible…knowledge in the public interest.

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World Social Foruman annual meeting of civil society organizations, first held in Brazil, which offers a self-conscious effort to develop an alternative future through the championing of counter-hegemonic globalization.

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Worldwatch InstituteThrough research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.

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Yale Genocide Studies ProgramCollection of graduate and academic papers within the field of genocide studies

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ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.