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Interview from the 2015 CMM Learning Exchange

by |October 15th, 2015

The 2015 Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) Learning Exchange, also known as the FUGIC Forum, took place in Munich, Germany, from September 17-20. Hosts of the Learning Exchange were the CMM Institute and the Institute for Global Integral Competence. This interview was conducted by AC4’s Meredith Smith and Venera Kusari. What motivated you to choose… read more

Interview with Dahlia Collado Simangan, AC4 Visiting Scholar

by |June 23rd, 2015

Dahlia Collado Simangan is an AC4 visiting scholar, coming from the Australian National University. She is a doctoral candidate studying multiple aspects of peace processes including economics, governance, memory and reconciliation. She conducted fieldwork in 3 countries with UN transitional authorities, including Kosovo and East Timor, and was recently awarded a very prestigious UN award for dissertation research. What… read more

Interview with Saad Ali Saad, AC4 Fellow, 2013 Cohort

by |June 12th, 2015

Saad Ali Saad, M.S., is a graduate of Columbia University’s Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program. He is also an alumni of the AC4 Graduate Fellowship Program, 2013 Cohort. One project Saad currently works on is the AC4 initiative for Constructive Engagement in the Arab World, particularly on the Arabic version of the Handbook on Conflict Resolution.   What… read more

Interview with Kaggie Orrick, AC4 Fellow, 2014 Cohort

by |March 4th, 2015

Katherine (Kaggie) Orrick comes from the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B) at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She is currently pursuing a M.S. with an emphasis on conservation biology. After graduating in May, she hopes to apply the methods and skills involved in her work described below to other large… read more

Interview with Morton Deutsch, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and Founder of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

by |January 28th, 2015

Dr. Morton Deutsch is one of the world’s premier social psychologists and a groundbreaking figure in the study of Conflict Resolution. Dr. Deutsch shared with us some perspective and details on the Global Community Forum (GCF), one of his current projects, reflections on his career and career advice. There are plenty of ways for students to be… read more

Interview with Diana Rodriguez-Gomez, AC4 Fellow, 2014 Cohort

by |December 3rd, 2014

Diana Rodriguez-Gomez comes from the Department of Comparative Education at Teachers College. She is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in International Educational Development with an emphasis on Peace Education and Human Rights. How did you get interested in the field of comparative education? I am really interested in the connections between violence and education. This interest… read more

Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness on the West Coast

by |October 24th, 2012

By David Overall, CRUW Research Coordinator Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) In the City of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada’s Aboriginal peoples comprise the nation’s youngest and fastest growing  population. In Canada, the term “Aboriginal” denotes First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada. Between 1996 and 2006, the Aboriginal population of Canada… read more

Columbia Professor Jamal Joseph Discusses the Power of Art for Social Change

by |August 17th, 2012

Originally encouraging students to burn down Columbia University when he was a member of the Black Panther Party, Jamal Joseph is now a professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts Film Division. In his memoir “Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion & Reinvention”, Joseph explores the challenges and lessons he learned from being in… read more

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Columbia’s Andrew Nathan Discusses U.S.- China Relationship

by |August 14th, 2012

Is conflict inevitable between China and the United States in the near future?  This question, posed by Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, is addressed by Columbia University’s own Andrew J. Nathan. Sharing findings from his latest book “How China Sees America”, Nathan explores the interesting and complex relationship between the U.S. and China.  

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Columbia’s Joseph Stiglitz Discusses “The Price of Inequality” with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart

by |July 27th, 2012

Nobel Prize winning economist, Columbia Professor Joseph Stiglitz sits down with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart to discuss how and why there is a lack of equality of opportunity in the United States. In Part 1, Professor Stiglitz argues that the nature of the economy of the United States has changed significantly within the last… read more

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