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The Window Sex Project: Video Panel Discussion on Anti-Street Harassment

by |July 24th, 2012

As Professor L’Heureux Lewis said, “The small things, like street harassment, relate to the bigger things.” On April 2, 2012, the Barnard Center for Research on Women hosted an active and engaging panel discussion with choreographer Sydnie L. Mosley, Professor L’Heureux Lewis, and dancers Leah King, Denae Hannah, Carrie Plew, Candace Thompson, and Allegra Romita. … read more

Waves of Violence in Mexico – Video Interviews with Columbia Professor Pablo Piccato

by |July 23rd, 2012

Columbia Professor Pablo Piccato, Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies and History at the School of International and Public Affairs, in this series of video interviews, discusses the violent crimes occurring in cities like Juarez and the issues the government faces in resolving, and ultimately preventing, these crimes. Murders of Mexican Journalists Skyrocket Gender and… read more

“American Force” – CSPAN Book Talk with Professor Richard Betts

by |July 16th, 2012

In his latest book, American Force: Dangers, Delusions, and Dilemmas in National Security, Columbia University’s Professor Richard Betts explores the effects of America’s engagement in past and present wars.  He examines how the military role of the US has shifted over the last few decades. Watch this book talk with Professor Betts. The interview, part of… read more

“Storms of My Grandchildren” – CSPAN Book Talk with Professor James Hansen

by |July 16th, 2012

In his book, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity, Columbia University’s Professor James Hansen explains why we are seeing shifts in climate, and what the impact of these changes will be if we do not take strides to limit our use of fossil… read more

Academic Festival 2012 Keynote Address by Jeffrey D. Sachs at Teachers College

by |July 15th, 2012

Earth Institute Director, Jeffrey Sachs, defines and explores the complexities and challenges of sustainable development at the Annual Academic Festival held at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2012. Watch Jeffrey Sachs’ keynote address, which highlights the importance of being proactive about addressing the challenges we have never seen before. http://blip.tv/teachers-college-columbia-university/academic-festival-2012-keynote-address-by-jeffrey-d-sachs-6107781

Land Tenure Disputes in Haiti – Radio Interview with Mark Levy

by |June 27th, 2012

Columbia University’s Professor Marc Levy, Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), is interviewed by our very own Executive Co-Chair, Dr. Peter Coleman. Professor Marc Levy delves into his research, which aims to connect sustainable processes to the prevention of conflict.  Specifically, his work aims to understand how Haitian citizens… read more

“End-Game: Afghanistan” – Video Coverage of the Eighth Annual Saltzman Forum

by |June 27th, 2012

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University hosted its Eighth Annual Saltzman Forum on April 13, 2012.  Speakers included Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani journalist and writer who has written extensively on the Taliban, and David Rohde, a columnist for Reuters and The Atlantic Magazine who wrote for The New… read more

“Generation Iraq: Journalists Confront America’s War” – A Video Conversation

by |June 25th, 2012

How have we been shaped as a society by the war in Iraq?  Journalists words and images have literally defined the war and its ongoing impact for all of us. On April 4, 2012, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma hosted a conversation with four news professionals who have been shaped by the conflict. … read more

What Are Intractable Conflicts? – A Video Series with Dr. Peter Coleman

by |June 19th, 2012

The Five Percent Problem AC4′s Dr. Peter Coleman defines intractable conflicts, the five percent of international conflicts that are seemingly impossible to resolve.  These types of conflicts, however, can exist on a personal or global scale.  He highlights what we can do when we find ourselves in these types of conflicts. A Conflict at Columbia… read more

Preventing Genocide – A Video Lecture with Andrea Bartoli

by |June 15th, 2012

George Mason University presents the Vision Series with AC4 Co-Founder and Dean of The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, Andrea Bartoli.  In a thoughtful and engaging lecture, he explores what genocide is, how it arises and sustains itself, and what we can do to prevent it.