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Grappling With Ocean Conservation and Social Justice, with Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

by |April 2nd, 2019

Marine biologist, policy expert, and conservation strategist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson discusses the challenges and possibility she sees in environmental justice work today. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist and policy expert who promotes environmental justice and coastal care in communities in New York and elsewhere. She does this through policy and organizing, event curation,… read more

Exploring the Intersection of Faith and Environmental Justice with Theologian Hussein Rashid

by |February 26th, 2019

Theologian Hussein Rashid discusses the challenges and possibilities he sees in environmental justice work today. By Rachel Kirk and Meredith Smith Hussein Rashid is a theologian, an adjunct professor of religion at the New School, and founder of Islamicate, a consultancy based in NYC focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. Professor Rashid brings his… read more

Building Peace in Colombia through Youth Programs

by |May 8th, 2018

Joan Lopez is coordinator of the Youth, Peace and Security Program, working in Medellín, Colombia with youth leaders, youth organizations and AC4 team to foster and share learning on community building initiatives and to develop a youth learning network. Lopez is particularly interested in understanding the role of art in youth resistance movements and its relation to… read more

Meet AC4 Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Larry Liebovitch

by |February 2nd, 2018

Dr. Liebovitch is Professor of Physics and Psychology at Queens College of the City University of New York and Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at AC4. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the City College of New York and a doctorate in astronomy from Harvard University. At Florida Atlantic University he served as the interim… read more

“Myanmar and International Peacebuilding, with Stephen Gray” — New Episode on AC4 Conversations featured on WKCR FM Radio

by |January 16th, 2018

Give a listen! Tune in to the latest episode of “Conversations from the Leading Edge,” a radio show and podcast centered on Peace and Conflict at Columbia University, with hosts from the AC4, and produced in collaboration with Columbia’s Public Radio Station, WKCR (89.9FM). In this interview, Stephen Gray shares about the current situation in… read more

Meet AC4 Visiting Scholar, Michael Gross

by |November 21st, 2016

Dr. Michael Gross is a Visiting Research Scholar at AC4 this Fall 2016, coming from Colorado State University. Dr. Gross is the Editor-in-Chief for Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, the 2016 Past Division Chair, Conflict Management Division, Academy of Management, and the 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Business…. read more

Interview with Cody Pope, AC4 Fellow, 2011 Cohort

by |August 10th, 2016

Cody Pope, one the 2011 AC4 Graduate Fellows, works on political risk, policy analysis and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. He completed his Masters in International Security Policy and Conflict Resolution at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. As an AC4 fellow, he focused on foreign investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly in the mining… read more

AC4-IACM Scholarship Almnus Interview: Dr. Patricia Satterstrom

by |June 23rd, 2016

Patricia Satterstrom, 2011   Where are you now since being an AC4 scholarship recipient in 2011 and first-time attendee to IACM? I earned my doctorate from Harvard Business School (HBS) this past May, and I am now an Assistant Professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. My family and I just moved… read more

Interview with Isaac Scott, Resident Artist and Justice in Education Scholar at Columbia’s Center for Justice

by |May 5th, 2016

Isaac Scott is a self-taught graphic designer and fine artist, as well as a creative writer, currently the Resident Artist and Justice in Education Scholar at Columbia University’s Center for Justice. He is Co-Founder of Opportunities and Change, which facilitates solution-driven projects, such as The Confined Arts, Love Thyself First and T.e.a.m. Arts, and is Director of The Confined… read more

Interview with Layla Zami, Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality

by |April 8th, 2016

Layla Zami is an artist and scholar, currently a Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality (IRWGS). She is a PhD candidate at Humboldt-University Berlin in gender studies and performing arts, where she is teaching a class on cultural memory in the spring, and has studied International Relations… read more