Innovation in Peacebuilding: Taking Advantage of Affordances A few days ago, Melissa Mannis of the newly formed Peace Innovation Initiative (PII) at the UN University of Peace asked me to send her something I’d written for her board of directors to take a look at. I quickly realized that I didn’t have anything that directly fit what she was asking for and rather than doing a lot of cutting and pasting, I decided to write something fresh about the role(s) innovation in general and new technology in particular could and should play in peacebuilding . What came out was a classic bad news/good news story. But one with a historical twist that could help PII and [...]


Our Unstable and Interconnected Reality

Our Unstable and Interconnected Reality By Emily Evans This is the first of what I hope will be many guest posts on my web site. I met Emily Evans at a session I led at the Alliance for Peacebuilding’s PeaceCon in January. We have been working together ever since. She is one of the social change activists I have been profiling in my own posts and who will be featured in my next book, Connecting the Dots, which I plan to finish before the end of the year. —Chip Hauss With the over-abundance of information at our fingertips these days, the assumption that our world is stable, predictable, and safe seems, at this point, hopelessly [...]

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