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Rebecca Goolsby, Ph.D. Office of Naval Research: Shaping the Environment through Information

by on March 20, 2015 11:00 am
Please join us for a fascinating presentation from Dr. Rebecca Goolsby, Office of Naval Research. Dr. Goolsby will be presentng a paper on information conflicts and information operations, focusing on her research on deception and strategic communication in Ukraine. Learn how ISIS uses social media to enhance its reputation and recruit, Novorossiya uses social media to publicize… Read more Rebecca Goolsby, Ph.D. Office of Naval Research: Shaping the Environment through Information

Berlin PIL Workshop Recap: Participatory Urban Development -- is it possible?

by on December 9, 2014 7:57 am
Written by Jan Dohnke     On Friday, the 10th of October, I had the pleasure of presenting part of my work concerning participation in urban development at the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab in Berlin.  I was not familiar with the format.  However, I was looking forward to a diverse and fruitful discussion about some… Read more Berlin PIL Workshop Recap: Participatory Urban Development -- is it possible?

Participatory Urban Development – is it possible? (Workshop at Immobilienscout)

by on October 23, 2014 8:00 am
Berlin is booming and the city-scape is changing fast. Entire neighbourhoods are getting a make over. The corner “casino“ is now a fancy coffee shop, the night-club is being turned into fancy apartments and the corner Späti now sells souvenirs to tourists. Rent is going up, people are forced to move out, new people move… Read more Participatory Urban Development – is it possible? (Workshop at Immobilienscout)

Fall Course: Getting to Trust in Conflict Environments

by on September 30, 2014 6:30 pm
Tuesday Evenings Sep. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 6:30p – 8:30p Studio 1 0 Units Trust in institutions, corporations, brands and governments are at an all time low. From Ferguson to Afghanistan, the lack of trust affects the social fabric, peace, human rights, justice and the economy. Before people can engage with each other… Read more Fall Course: Getting to Trust in Conflict Environments

Participatory Urban Development in Berlin (Meetup on Sept 4)

by on August 31, 2014 6:38 pm
Whether you have called Berlin home for decades or are newly arrived – you are invited to attend tonight´s lab to help make Berlin even more inclusive, open and inviting. For the city is only as cosmopolitan, colorful and lively, as its residents. 12.-13. September is the ”Aktionstag für ein schönes Berlin” (Eng. Day of… Read more Participatory Urban Development in Berlin (Meetup on Sept 4)
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High-Level Panel Session ‘Big Data for Humanity’

by on August 28, 2014 1:15 am
(Event recap is a repost of the  summary from the Leiden University College The Hague) On Monday 18th of August, the Peace Informatics Lab (Leiden University) hosted a high-level panel session on “Big Data for Humanity” in The Hague. The event was organised in cooperation with the Leiden Centre of Data Science, New World Campus and… Read more High-Level Panel Session ‘Big Data for Humanity’

Big Data for Peace Summer School

by on August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Big Data for Peace Summer School 2014 How do you use Big Data for peace and security? Are you a PhD researcher or practitioner in the field of conflict studies, conflict resolution, peace or security studies, with an affinity to Big Data? Then the Centre for Innovation / Peace Informatics Lab is looking for you!… Read more Big Data for Peace Summer School
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Persuasive tech, youth gang violence and new pathways to shared value in Bolivia

by on July 30, 2014 12:09 pm
  Pervasive fears about crime erode social cohesion and trust, and push people towards isolation. The perception of insecurity in Bolivia has deteriorated significantly in recent years, overtaking unemployment, poverty, inequality or civil unrest as the main public concern. According to official estimates, young people aged 12 to 30 years perpetrate more than 80 percent of violence and… Read more Persuasive tech, youth gang violence and new pathways to shared value in Bolivia
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Movement for Empathy and Social Wellbeing (Meetup on July 6)

by on July 6, 2014 6:46 pm
Numerous studies have cited the importance of movement and exercise to reduce personal stress, offset depression and improve overall health and well-being.  As individuals devote more time to their personal devices, there is a corresponding decline in time dedicated to face to face social activities, movement and fitness in the physical world.  How might mobile… Read more Movement for Empathy and Social Wellbeing (Meetup on July 6)

Movement for Empathy and Social Wellbeing

by on July 6, 2014 10:30 am
Numerous studies have cited the importance of movement and exercise to reduce personal stress, offset depression and improve overall health and well-being.  As individuals devote more time to their personal devices, there is a corresponding decline in time dedicated to face to face social activities, movement and fitness in the physical world.  How might mobile… Read more Movement for Empathy and Social Wellbeing