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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

Collaborative Sandbox – An introduction to Lean Canvas (Meetup on July 3)

by on July 3, 2014 6:39 pm
In this Lean Canvas Workshop, guests got a first glimpse of the Lean Startup methodology and  learned how to document their business model in a 1-page document. • Capture  business model in a portable 1-page diagram. The Lean Canvas is the perfect format for brainstorming possible business models, prioritizing where to start and tracking ongoing learnings. • Save… Read more Collaborative Sandbox – An introduction to Lean Canvas (Meetup on July 3)
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Persuasive Technology for Youth Violence Prevention May 21-22, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

by on May 21, 2014 12:00 am
To kick-start the process of a Peace Innovation Lab set up in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Stanford Peace Innovation Lab, Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Fundación Trabajo Empresa and OpenMarabunta are organising a 2-day workshop on “Persuasive Technology for Youth Violence Prevention” hosted by the Private University of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA) on… Read more Persuasive Technology for Youth Violence Prevention May 21-22, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Data Visualization & Data Journalism

by on May 14, 2014 12:46 am
In the non-profit world and civil sector resources can be scarce, but there’s never a shortage of data. Nonprofits track finances, services, outcomes and external data about their issue areas. Embedded in all that data are stories waiting to be told. Stories that can drive political change and inspire higher efficiency. The world’s best news… Read more Data Visualization & Data Journalism