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Innovation in Health: Co-Creating for a Healthier Society

by on April 8, 2015 2:15 pm
The Berlin Peace Innovation Lab is a platform dedicated to exploring how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social changes toward global peace. But don’t let yourself be misled by the name: as Founder Anne Kjær Riechert notes, peace should not be understood only as the opposite of war, but mostly as a form of “socially just… Read more Innovation in Health: Co-Creating for a Healthier Society
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Peace Technology: Scope, Scale, and Cautions

by on March 24, 2015 3:30 pm
Stanford Peace Innovation Lab’s framing article, Peace Technology: Scope, Scale, and Cautions, is in the current edition of the Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building #PeaceTech spring issue.  We define peace technology, cover issues of concern, risks and how to put in safeguards to reduce the unintended consequences of peace technology. #PeaceTech provides not only a catalog of “who’s… Read more Peace Technology: Scope, Scale, and Cautions

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
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How to Grow Crowds for Causes

by on March 17, 2015 2:21 pm
What’s a crowd? At first, it’s your family. Then it’s your friends and acquaintances. Then, at some point, it’s (hopefully) a large circle of people that you’ve managed to engage in supporting your cause or mission. So how does one build this circle? As a platform focused on exploring how technology can help achieve global… Read more How to Grow Crowds for Causes
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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 crucial… 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