Civil Society and US Government in Conflict-Affected Regions: Building Better Relationships for Peacebuilding
This report summarizes key themes and recommendations discussed in a March 26, 2010 roundtable between US government agencies and civil society organizations engaged in conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts in various regions of the world.
Leadership Project joins Spectrum Media for Jointly Proposed Documentary Film on Peacebuilding in Burundi
The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Spectrum Media, Boston, have jointly proposed to produce a documentary film on the peacebuilding process in Burundi.
The Roles of Non-Military Programs within a Comprehensive Preventive Approach to Terrorism and Insurgencies
Statement of Dr. Michael Lund and Dr. Lisa Schirch before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and Capabilities.
Few regions in the world have been as unfortunate as Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta. The delta’s abundant natural wealth stands in stark contrast to its palpable underdevelopment. The oil sector accounts for approximately 95 percent of Nigeria’s export earnings and over 80 percent of federal government revenue, but for nearly two decades the delta has been mired in conflict and violence that threatens human security and the national economy.
During this second meeting held on the United Nations High-Level Panel (HLP) on Threats, Challenges and Change, General Brent Scowcroft, among other experts, pointed out the strengths and weaknesses of the Panel's recommendations on the use of force in the 21st century.