Research to Action

Photo credit: Nonviolent Peaceforce

Thinking About “Safety” and “Security”

Due to a broader context of militarism, “security” has become closely associated with military and/or armed approaches to defense and protection.

Photography in War-Torn Communities as a Tool for Peace? A Project by Everyday Peace Indicators

Working in partnership with the Colombian Truth Commission (Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence and Non-Repetition), the Everyday Peace Indicators are seeking to support state-wide efforts to assess and improve Colombia’s implementation of peace processes.

Changing How We Understand and Prevent Identity-Based Violence: The Work of Protection Approaches

Protection Approaches wants to change the way the world thinks about identity-based violence and how we respond to and prevent it.

Brain and Behavioral Science-Informed Peacebuilding: The Work of Beyond Conflict

Innovation in peacebuilding has left brain and behavioral science largely unexplored. Beyond Conflict seeks to change that.

Digital Interventions to Interrupt Hate Online: The Work of Moonshot

Moonshot is a global social enterprise working to end online harms, applying evidence, ethics, and human rights to this endeavor.

Travel as a Catalyst for Social Impact and Peacebuilding: The Work of Philanthropy without Borders

Both travel and philanthropy, in their distinct ways, entail encounters between people from different cultures, backgrounds, and/or life experiences. Given the right conditions, these encounters can serve as a catalyst for positive social change.

Building Peace from the Middle: The Critical Work of National Brain Trusts

Strategies for building sustainable peace after violent conflict tend to focus on two levels of leaders: national elites who negotiate peace agreements and community actors who oversee local mediation and reconciliation efforts