Women are often targeted in violent conflicts, as armed forces seek to demoralize their opponents, and they are often not included in negotiations to end these conflicts. This study guide examines both how women are affected by war and contribute to peace, as well as how the international community is addressing these issues.
New media tools such as smartphones can help hold governments accountable and coordinate relief efforts, for example, but they can also convey inaccurate information and promote violent agendas. This study guide examines both the positive and negative effects of the new media and its potential for use in peacebuilding.
Corruption exists in all societies but its cost are particularly high for states emerging from conflict. Not only can it retard development but it can also create further instability. This study guide will help students understand the relationship between corruption and conflict and learn about ways to address corruption and promote good governance.
Nonviolent civic action includes such activities as boycotts and demonstrations undertaken by a group of people to persuade others to change their behavior. In this study guide, students will learn how nonviolent civic action has been used in the past to effect change without violence.
Darfur, East Timor, Rwanda, Bosnia—these are just some of the mass atrocities that have occurred since the 1990s. But that period also saw the beginning of a series of efforts to confront crimes against humanity. This study guide describes the key elements of humanitarian intervention and the "responsibility to protect," as well as methods for protecting civilians.
Competition over natural resources such as oil or diamonds can lead to, intensify, or sustain violence—the resource curse—but natural resources can also play a role in managing and resolving conflict and preventing its reoccurrence. This study guide will illuminate the role of natural resources as causes of conflict, and their role in helping to bring about peace.
In response to increasing requests by colleges and universities on how to develop programs focusing on global peace, conflict, and security, the Education and Training Center has developed this guide to undergraduate programmatic development. It includes not only models, but also advice on strategies that can be used in the planning stage.
This study guide is designed to serve independent learners who want to find out more about international conflict and its resolution, as well as educators who want to introduce the topic to their students.
This study guide assists teachers in increasing students' understanding of the prevalence and spread of nuclear weapons and familiarizes students with historic and contemporary measures to control nuclear proliferation and stimulates their thinking of potential strategies for doing so in the future.
This guide from the 2004 National Peace Essay Contest assists teachers in increasing students' understanding of the nature of democracy and historic and contemporary efforts at democratization.