Build Peace 2015

I was invited to be a speaker on the panel on behavior change and technology in peacebuilding and Build Peace 2015. The panel was a lot of fun, with some fascinating presentations! You can find them on the Build Peace YouTube page. Here’s mine:

This was a particularly fun conference, pulling together practitioners, activists and academics in a setting that breaks away from the usual paper/panel/questions format of most conferences. Looking forward to next year!

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“Crowdsharing” and Violence Prevention

One thing I’m working on in my doctoral research is understanding why crowdsourcing works in conflict management and resolution…or should at least logically work based on the various theories of conflict management and resolution developed and refined over the last 40 or so years.  In this post, I’m going to use Kenyan election violence as the tangible example, and propose using the term “crowdsharing” instead of “crowdsourcing” since we’re talking about a process through which a local population shares and responds to information laterally.  This is going to be a math-y one, but bear with me.

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