News & Events

April 14, 2015

OEF Fellow Andrew Mack on Global Dispatches Podcast

Political Conflict

Episode 60 of Global Dispatches Podcast with Mark Goldberg features Andrew Mack - a Fellow at the One Earth Future Foundation, professor at Simon Fraser University, and Director of the Human Security Report.

Public Health and Nonviolence Campaigns

February 20, 2015

What Violence Prevention Can Learn from Public Health Campaigns

Political Conflict, Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict

Leaders found that mixing outreach with education can create the critical mass of support needed to drive a social change.

Counter-piracy Somalia

February 12, 2015

Somali Piracy and the War That Didn't Happen

Political Institutions, Political Conflict

Networks of non-state actors have proved to be a more sustainable force in countering piracy than military boots and warships.

Civil society marches in Bolivia

February 10, 2015

Is Civil Society a Double-Edged Sword?

Political Institutions

There are competing perspectives about the role of civil society in weakly institutionalized democracies. At times, the destabilization caused by mass mobilization can seem challenging to democratic governance.

Beliefs and conflict, U.S. News & World Report

February 05, 2015

Do Beliefs Cause Conflict?

Political Conflict

The study of individual beliefs and belief systems may have the potential to provide valuable insights into the drivers of many conflicts. But conflict prevention that is not systematic, self-critical and acknowledging of all of the other elements that may spawn conflict, has the potential to devolve into a demonization... more

January 22, 2015

Ruth DeFries: Peace and the Environment

Promoting peace and human security on our planet will require us to overcome a multitude of obstacles, maintaining environmental sustainability not least among them.

Conversations on Conflict

January 15, 2015

Conversations on Conflict: Possibilities for the 21st Century

Gender & Security, Political Institutions, Political Conflict

This conversation brought together leaders with a range of perspectives to explore the possibilities for reducing and eliminating armed conflict in the 21st century.

US Navy Response in Libya

January 12, 2015

Business and the Third Pillar

Political Conflict, Business & Governance

The adoption of the “Responsibility to Protect” (RtoP) by the UN General Assembly marked what many people hoped would be a turning point in support for international action to stop mass atrocity crimes...but it has encountered many hurdles.