News & Events

The Private Sector and R2P

May 12, 2015

The Power of the Private Sector - An Untapped Source of Atrocity Prevention

Political Conflict, Business & Governance

The private sector is often an underutilized, underestimated source for preventing and responding to atrocity crimes, says OEF Research's Conor Seyle on ICRtoP's blog.

Migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

May 11, 2015

Unsafe Sea Migration, and The Real Counter-Piracy Lessons

Good Governance, Political Conflict

More than 1,600 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015. The month of April alone accounted for an estimated 1,100 dead in three separate accidents involving over-crowded vessels ferrying people fleeing the conflicts in Middle Eastern and Northern African countries for the safety of Europe.

Reducing wars to zero

May 07, 2015

From "Reduced War" to "Beyond War"

Political Conflict

There are many questions we need to wrestle with if we want to seriously take on achieving a world beyond war. These are the central questions OEF asked a forum of global thought leaders to deliberate.

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

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

Good Governance, 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?

Good Governance

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