News & Events

Erica Chenoweth Joins One Earth Future

July 06, 2016

Peace Expert Erica Chenoweth Joins OEF Research

Gender & Security, Political Conflict

Dr. Erica Chenoweth has joined its Research program as a Fellow, lending her expertise on civil resistance, trends in peace, governance, and political violence. 

Glass Ceilings Broken by Clinton and Merkel

June 23, 2016

What Happens After Glass Ceilings Shatter?

Gender & Security, Political Institutions

If Hillary Clinton shatters that highest, hardest glass ceiling, what does that mean for women's representation in legislature? Research Associate Curtis Bell found that when a woman becomes a country's chief executive, the country starts electing more women to legislature.

Women in Goma

June 14, 2016

Trying to See the Forest for the Trees Amid Violence in Congo

Gender & Security, Political Institutions, Political Conflict

“The rape capital of the world.”  This is how a UN official described the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) six years ago, and the tag stuck. Though the label reflects how sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war, the label masks women’s powerful activism for peace and political participation in their country, depicting them solely as victims rather than agents of change... more

Protestors Clash with Police in Burundi

May 11, 2016

Trust and Justice In Burundi

Political Institutions, Political Conflict

Hopes for peace in Burundi have been stymied as mediation talks have once again been postponed. If the government had implemented transitional justice mechanisms from an earlier peace and reconciliation agreement, would peace have had a better chance?

CalCon 2016 Logo

April 13, 2016

OEF and University of San Diego Host Tech Event Business, Human Security

Intersections, Political Conflict

How can we use innovative technology and methodology to better understand and respond to global conflict?

OEF has partnered with the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies for this event that brings peace and security researchers, technologists, funders, and policymakers together in a marketplace of ideas.​ Partners include Alliance for Peacebuilding, PeaceTech ... more

Social Network Analysis

April 05, 2016

Why & How You Should Be Analyzing Your Networks

Institutional Learning

Any global development strategy benefits from collaboration, especially when dealing with issues of considerable complexity and scale. In this post, we discuss social network analysis (SNA) - a useful and adaptable research and evaluation method that can be used by non-profit organizations to assess the degree of cooperation and... more

Ebola Prevention Sierra Leone

March 08, 2016

In the Wake of Ebola, Sierra Leone Seeks to Renew Holistic Push for Peace and Gender Equality

Gender & Security, Political Institutions, Political Conflict

Sierra Leone launched its National Action Plan (SiLNAP) for advancing women’s participation in decision-making around peace and security in 2010, following a comprehensive assessment that mapped existing national, provincial, and local level initiatives. Implementation of the SiLNAP ... more

Syrian Refugees

December 22, 2015

The True Impact of War on Development

Political Conflict

To determine the true impact of war on sustainable development, we need data. Even limited amounts of good data have provided surprisingly useful policy insights. But many governments are reluctant to report on violent conflict within their countries.