Program on Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Links

PsySRPsySR's Program on Peacebuilding and Reconciliation is working to develop a comprehensive listing of organizations and other materials for people working in this area or wishing to learn more about it. Below is a preliminary list with new additions to be added on a regular basis (we welcome recommendations).

A list of key PsySR resources in this area is available HERE.

Organizations and Websites of Interest

Karuna Center for Peacebuilding
The Karuna Center for Peacebuilding is a non-profit organization that addresses the challenge of ethnic, religious, and political conflict by promoting a culture of peace through the prevention and transformation of violent conflict.

TRANSCEND: A Network for Peace and Development
Under the leadership of Johan Galtung, Norwegian-born world scholar and founder of the Transcend Approach to conflict transformation, this organization works to bring about a more peaceful world, using action, training, dissemination and research to handle conflicts with nonviolence, empathy and creativity, for acceptable and sustainable outcomes.

United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress. Its goals are to help prevent and resolve violent international conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide.

TraumaBooks of Interest

Boulanger, G. (2007). Wounded by Reality: Understanding and Treating Adult Onset Trauma. Mahwah, NJ: The Analytic Press.

Hatzfeld, J. (2007). Life Laid Bare: The Survivors in Rwanda Speak. New York: Other Press.

Herman, J. (1992). Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic Books.

Lederach, J. P. (1995). Preparing for Peace: Conflict Transformation across Cultures. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

Minow, M. (1998). Between Vengeance and Forgiveness. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

Stover, E., & Weinstein, H. (Eds.). (2007). My Neighbor My Enemy: Justice and Community in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Volkan, V. (2006). Killing in the Name of Identity: A Study of Bloody Conflicts. Charlottesville, VA: Pitchstone Publishing.

A Graduate Level Curriculum For Trauma Intervention and Conflict Resolution

This Graduate Level Curriculum for trauma intervention and conflict resolution in ethnopolitical warfare was prepared by a joint task force of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations. PsySR served as the secretariat for this important project.

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