Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Three new blogs and a networking site for mediators and peacemakers

Surf the ADR blogosphere at the World Directory of ADR BlogsThe best part of being webmaster of the World Directory of ADR Blogs has got to be the emails I get from people around the world contacting me to tell me about their web sites and the work that they do.

Here are some of the sites that I've been introduced to within the last few days.

The Peace and Collaborative Development Networking site was created by Dr. Craig Zelizer, a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Masters in Conflict Resolution within the Department of Government at Georgetown University. Craig describes this site as "a free professional networking site to encourage interaction between individuals and organizations worldwide involved in development, ADR, conflict resolution and related fields. Members are encouraged to dialogue and share resources. The site has blogs, forums, resources and much more."

You'll find three new blogs at the World Directory of ADR Blogs--along with a newly added country--Switzerland. They are:

CKA Mediation and Arbitration Services Blog. Recovering litigator Christopher Annunziata opines about all aspects of alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration and recent developments in Georgia law and beyond. Expect to find topics to enlighten the practicing attorney and non-lawyer alike, as well as the occasional humorous story. (I've told Chris in a recent email exchange how friendly the ADR blogosphere is, so please be sure to visit Chris and say hi.)

The Peacebuilding Blog. A Geneva, Switzerland based electronic resource to support the work of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, showcasing relevant research and policy materials, news, critical analysis, events and employment related to peacebuilding, conflict management and resolution, worldwide.

The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform Blog. According to its web site, the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform's "overarching objective is to contribute to international peace and security by building partnerships among and between governments, international organisations and NGOs on disarmament and arms control issues of common concern." Its web site includes this blog.

Do you have a blog you'd like to tell my readers about? If you publish or know of a blog that should be added to the World Directory, please let me know. It's a commercial-free site, and there is no cost to be listed. The Directory has information on submitting your blog and submission guidelines.