Created by Dr. Craig Zelizer in 2006, PCDN provides a valuable resource for Saybrook students and faculty interested in issues of international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related areas.
Extensive Resource Guides offer information about scholarships, project funding, professional training, networking, IT resources, event listings and more.
The Guide to Research include:
- Guide to Conducting and Disseminating Research
- Guide to Key Publishers in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Guide to Key Media Sites for News About Conflict and Peace
- Guide to Key Policy Institutions and Think Tanks in Peacebuilding
PCDN seeks to create horizontal networking and information sharing for individuals and groups around the world. Members can chat with each other, create blogs, add to discussion topics, and share current research, experiences and challenges from the field.
The Network currently has over 22,000 members and is receiving 300,000+ hits a month. Membership is free, and emails are sent out with links to articles, recent blog posts, events, and more. (Note – members are able to control their email settings to request a daily digest rather than notification of all site actions.)