Friday, January 31, 2014

Fall 2013 Projects

Better Future Project
The Better Future Project’s “Divest for Our Future” campaign aims to persuade college and university presidents and boards to immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies, and divest from direct or indirect ownership of fossil fuel stocks and bonds within five years. This fall HNMCP students assessed the challenges of this context and developed and delivered a training, and related resources, to help activists more effectively engage stakeholders on addressing the impact of fossil fuels.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading federal agency implementing disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion activities in the United States and abroad. HNMCP students conducted a rigorous assessment of, and provided recommendations for, strengthening CDC’s conflict prevention and management infrastructure.

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health Office of the Ombudsman is a neutral, independent, and confidential resource providing informal assistance to NIH scientists, administrators, and support staff in addressing work-related issues. HNMCP students developed metrics for, and conducted an assessment of, a new pilot Peer Resolution Program the Office will launch in the spring of 2014.

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OneVoice Movement
The OneVoice Movement is an Israeli-Palestinian parallel initiative seeking to build a two-state solution in the hope of achieving a lasting peace for both peoples. HNMCP students conducted a stakeholder assessment of organizations in the economic, religious, civic, and political sectors in the region to determine opportunities for cross-sector collaboration in furtherance of sustainable peace.

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Seeds of Peace
Seeds of Peace (SoP) inspires and equips new generations of leaders from regions of conflict with the relationships, understanding, and skills needed to advance lasting peace. SoP contracted HNMCP to develop and deliver a basic training in mediation to its South Asian Senior and Graduate Seeds group—approximately 20 Afghan, Indian, and Pakistani youth—as well as to develop a teaching guide so SoP staff can continue to deliver this training in the future.

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U.S. Office of Special Counsel
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency whose primary mission is to safeguard the merit system by protecting federal employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices, especially reprisal for whistleblowing. Based on recommendations about specific aspects of the agency’s work from two previous projects with HNMCP, , in the fall of 2013 OSC invited HNMCP to assess and make dispute systems design recommendations for the agency as a whole.

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