Exploring Global Conflict

Compiled for the 1998 Global Studies Summer Institute, "Cultural Differences in an Interdependent World: Exploring Global Conflict."
  1. General Resources
    1. Conflict Data Service
      - Link in description of INitiative on COnflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE)
    2. INitiative on COnflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE)
      A joint initiative of the University of Ulster and the United Nations University, the INCORE Internet Service is a central resource for those in the area of conflict resolution and ethnic conflict. This site features extensive links and resources related to conflict worldwide. Use the Conflict Data Service to learn more about specific countries and regions in conflict.
    3. The Institute for Global Communications
      The Institute for Global Communications is a clearinghouse of information on conflict, peace, environmental issues and human rights. IGC hosts a number of different resource web sites including CONFLICTNET and PEACENET. IGC is a good resource for current information about conflict and peace worldwide.
    4. The United Nations Resource Guide
      Developed by the University of Wisconsin Joint Center for International Studies, the United Nations Resource Guide is a great resource for information related to the UN. The UN Resource Guide is organized into four different sections including: General UN Resources, Teaching About the UN, UN Agencies, and A Subject Guide to the United Nations. Hard copies of the guide are also available.
  2. Race, Nationalism and Ethnicity
    1. Ethnologue: Languages of the World
      A comprehensive catalog of more than 6,700 languages spoken in 228 countries. The Ethnologue Name Index lists over 39,000 language names, dialect names, and alternate names. The Ethnologue Family Index organizes languages according to language families.
    2. HateWatch
      The goal of HateWatch is to combat and contain online bigotry. This site features information about hatred in the United States, as well as a section of WWW links to examples of hatred in various countries around the world.
    3. Southern Poverty Law Center
      The Southern Poverty Law Center sponsors a number of initiatives intended to combat hatred, intolerance and discrimination in the United States including Teaching Tolerance and the publication of the Intelligence Report. A great resource for teachers and students.
    4. WWW Virtual Library: Migration and Ethnic Relations
      This site, like other WWW Virtual Library sites, offers an amazing amount of information and links to various resources related to migration and ethnic relations. A great place to start.
  3. Educational Resources
    1. E-Conflict World Encyclopedia and Simulation
      E-Conflict offers 1,400 pages of content intended to Eradicate Conflict by increasing cultural awareness. This site features anthems, flags, maps, weather, and the nations of the world. Visit nations of the world, take the E-Conflict World Quiz, or participate in one of the E-Conflict discussion groups.
    2. History and Social Studies Web Sites for K-12 Teachers
      This site represents a colossal collection of WWW links to resources for almost any topic imaginable. There are a variety links, lesson plans, and curriculum units that focus on conflict. Definitely worth a stop.
    3. Social Studies Curriculum Resources
      Developed by Teachers Helping Teachers, this site offers several curriculum resources that deal with aspects of conflict and discrimination. Check out the Internet lesson plan entitled, "Internet Connections for Zlata's Diary." Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo is a powerful book written by Zlata Filipovic, a 13 year old girl who kept a diary about her experiences during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
    4. Teachers Helping Teachers
      - Link from description of Social Studies Curriculum Resources
    5. The Irish Internet Hub
      The Irish Internet Hub provides an extensive collection of links to information related to all things Irish. For example, the IIH provides links to maps, political parties, political organizations, governmental information, photos and information concerning the Loyalist and Republican murals in Northern Ireland, current events and much more. The IIH is a good place to start.
  4. Northern Ireland
    1. Centre for the Study of Conflict
      The Centre for the Study of Conflict (CSC) falls under the umbrella of the Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN) project at the University of Ulster. The fundamental goal of the CSC is "to carry out research on the conflict in Ireland, to encourage the growth of an academic community involved in conflict research, and to support this process through seminars, publications, visiting scholars and liaison with other institutions." CSC offers a variety of publications that focus on important dimensions of the conflict in Northern Ireland.
    2. Conflict Archive on the INternet (CAIN)
      CAIN is one of the most comprehensive collections of resources related to the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland. CAIN features background information concerning the conflict, key issues, events, bibliographic resources, and a gateway to additional resources. CAIN represents an excellent starting point for teachers and students interested in learning more about the conflict in Northern Ireland.
    3. FRONTLINE: Behind the Mask: The IRA and Sinn Fein
      This site highlights the PBS Frontline program entitled Behind the Mask: The IRA and Sinn Fein, which aired October 21, 1997. The program and web site feature an interview with Dr. Paul Arther, professor of politics at the University of Ulster and Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, as well as poems, songs, documents and general information about the IRA and Sinn Fein.
    4. INitiative on COnflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE)
      A joint initiative of the University of Ulster and the United Nations University, the INCORE Internet Service is a central resource for those in the area of conflict resolution and ethnic conflict.
    5. Loyalist and Republican murals in Northern Ireland
      - Link from description of The Irish Internet Hub
    6. Northern Ireland News
      This web site offers links to a variety of news sources in Northern Ireland.
    7. The Irish Times
      The Irish Times web site offers up-to-date information about the situation in Ireland including a section entitled The Path to Peace.
    8. The Path to Peace (The Irish Times)
      The Path to Peace is a special report developed by the Irish Times Newspaper online. This site features a wealth of information about conflict and peace in Northern Ireland. This site is a good source for well-balanced information.
    9. The Referendum on Northern Ireland
      As the official site of the Referendum on Northern Ireland, this site provides general information about the referendum including the text of the agreement, a section highlighting the pros and cons, and insight into the peace process.