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[20 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
New Home, Same Blog. Or Not? It’s Up to You

COMMENTARY BY MARY LISTON LIEPOLD
Welcome to our new home on the Peace X Peace website. Week X Week will still feature commentary on each week’s news through the lenses of women, peace, and human development. Molly Mayfield Barbee and I will still be the principal bloggers, though we hope to feature more member and staff guest bloggers in the months ahead. And the format? Well, Gentle Reader, that’s up to you.
We’ve asked for your opinion on various topics, but we haven’t yet asked for feedback on the blog itself. It’s …

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[17 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

- by Mary Liston Liepold
My daughter came from Korea at the age of 20 months with two conflicting agendas, bonding and separation. For most of the next year she alternated between wanting to be cuddled and carried like an infant―generally when I had my hands full with a load of groceries and her two older brothers―and wanting to assert her absolute independence―generally, it seemed, in the middle of Connecticut Avenue at rush hour. Her temper tantrums were epic, heroic, and when one wound down she was as refreshed as if …

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[17 May 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Make a list of the things you have learned from your mother and share it below and/or here.

Level: Personal—Peace Principle: Witness
This week’s featured story came in from Bethesda, MD, USA::

When you are getting to know new people ask them questions about themselves.
Be generous.
Sunscreen should always be worn and reapplied often.
When eating at a restaurant, eat ½ the portion and safe the other ½ for another meal.
In department stores, you always know where the bathroom is – the kid’s section and the lingerie section.
How to be a good teacher.
Do nice things for other people, even when it isn’t convenient.
Algebra and Grammar.
How to talk to adults.
The …

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[15 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Al Quds Conference: No Democracy without Women

Raneen Hadeed
East Jerusalem
On May 3 I attended an international conference on Women, Leadership, State, and Society at my university, Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem. The conference was developed through a partnership between Al-Quds University and Brandeis University, a Jewish-sponsored institution in the US, and funded by the Ford Foundation. Speakers from different Palestinian universities and different US universities participated in the intensive, concurrent sessions.
The conference organizing committee from AL-Quds University is Professor Fadwa Al Labbadi, Professor Najah Al Khaeeb, Professor Amneh Badran , and Professor Mutaz Qafiseh. From Brandeis University …

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