Q: What is Peace Innovation?
A: Peace Innovation is a new approach to conflict studies that focuses on real world interventions that leverage insights into technology and human interaction to reduce conflict and precursors to conflict.
Q: How do we effect change?
A: We do research in collaboration, open innovation, social computing, persuasive technology & the potential of social networks to change society for the better. All of our research projects are in the field interventions that are data driven, effectively incubating peace startups using our access, resources and prestige as capital.
Q: What is the Peace Innovation Lab?
A: Read about it here.
Q: How can I find out more about the current Peace Innovation Lab projects?
A: Refer to the PIL “About” Section under “Current Projects”:
Q: I’d like to be a visiting scholar in your group. What do I need to do to make this happen?
A: If you are interested in doing research with the lab at Stanford University, there are several ways this can happen.For information about being a visiting scholar at Stanford, please read this information first.
For researchers from outside Stanford, collaboration can happen with the Peace Innovation Lab through an H-STAR partnership. For more information about this program and sample partnership agreements, please visit this page.
While these are the primary ways that you can do research with the lab, there may be other opportunities. Please email Margarita Quihuis with your specific interests.
Q: I’d like to apply for a post-doc in your group. Do you have any post-doc openings?
A: The Peace Innovation Lab and the Persuasive Technology Lab are both under the Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute (HSTAR) at Stanford. Please refer to this link for details of how to get a post-doc through HSTAR.
Q: How can I collaborate with your lab?
A: We realize our work can benefit with collaborations with researchers outside the Peace Innovation Lab. Here are some simple ways we encourage you to collaborate with us.
- Read our work, and share your related work with us.
- Tell us about your projects related to peace innovation (we’re always in learning mode)
- Share with us new material we may not have seen yet (please)
- Please contact us to find out how to cite our unusual stuff
- If you want to collaborate, read about partnership opportunities below
- To stay updated on opportunities with our lab, join our Facebook group page
Q: Can I visit the lab?
A: Yes. We hold an open lab meeting very fourth Friday of the month from 10 am to noon. Please contact us if you plan on attending.
Q: I would like to collaborate with Peace Innovation Lab research team on an idea. How do I do that?
A: Due to the high volume of requests, we are unable to reply to all inquiries regarding individual collaborations with the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab.
Q: Do you have a summer program for high school students or undergraduates?
A: The Peace Innovation Lab has an unpaid summer internship program for high school and undergraduate students. If interested in becoming an intern during Summer 2012, please contact Margarita Quihuis, the Director of the Peace Innovation Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org between April and June 2012.
Q: Can I get involved with the Peace Innovation Lab?
A: Yes, If you’re a prospective student or already a Stanford student interested in the Peace Innovation Lab’s work you can engage with us in a few simple ways:
- Read this website and the Persuasive Technology Lab website and the materials we’ve created
- Take BJ’s next class
- You can’t join the lab until you take one of BJ’s classes (some exceptions to this rule)
- To stay updated on opportunities with our lab, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.