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PAX goes to Washington

22 August 2012

PAX Founder Brian Lapping heads to Washington in September to participate in the Genocide Prevention Expert Planning Meeting organised by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This multi-year project seeks to improve the chances that genocide can in future be halted, deterred or otherwise prevented, based on careful study of international responses to genocidal violence.

PAX enters Knight News Challenge

14 June 2012

We've entered the Knight News Challenge on data to use new data for conflict prevention. Please visit our entry and let us know what you think!

Can open data help conflict prevention?

11 April 2012

Catherine Dempsey explores the relationship between open data and conflict prevention on the Open Knowledge Foundation blog.

Simon Adams on Technology and Human Rights in the Huffington Post

02 March 2012

Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, explores the role of technology in protecting human rights and conflict prevention in his piece for Huffington Post.  

PAX - update

26 January 2012

PAX founder Brian Lapping gives a New Year update on progress at PAX. As 2012 moves forward, PAX - which so far has been merely an idea, subjected to meetings, conferences and rewritings - is fundraising to prepare for a pilot.

PAX at Recording Every Casualty conference

05 September 2011

PAX will be in attendance at the first conference of the International Casualty Recorders Practitioner Network hosted by the Recording Every Casualty project on 13 - 15 September 2011 in London, and we look forward to meeting casualty recording groups from across the globe.

PAX to work with The Sentinel Project

29 July 2011

PAX and The Sentinel Project have agreed to work in partnership towards our shared goals of using new technology for conflict and genocide prevention.

Founder joins the debate at Google's Big Tent event

18 May 2011

PAX Founder Brian Lapping joined a lively debate on access to information and conflict prevention at Google's Big Tent event at the Grove Hotel, co-hosted by Privacy International and Index on Censorship. He was joined by Jared Cohen of the think/do tank Google Ideas, Jon Gosier of Ushahidi and the SwiftRiver project and Lars Bromley from UNOSAT. Highlights are available on YouTube.

Audio of Oxpeace conference presentation on PAX

17 May 2011

An audio recording of the presentation on PAX given by Founder Brian Lapping at the Oxpeace conference on 7 May 2011 is now available online here

PAX Founder to appear at Google Big Tent event

12 May 2011

Brian Lapping will participate in a panel discussion at Google’s UK Big Tent event on 18 May 2011, co-hosted with Privacy International and Index on Censorship.  He will join other panellists for a discussion titled ‘Stop the War: Can access to information help prevent conflict?’

PAX Founder to speak at OxPeace Conference

22 March 2011

Brian Lapping has been invited to speak about the PAX project at the forthcoming conference 'Media in Conflict and Peacebuilding' at St John's College Auditorium, Oxford on Saturday 7 May 2011.  The conference is organised by the Oxford Network of Peace Studies (OxPeace) and will examine conventional and new media.

PAX Study is completed

07 February 2011

The PAX Feasibility Study has been completed and distributed to Google and the Steering Group. The study took six months to complete - and included desk research, interviews and workshops. The next stage is for the PAX team to further refine the proposals, and to seek funding.

PAX secures Google Funding

01 September 2010

PAX has received funding from Google to launch a project website and carry out a feasibility study into its proposals. The study will be published in January 2011. It will investigate how PAX would work - and look at sources for early warning information, digital analysis systems, and organisational structures.

PAX Workshop

24 May 2010

PAX held a workshop, hosted by Google London, on 24th May 2010 - to discuss the PAX idea, and how it may work. The meeting was attended by people with experience in the UN, the British Foreign Office, NGOs, the media, universities, and international strategy organisations.