2015 Annual Conference

Peacebuilding and Democracy in a Turbulent World

AfP CEO Melanie Greenberg interviews Sara Sewall, Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, US Department of State and Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace

AfP CEO Melanie Greenberg interviews Sara Sewall, Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, US Department of State and Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace

Around the globe, the struggle between civil society voices and government  repression is giving rise to violence, extremism, and toxic politics. The peacebuilding and governance/democracy communities recognize the need to work together in order to address the issues of governance, legitimacy, fragility, and disenfranchisement that underlie many violent conflicts today. The Alliance for Peacebuilding conference brings together members of the peacebuilding community with leading policymakers, members of the military, private sector professionals, and civil society representatives to help build bridges in both theory and practice between these fields. From repression of civil society in Russia, to the protests over Ferguson here at home, the conference highlighted the impact of social movements on peace and democracy.

MEDIA CONTACT: Adiel Suarez-Murias, Communications & Development Manager, adiel@allianceforpeacebuilding.org (202.822.2047 x120)

Wednesday, May 13

Thursday, May 14

  • Morning Soapbox
  • Welcome and Introduction Notes
  • Creative Forum Exploring the linkages Between Peacebuilding and Democracy Notes
  • Electoral Violence Notes
  • Leveraging Social Movements Against Corruption Notes
  • New Frontiers in Social Enterprise Notes
  • Peacebuilding in the US Notes
  • Members’ Business Meeting Notes

Friday, May 15

  • Morning Soapbox
  • The State of the Peacebuilding Field Notes
  • Special Virtual Reality Exhibit: Project Syria
  • High-Level Perspectives on Funding for Peacebuilding (Not for Attribution)
  • Affinity Group: Business & Social Enterprise Notes
  • Affinity Group: Conflict & Fragility Notes
  • Affinity Group: Education & Training Notes
  • Affinity Group: International Mediators Community of Practice Notes
  • Affinity Group: Local Peacebuilding Notes
  • Affinity Group: Neuroscience Notes
  • Affinity Group: Systems & Complexity Notes
  • Affinity Group: Women & Peacebuilding Notes
  • Peacebuilding and the Environment Notes
  • Participatory Macro-Conflict Analysis Notes
  • Media and Storytelling for Good or Evil Notes