Rewiring the Brain for Peace

policy and advocacy

Who We Are What We Do


Rewiring the Brain for Peace  explores one of the newest frontiers of the peacebuilding field, tapping into a resource that has so far been under-mobilized—the capacity of the human brain to resist violence, make conscious change, and choose peace.
Our work brings together neuroscientists, experimental psychologists, conflict scholars, spiritual leaders, and social scientists in order to support the development of scientific research and production of knowledge about how spiritual experiences, rituals, and values can be leveraged for individual and collective transformation.
As the project progresses, our resources will invite individuals to undertake an inward journey of self-mastery and non-violence, building their capacity to serve as agents of peace in a violent world.








If you have any comments or questions regarding Rewiring the Brain for Peace, please contact Kayla Tyler at

Rewiring the Brain for Peace is currently funded by grants from

the United States Institute of Peace and the George Family Foundation.



Join the Affinity Group

The affinity group for Neuroscience and Peacebuilding, while distinct from Rewiring the Brain for Peace, is open to all AfP members and selected outside experts. The agenda is set by group members.  The group serves both to educate the peacebuilding community about the new applications of neuroscience, and to work jointly on particular projects, areas of interest, etc.