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. The project researches and documents the ways in which individuals and communities around the world mobilize their own spiritual resources to move away from forces such as fear, separation, and violence. The key deliverables aim to inspire people and support them in becoming effective peacebuilders, locally and globally.








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.