2017 Annual Conference

2017 Annual Conference

 

Peace Now More Than Ever

 

Dates: October 11 – 13, 2017

 

The politics of war and peace have shifted significantly in recent years. Violent conflicts from Central America to Syria have sent waves of refugees into host countries, leading to deep political divisions, humanitarian crises, and, in some states, the rise of populist leaders. In the face of extreme challenges, the peacebuilding community must unite and work more collaboratively for sustainable peace and security. Our field offers powerful solutions to complex problems, and global initiatives such as Agenda 2030 provide new frameworks for addressing rapidly changing dynamics. Events around the world in the past year have been a call to action for our community.

The 2017 Annual Conference will provide a platform for peacebuilders to explore both the challenges and the bright spots facing our field, and develop new solutions for the future. The event serves as a dynamic space for professionals in peacebuilding, the broader peace and security field, to network with each other. Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, reflect on international crises, discuss the most important issues in the peacebuilding field, and develop collaborative projects.

 

Early Bird Registration is currently open until June 30, 2017.
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Conference Locations

 

Day one of the conference (October 11) will take place in partnership with the United States Institute of Peace, and will be held in their magnificent building on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Days 2 and 3 (October 12 – 13) will be held at the FHI 360 Conference Center near Dupont Circle in Washington DC.

 

Conference Themes

 

Challenges to the international order, and peacebuilding approaches to new forms of conflict

 

Peacebuilding responses to fragility and humanitarian crises

 

Countering violent extremism

 

Gender and peacebuilding

 

The role of non-state actors in crisis and peacebuilding

 

Inclusive peace negotiation processes

 

New methods of violence reduction, preventing violence extremism, and conflict prevention

 

Adaptive learning in complex environments

 

Neuroscience and how we can rewire our brains for peace

 

Nonviolent social movements

 

“Selling peace” and framing our work through media and new narrative approaches

 

The role of the private sector and social enterprise in peace

 

Innovative financing for peace

 

Building strategic partnerships for peace