Supporting an interdisciplinary understanding of conflict, violence, peace and sustainability at Columbia University.

Our 3rd Annual Sustaining Peace Conference is next week!



March 26, 2015
11:00am to 9:00pm

Teachers College - Columbia University

We are thrilled to be hosting our third annual conference exploring what it means to identify and foster the conditions for achieving sustainable peace - locally and globally. This conference serves as our yearly landmark event, capturing our core foci of peace, conflict, complexity and sustainability. Each year, we use the event to bring together members of the Columbia University, local New York City, and broader conflict and peace communities.


Nine Keynote Talks!

6:00pm to 7:45pm


(Why Peacebuilders Need to) Dump the Terms ‘Success’ and ‘Failure’

Rob Ricigliano, J.D.


Social Acupuncture

Orit Gal, Ph.D.


Complexity, Intractable Conflict and Social Change

Peter T. Coleman, Ph.D.


Lessons from the Mathematics of Conflict

Larry Liebovitch, Ph.D.


Peace is a Pattern: Simple Rules for Sustainable Peace

Glenda Eoyang, Ph.D.


Layers of Impact: Is Environmental Peacebuilding Worth the Effort?

Josh Fisher, Ph.D.


Community Building: Changing the Patterns in Urban Areas Afflicted by Violence

Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Ph.D. & Aldo Civico, Ph.D.


Models and Simulations in Pursuit of Sustainable Peace

Armando Geller, Ph.D.


Hidden Patterns in Peace and Reform Processes

Josefine Roos, M.A. & Stephen Gray, M.A.




9 Interactive Workshops!


1:00pm to 2:10pm


Building a Network of Youth and Community Leaders in Medellin (Part I of the Series on Urban Violence Prevention)

Fundacion Puerta Abierta (FPA)


Conservation and Peace-building

Cynthia Malone & Katherine (Kaggie) Orrick


How to Improve Your Research and Practice with Systems Mapping

Josefine Roos & Stephen Gray


2:30pm to 3:40pm


Ceasefire through the Arts – “ConVidArte” (Part II of the Series on Urban Violence Prevention)

Fundacion Puerta Abierta (FPA)


Social Entrepreneurs and Bottom-Up Peace Processes

Ryszard Prazkier, Ph.D.


AC4 Fellows Alumni Panel

Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams, Ph.D. (Moderator)


4:00pm to 5:10pm


Hip-Hop as a Tool for Positive Change in Newark, New Jersey (Part III of the Series on Urban Violence Prevention)

Jean Marc Coutac


Negotiation and the Dynamical Negotiation Network Model

Lukasz Jochemczyk, Ph.D.


Storytelling in Contexts of Conflict

Jill Strauss, Ph.D.




We look forward to seeing you there - be sure to register!  


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