Exploring New Frontiers in Peacebuilding

The U.S. Institute of Peace and the Alliance for Peacebuilding hosted a day-long event to explore emerging trends and new frontiers in the field of peacebuilding, including cross-border criminal violence, new approaches to complex conflict environments, and the technology revolution and its impact on our field.

Read the event analysis, Games for Change Seek to Connect Dots Towards Peace

Melanie Greenberg, Princeton Lyman, Russell Feingold, Johnnie Carson

The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) co-sponsored the first day of the 2014 Alliance for Peacebuilding Annual Conference, “Exploring New Frontiers in Peacebuilding.”

The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is a global membership association of nearly 80 peacebuilding organizations, 1,000 professionals and a network of more than 15,000 people developing processes for change in the most complex, chaotic conflict environments around the world. The annual conference brings together AfP members and individuals from the broader peacebuilding community to discuss pressing issues in the field and develop collaborative initiatives.

Participants explored emerging trends and new frontiers in peacebuilding, including cross-border criminal violence, new approaches to complex conflict environments, the technology revolution and its impact on our field, and the effective use of storytelling in peacebuilding. The most up-to-date agenda details the wide range of speakers that discussed these topics.

Welcome and Introductions & Keynote Address by Asi Burak, President, Games for Change

Peacebuilding and Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities in African Conflicts

Engaging the Complexity in Peacebuilding: A Systems Perspective

Exploring Linkages between UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Lunchtime Discussion with John Marks, Founder, Search for Common Ground and Susan Collin Marks, Vice President

Selling Peace: How Actors from the Business, Media and Policy Communities Talk about Peace

Urban Violence and Cross-Border Criminal Activity: New Challenges for Peacebuilding

The Tech-Data Frontier