The peacebuilding field is grounded on the principles of justice, diversity, equity and inclusion (JDEI). Peacebuilders are constantly confronted with difficult choices and dilemmas in promoting these principles. These dilemmas are partly based on the fact that there are dimensions of peacebuilding historically rooted in imperialism, patriarchy, colonialism and elitist western frameworks. To strengthen the foundation and effectiveness of peacebuilding, we need, as a starting point, an open and honest dialogue on how to utilize new and more inclusive tools, strategies, and frameworks to eradicate unjust systems, prevent conflict and confront difficult obstacles in pursuit of JDEI. On May 5, USIP and Humanity United hosted a conversation on this topic.


Kehinde Togun, moderator
Managing Director of Public Engagement, Humanity United

Ariel Eckblad
DAS, Bureau of Conflict & Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State

Melanie Greenberg
Managing Director of Peacebuilding, Humanity United 
Dina Esposito
Vice President, Technical Leadership, Mercy Corps 

Scott Taylor
Professor and Vice Dean of DEI, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown 

Joseph Sanywelcoming/closing remarks 
Vice President, Africa Center, U.S. Institute of Peace

Join the conversation on Twitter with #JDEI4Peace

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