On the United Nations-declared International Day of Peace, September 21, USIP highlighted an essential process for any country to heal from a violent conflict: reconciliation.

USIP convened this reconciliation discussion as part of a daylong celebration of the international day of peace. If you took some action for peace, share it with us at #PeaceDayChallenge.

For a society that has lived through war or other violent conflicts, a reconciliation process is fundamental to finding a way to live in lasting peace. Reconciliation allows grievances to be heard and addressed, and the social contract to be renewed.

A forum led by USIP President Lindborg explored how collaborative reconciliation processes can ensure a more inclusive peace for the community and for individuals. USIP practitioners discussed their recent reconciliation work, which combines the Institute’s research and thought leadership with work alongside its partners in conflict zones.

USIP Panelists

Nancy Lindborg

Elizabeth A. Cole
Senior Program Officer, Center for Applied Research on Conflict

Virginia M. Bouvier
Senior Advisor for Latin America Programs

Sarhang Hamasaeed
Senior Program Officer, Center for Middle East and Africa

Susan Hayward
Director, Religion and Peacebuilding, Center for Governance, Law and Society

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