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The 5th Annual Sustaining Peace Forum at Columbia University


Mar 23, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Columbia University, Kellogg Center, Room 15th Floor

On March 23rd, 2017, we are hosting the 5th Annual Sustaining Peace Forum that will explore how to build peace within our communities in the U.S. and globally, with aim of catalyzing policy, education, and practice into action. The Forum will include distinguished speakers, panel discussions, a research showcase, and multiple networking opportunities.

We hope you will be able to join us!

Register today to secure a spot!

Schedule at a Glance: Thursday, March 23, 2017

1:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Columbia University, Kellogg Center (15th floor)

1:00 PM: Peace, Mountains, and Borders

2:30 PM: Resist: How Global Movements Can Inform US Activists

4:00 PM: How to Laugh: The Role of Comedy in Social Justice

5:15 PM: AC4 Fellows' Research Showcase

6:15 PM: Global Implications of the Refugee Crisis

7:30 PM: Networking Reception

Confirmed Speakers

Alexander Aleinikoff, Director, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, New School

Wajahat Ali , Creative Director at Affinis, Journalist, Writer & Speaker (moderator)

Aldo Civico, Author, Cultural Anthropologist, & Conflict Resolution Lecturer at Columbia (moderator)

Áine Fay, President, Concern Worldwide USA

Adrienne L. Fricke, Senior Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Paul Gillingham, Historian of Modern Mexico & Author

Nancy Goldman, Educator, Facilitator & Leadership Consultant

Anne-Marie Grey, Executive Director and CEO, USA for UNHCR

Judith Matloff, Author & Columbia Journalism Professor

Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Author & Columbia Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

Jamila Raqib, Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution and Research Affiliate of the Center for International Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Lara Setrakian, Journalist, CEO and Founder, Syria Deeply

Azhar Usman, Comedian, Writer & Producer, Co-Founder of Allah Made Me Funny

Jenny Yang (via Skype), Writer, Comedian & Actor, Co-Founder of Disoriented Comedy and The Comedy Comedy Festival

Conference Co-Sponsors

The conference is organized with support from the Columbia University Master’s Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the School of Professional Studies, the Morton Deutsch International Center on Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia’s Teachers College, the Center on Global Economic Governance at the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School.


For questions or further information: ac4columbia@gmail.com