A New Tradition
In Fall 2020, the Carter school launched a new tradition to bring together the Carter School community and the broader public in dialogue about peace, conflict resolution, and justice. This inaugural event was birthed out of the recognition of the International Day of Peace, which is recognized every year on September 21st. The Carter School decided to take that recognition a little further with week-long activities and events.
Now, each semester, the Carter School Peace Week brings together faculty, students, alumni, staff as well as our friends and partners from across the peace and conflict resolution community for a week-long conversation on some of the most critical topics for our field. From panel discussions to interactive workshops, special guest speakers, book launches, dialogues, film screenings, and more, these discussions help to advance our field to more effectively address urgent issues of peace and justice.
Our next Spring Peace Week will be held March 22-26, 2021. It will focus on the theme of peace and anti-racism in the United States and world. The Summer of 2020 witnessed hundreds of thousands of people across the country and globe protesting against systemic and structural racism. At an institutional and individual level, we are being called to ask critical questions about our own practices, and what needs to be done to interrupt cycles of racism and violence and to foster equity, inclusion, and justice for all people. The Spring 2021 Peace Week is an opportunity for conversation together on how we can cultivate an anti-racism approach in peace and conflict resolution practice and scholarship, highlighting efforts across the country and world.
Learn about the Carter School’s commitment to anti-racism and inclusive excellence.