Carter School Peace Week

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.

Our next Peace Week will be held September 20-24, 2021.

colorful handprints on a dark surface made with paint

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 Fall Peace Week will be held September 20-24, 2021. In 2015, all United Nations Member States had adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, providing a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for all people in the present and future of our planet. It is a plan of action to strengthen universal peace, equality, and freedom.  The SDG 16 aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. The Peace Week will address multiple ways Carter school contributes to reaching this goal. Through multiple events- presentations, seminars, workshops- it will showcase domestic and international work of faculty, students and alumni, and discuss cutting edge research and practice of building peace, justice and equality around the world.