Sustaining Peace Conference 2013

Peace-Event-2013-sidebar-v1Sustaining Peace: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Showcasing cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in conflict resolution, violence prevention, peace and sustainability at Columbia University

This event was held on
Thursday, October 24, 2013

from 1:30pm to 9:30pm
at Teachers College, Columbia University




Watch the Keynote Address by Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee


Watch the Book Talk with Robin Vallacher, Peter Coleman & Larry Liebovitch


Workshop Titles and Presenters

Photovoice and Sustainable Peace

Facilitator: Daniel Jack Lyons MPH, International Community Health Research Consultant, and Adjunct Professor of Medical Anthropology Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

10 Mistakes Crisis & Hostage Negotiators Have Made (& How You Can Avoid Them)

Facilitator: Jeff Thompson, Research Fellow, Columbia University Law School; PhD candidate, Griffith University Law School

World Peace Game and Complexity

Facilitator: Molly Clark Education Program Manager, International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Doctoral Student Adult Learning and Leadership, Teachers College

Mapping Stakeholders, Issues, and Opportunities in Environmental Conflicts

Facilitator: Dr. Joshua Fisher, a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Earth Institute, and adjunct faculty in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program at Columbia University

Embracing Complexity: The future of sustainability in Policy, Business and Finance through the lens of dynamical systems

Facilitator: Nikolas Katsimpras, AC4 DST Fellow and Alumnus of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Masters Program

Teaching and Learning Systems Thinking

Facilitator: Tucker Harding of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and doctoral candidate in Communication and Education

Taking a Communication Perspective for Sustainable Peace

Facilitator: Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Faculty and Director of the MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Co-Director of AC4 and member of the Cosmopolis 2045

Download the workshop presentation slides

Using Creativity to Establish Sustainable Peace and Conflict Resolution

Facilitator: Adam Jacobs (Executive Director and Founder) and Suzu McConnell-Wood (Program Director) Kids Creative

Land-Based Practices for Sustainable Wellness and Peace: Youth Centered Initiatives from Vancouver, BC

Facilitators: Jeffrey Schiffer, PhD Candidate; Special Projects Officer, Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS); Murray Anderson LIFT Supervisor, Pacific Community Resources Society; Youth Mentors: Davina, Scott, Cheyanne and Brenda