Sustaining Peace Forum 2018

6th Annual Sustaining Peace Forum
March 29, 2018


Thursday, March 29, 2018

4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
with reception and research gallery to follow

Kellogg Center (15th floor)
School of International and Public Affairs | Columbia University


The United Nations has designated 2018 as the Year of Sustaining Peace. This year’s Sustaining Peace Forum will explore the global implications and meanings of such a designation, as well as showcase critical and emerging voices in the international peace arena. We will hear from policymakers, academics, United Nations representatives and activists about new research and evidence in the area of sustaining peace, ranging from complexity science to social movements.

The forum will begin with a writing workshop focused on women, peace and security, led by Aja Monet. Following the workshop, there will be two consecutive panels and then a networking reception with poster presentations by the AC4 Graduate Student Fellows.


Forum Schedule

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Women, Peace and Security writing workshop with Aja Monet
Please register separately for this; RSVP is required.

5:15 – 8:00 PM

Panel 1: The Secretary-General’s Report on Peacebuilding & Sustaining Peace—Challenges to Sustaining Peace in Practice

Panel 2: The Year of Sustainable Peace? New Evidence from Around the Globe

Please RSVP! Seating is limited.

8:00 – 9:00 PM

AC4 Fellows Research Gallery and Wine & Cheese Networking Reception


Event Contact Information

Azin Aliabadi at

Conference Co-Sponsors

The conference is organized with support from our partners at the Columbia University Master’s Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the School of Professional Studies and the International Center on Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers College.