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Keeping the Peace

Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, who led the women’s movement that ended Liberia’s second civil war in 2003, will keynote the conference “Sustaining Peace: Interdisciplinary Perspectives,” at Teachers College on Thursday, October 24th.

The conference, which will run from 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., will showcase Columbia University’s cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in conflict resolution, violence prevention, peace and sustainability. Peter T. Coleman, Professor of Psychology and Education and director of TC’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, and co-authors Robin Vallacher and and Larry Liebovitch will discuss their most recent book, Attracted to Conflict: Dynamic Foundations of Destructive Social Relations.

The conference will also feature information tables on peace, conflict and sustainability related centers and programs at Columbia; a poster session highlighting the latest research by Fellows from Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4), part of Columbia’s Earth Institute; and nine 50-minute peace-related workshops. 

Click on these links to see the full list of sessions and to register for the event


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