2016 Sustaining Peace Forum

Sustaining Peace 2016

This event was held on March 24, 2016 at the Kellogg Center at Columbia University.

Flyer from the 2016 Sustaining Peace Forum: A New Vision of Women, Peace, and Security, with Leymah Gbowee

Sustaining Peace: A New Vision of Women, Peace and Security

Sustaining Peace: A New Vision of Women, Peace and Security is the fourth annual interdisciplinary event on sustainable peace held at Columbia University.

This year’s event, Women, Peace and Security, focuses on the crucial roles that women have in peacebuilding and security. Across the world women play key roles in peace processes and resilience at local, national and international levels. At the same time, women are exposed to gender specific risks in terms of physical, environmental, political and economic security.

The event will feature a keynote talk by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee, and a panel of renowned scholars and thought leaders from the fields of global health, human rights, and security. Together, these thought leaders and activists will explore the unique contributions that women bring to peace and security, discuss the challenges that women face in those processes, and envision opportunities to magnify their impact and legitimacy in the world.


Opening (Doors at 5:30p)

AC4-Sponsored Research Gallery with AC4 Fellows

Keynote Address (6:30p)

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Leymah Gbowee
Panel Discussion with Dr. Natasha Anushri Anandaraja and Prof. Sarah Knuckey,

Moderated by Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida


Conference Co-Sponsors

The conference is organized with support from the Columbia University Master’s Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the School of Professional Studies, the Morton Deutsch International Center on Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia’s Teachers College, and the 2015-2016 AC4 Fellows.


Kellogg Center, Columbia University
15th Floor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)