Washington, DC
November 19, 2019

Higher education institutions have historically played a vital role in resolving conflict through education, training, and research. NAFSA and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) co-hosted a special program entitled ‘The Role of Higher Education in Resolving Conflict and Its Consequences’ during the 2019 International Education Week. This program, held both in-person and online, examined ties between higher education and conflict resolution. Experts from the peacebuilding and international education communities shared best practices in peacebuilding and offered innovative approaches for creating—and sustaining—more peaceful societies.

Agenda
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
  • Jill Welch, Vice President, External Relations, U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, NAFSA: Association of International Educators
10:10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Melanie Greenberg, Managing Director for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Humanity United
  • Moderator: Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, NAFSA: Association of International Educators
10:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
  • LaNitra Berger, Senior Director of Fellowships, George Mason University; NAFSA Board Member; and editor of a forthcoming NAFSA book on social justice
  • Thomas Hill, Director, Peace Research and Education Program, New York University School of Professional Studies
  • Shirin Catterson Khosropour, Director, Center for Peace & Conflict Studies, Austin Community College
  • Beza Tesfaye, Senior Researcher, Mercy Corps
  • Moderator: Jill Welch, Vice President, External Relations, U.S. Institute of Peace
11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Jill Welch, Vice President, External Relations, U.S. Institute of Peace

 

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