WASHINGTON, November 18, 2019 – NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) will host an event exploring best practices in peacebuilding shared by experts from the peacebuilding and international education communities. Higher education institutions have historically played a vital role in resolving conflict through education, training, and research. This year’s International Education Week offers an opportunity to recognize the significance of international education in addressing the world’s modern-day conflicts. The event will examine ties between higher education and conflict resolution and consider innovative approaches for creating—and sustaining—more peaceful societies.
Event: The Role of Higher Education in Resolving Conflict and its Consequences
When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
Attending the Event
- Melanie Greenberg, Managing Director for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Humanity United
- Moderated by Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, NAFSA: Association of International Educators
- LaNitra Berger, Director of Fellowships, George Mason University; NAFSA Board Member; and editor of a forthcoming NAFSA book on social justice
- Shirin Catterson Khosropour, Director, Center for Peace & Conflict Studies, Austin Community College
- Beza Tesfaye, Senior Researcher, Mercy Corps
- Thomas Hill, Director, Peace Research and Education Program, New York University School of Professional Studies
- Moderated by Jill Welch, Vice President, External Relations, U.S. Institute of Peace
With more than 10,000 members in 150 countries, NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education. Visit us at www.nafsa.org/press and follow #IEW2019 for event information. To learn more about our advocacy efforts on behalf of international education, visit www.ConnectingOurWorld.org and @ConnectOurWorld on Twitter.