Date(s) - 11/10/2017 - 13/10/2017
12:00 am

US Institute of Peace


Each year, the Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Annual Conference gathers together a diverse network of peacebuilders and provides them with the opportunity to share their achievements, insights, and, most importantly, visions for the future of peacebuilding. Over the course of three dynamic days, conference participants have the opportunity to constructively engage in an array of activities and workshops structured around cutting-edge developments in the field of peacebuilding, from neuroscience and psychosocial healing to storytelling and the media. With past participants from nearly 200 organizations and over 20 countries around the world, the Annual Conference is a pivotal juncture for exploring the challenges facing the field of peacebuilding, as well as developing collaborative solutions for the future.

Webcast of Day 1

Conference recap

Faith related panels on Day 3:

Beyond a Leap Of Faith: Evaluative Reflections on the Practices of Monitoring and Evaluating Inter-Religious Peacebuilding

  • Peter Woodrow, Executive Director of CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
  • James Patton, President and CEO, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy
  • Nell Bolton, Senior Technical Advisor for Justice and Peacebuilding, Catholic Relief Services
  • Nick Oatley, Special Advisor for Learning and Evaluation, Alliance for Peacebuilding


From Talk to Action: Advancing Understanding & Practice – Inclusion, Religion, Peace and Security

  • Martine Miller, Director – Asia and Inclusive Peace Processes, Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers
  • Edla Puoskari, Program Manager, Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers
  • Jennifer Freeman, Associate Director for Peacemakers Programs, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
  • Melissa Nozell, Senior Program Specialist, Religion and Inclusive Societies, United States Institute of Peace
  • Dr. Asna Husini, Senior Researcher, Nonviolence International; Associate Professor, Ar-Raniry State Islamic University, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  • Cassandra Lawrence, Public Theology Fellow, Institute for Community Engagement


AfP- 2017 Full Agenda

Conference Website

Concepts & themes