War Prevention Initiative at the Better Evidence Workshop

Kelsey Coolidge, Associate Director of the War Prevention Initiative, was invited to participate in the Better Evidence Workshop in Washington, DC. This workshop sought to determine what evidence is needed to show what works in peacebuilding and how to generate more financial support for the field. It was organized by the Alliance for Peacebuilidng, Milt Lauenstein (philanthropist and fellow member of the Peace and Security Funders Group), and George Mason University and brought together 36 scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and funders to address these two goals. This group focused on two areas of work: key metrics of success in peacebuilding and locally-led peacebuilding. Kelsey helped to identify key areas of research to consider as part of this conversation, particularly in the global context of militarism.