“War Stories. Peace Stories. Peace, Conflict & The Media.” brought together journalists and peacebuilders in a one-day symposium in New York City on April 11,2018. The Jubitz Family Foundation was a proud sponsor of the event and War Prevention Initiative Executive Director Patrick Hiller participated in this launch of a powerful ongoing conversation on peace, conflict and the media.
Internationally acclaimed, best-selling author Sebastian Junger gave a keynote lecture.
War Prevention Initiative Executive Director Patrick Hiller attended the 2018 PeaceJam Northwest Conference with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi in Eugene, Oregon (April 6, 2018). Addressing current events, Ebadi made a strong argument in favor of upholding the so-called Iran Nuclear Deal despite her critique of both the Iranian and U.S. governments respectively.
On behalf of the War Prevention Initiative, Executive Director Patrick Hiller signed the following pledge:
Early March 2018 the Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG) convened the Federal Policy Briefing in Washington, D.C. to hear from policymakers and leading experts and advocates about the political environment and opportunities for advancing peace and security issues.
War Prevention Initiative Executive Director gave a free public talk on “Challenges and Opportunities in the Trump Era and Peace Education for Peaceful Resistance” at the Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network.
The Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) held their biannual conference in Penang, Malaysia from August 23-25, 2017. Under the theme “‘Promoting Peace and Upholding the Transcendent Dignity of the Human Person in the Asia-Pacific Region”, discussed regional as well as topical thematic issues such as nonkilling, gender, nonviolent resistance, politics, peace education, populism and religion.
War Prevention Initiative Executive Director participated in the 2017 Peace and Security Funders Group Annual Meeting and Federal Policy Briefing. These get togethers with colleagues from the field are great opportunities for networking and getting informed about the current trends and best practices. The conference was preceded by an afternoon meeting of the Nuclear Working Group which was hosted by the Ploughshares Fund.