Following the 2017 plenary presentation at the Latin American Peace Research Association Conference in Mexico, City, War Prevention Executive Director Patrick Hiller published his presentation “The 2016 US Presidential Elections and Beyond. Peace Education for Nonviolent Resistance” in a recently launched book. The book is entitled Risks, Violence, Security and Peace in Latin America, and contains analyses of social and environmental conflicts and peace processes in Latin America.
War Prevention Initiative Executive Director attended 2018 Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG) Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. This network of private, public and family foundations in the realm of peace and security gathers annually to discuss the latest trends and best practices in the field.
The Global Leadership Foundation (GLF) hosted its annual meeting in Bern, Switzerland in April of 2018.
“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.