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Peace and Human Rights


Conflicts and crises shatter nations and lives.

From Haiti to Afghanistan, it is a challenge and a necessity to turn conflict into collaborative solutions that ensure the protection of human rights and the rule of law.
Stability and prosperity–including transparency, government accountability, citizen mobilization, and functioning markets–are the critical building blocks to lasting peace.


Jul 7 - 13, 2014
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2014
Jun 23 - 29, 2014

Stepping Down Gracefully: Advice on Planning a Leadership Succession

John Marks, Search for Common Ground

Susan Collin Marks, Search for Common Ground

Jun 2 - 8, 2014

Climate Change as a Catalyst for Instability and Conflict: The Need for a Water-Energy Nexus in the Middle East

Gidon Bromberg, Friends of the Earth-Middle East

Nader Khateeb, Friends of the Earth-Middle East

Munqeth Mehyar, Friends of the Earth-Middle East


“It's like, excuse me ... I may have to be a rocket scientist to build the nuclear bomb. I do not have to be a rocket scientist to understand that nuclear weapons are indiscriminate, evil, wrong and must be banned.”

Jody Williams

May 26 - Jun 1, 2014

The Importance of Educating Girls

Sakena Yacoobi
Afghan Institute of Learning

May 19 - 25, 2014

“As a Muslim, as an Arab, as a mother ... I am alarmed at the way in which the Muslim world and our Western counterparts are looking at each other with suspicion, fear and prejudice.”

Queen Rania of Jordan

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