On March 24, 2016, the Advanced Consortium on Conflict, Cooperation and Complexity (AC4) at Columbia University's Earth Institute held its 4th Annual Sustaining Peace Conference. This year's event opened with the AC4 Fellows' Research Gallery and focused on the crucial roles that women have in peacebuilding and security.
The event featured a keynote talk by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee, as well as a panel discussion with Dr. Natasha Anandaraja and Columbia Law Professor Sarah Knuckey. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Director of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR) Master's Program at Columbia and Co-Executive Director of AC4. Speakers shared experiences from the fields of global health, human rights, and security. Together, these thought leaders and activists explored the unique contributions that women bring to peace and security, discussed the challenges that women face in those processes, and envisioned opportunities to magnify their impact and legitimacy in the world.
Proudly sponsored by the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Institute, the Master of Science Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR) at Columbia University's School of Professional Studies, and the Morton Deutsch International Center on Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College.