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Alliance for Peacebuilding Annual Conference 2016


Alliance for Peacebuilding Annual Conference 2016; May 24-26, 2016; DC; Hear experts discuss: The lure of extremism and what we can do about it; Climate change, peace and security; Art, hip-hop, music and filmmaking as a way to tolerance; Teambuilding in space; The hackathon model for countering violent extremism; How the media perpetuates extremism, and how it can create peace; Peacebuilding in America and local solution.

Washington, DC, May 21, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Alliance for Peacebuilding Annual Conference 2016

May 24-26, 2016

AfP’s 2016 Annual Conference will examine the newest developments in the peacebuilding field, and will capture the “view from the edges,” where peacebuilding is innovating, and scanning the horizon to revolutionize the field. Hear experts discuss:
· The lure of extremism and what we can do about it
· Climate change, peace and security
· Art, hip-hop, music and filmmaking as a way to tolerance
· Teambuilding in space
· The hackathon model for countering violent extremism
· How the media perpetuates extremism, and how it can create peace
· Peacebuilding in America and local solutions

Program Highlights

Tuesday, May 24
FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009

9:30 AM Teambuilding and Human Empowerment: How do we Imagine “Creative Teams” for Peace?

Learn how NASA and Red Bull use teams to pioneer human exploration in space and empower individuals around our blue marble. Hear from Andy Walshe, High Performance Director at Red Bull, on how he compiled a team of industry-leading sports scientists, nutritionists, biomechanics experts, and sports psychologists for a supersonic freefall from the edge of space. Learn from Maj. Gen Charles Bolden Jr. (USMC-ret.) about how international space agencies work to build teams across cultures which can survive the isolation and rigors of space, to advance the frontiers of human exploration.

Remarks by:
· Maj. Gen Charles Bolden Jr. (USMC-ret.), Administrator, NASA
· Andy Walshe, Head of High Performance, Red Bull

Followed by Perspectives from:
· General Kimberly Field, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State
· Lon Babby, Senior Advisor, The Phoenix Suns
· Tim Ries, Musician and Producer

11:30 AM Keynote Address by Ambassador David Malcolm Robinson Assistant Secretary and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. State Department

1:30 PM Concurrent Sessions on:
Workshop on Hacking for Peace: A hands-on Session exploring the application of the Hackathon model for CVE
Breaking the Conventional Wisdom on CVE: Examining the Evidence
Climate Change and the Impact of Conflict
How to Change the Narrative for Peace: Building the Case for Peace and Security in the Media

Wednesday, May 25
FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009

Keynote Address by John Paul Lederach—Wednesday, May 25, 9:20 am

11:15 AM Concurrent Sessions on:
Peacebuilding in the US: Solutions from Local Communities
The Lure of Extremism and what can we do about it

2:00 PM ‘Alors, on Danse.’ Art, Hip Hop, Music and Filmmaking as a Path to Tolerance and Understanding

Thursday, May 26
USIP, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

9:10 AM Keynote Address by Jeremy Richman

1:45PM War Changes Everyone: The Hidden Costs of War at Home and Abroad

The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is a leader in developing and disseminating innovative approaches to peacebuilding, catalyzing collaboration between related fields including development, relief, human rights, democracy, security sector reform, media, neuroscience, and others. AfP connects its members and civil society actors from around the world with US policymakers and broad international policy initiatives.

AfP is a global membership association of over 105 peacebuilding organizations, 1,000 professionals, and a network of more than 15,000 people developing processes for change in the most complex, chaotic conflict environments in the US and around the world. AfP amplifies the strengths of its members and works collaboratively on issues that are too large for any one organization to tackle by itself. For more information, visit AllianceforPeacebuilding.org
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202-822-2047
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