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Peace Lab launch

building with words World Peace written on it in graffiti

Tuesday 4 June 2024, 1.00PM to 4:15 PM

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This initiative brings together research and teaching from across the University focused on a broad range of issues related to peace, including conflict, security, migration, human rights, development, and social cohesion.

The Peace Lab draws on world leading expertise in our centres, the York Centre for Conflict & Security, the Centre for Comparative Study of Civil War, the Centre for Applied Human Rights, and the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, and will develop innovative approaches to peace, along three streams: 

1) conflict prevention and early warning

2) effects of war and violence

3) sustainable peace

The Peace Lab will be a hub of excellent research, we will work closely with practitioners and civil society, and we will engage our students in Lab activities, thereby enhancing their experience and skills. 

The development of the York Peace Lab has benefited immensely from the expert advice of our partners at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution in the US. This collaboration and the launch event are generously funded by a grant from the US Embassy in London.   

The launch will include academics (from the University of York and the Carter School), students, and practitioners and will focus on our plans for the Peace Lab, it will provide an overview of our pilot projects and examples of our expertise, and it will conclude with a roundtable discussion with practitioners and peace activists focused on the power of innovative approaches to peace and social cohesion, at the local, national and global level.

You are invited to join us for lunch at 1pm in the foyer of the Berrick Saul Building where some of our excellent MA students will exhibit their Peace Lab project posters.

Location: Foyer and Bowland Lecture Theatre, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York

Admission: Open to alumni, staff, students (postgraduate researchers, taught postgraduates, undergraduates), the public (adults only)