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Reflections from the Field: The Role of Youth in Making, Building and Sustaining Peace

  • NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs 15 Barclay Street, Room 430 New York NY USA (map)

A panel of MSGA students who have recently completed summer graduate student consultancies through the Workshop in Applied Peacebuilding will address the importance of Sustaining Peace from the perspective of youth -- both young practitioners and young stakeholders. Following their discussion, join a panel of senior practitioners for a critical discussion about how youth-focused peacebuilding is becoming recognized as an increasingly crucial element of programs and processes that seek to contribute to the construction of peaceful societies globally.

The practitioner panel, moderated by PREP Director Thomas Hill, will include Graeme Simpson, lead author of the UN Security Council-mandated Progress Report on Youth, Peace and Security; Cécile Mazzacurati, co-chair of the UN Inter-agency Working Group on Youth & Peacebuilding; and Ilwad  Elman, Director of Programs and Development for the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre in Somalia.

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