PREP celebrated its first anniversary with friends from the NYU community and affiliate organizations. Director Thomas Hill and project director Katerina Siira shared highlights from a busy year of action research with university partners in Iraq, Colombia and Kuwait. The projects -- built on the fundamental notion that universities can play a central role in making communities more peaceful -- strengthened the ability of young people, professors and academic institutions to prevent and address violent conflict through transformative education. PREP graduate assistants Marta Bautista Forcada and Hussein Ibrahim shared reflections on the ways in which PREP serves as a bridge between the classroom and the peacebuilding field -- offering students opportunities to put what they have learned in the MSGA program into practice. Looking ahead, PREP will focus on deepening its relationships with its new partners and expanding its network of peacebuilding academics and practitioners.
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Earlier Event: November 20Youth and Peace Seminar with Harald Thoerud of the UN Peacebuilding Fund
Later Event: March 26Beyond Sides: Towards Reconciliation in Israel and Palestine