The Next Century of Working for Peace

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The Next Century of Working for Peace

The World Peace Foundation aims to provide intellectual leadership on issues of peace, justice and security. We believe that innovative research and teaching are critical to the challenges of making peace around the world, and should go hand in hand with advocacy and practical engagement with the toughest issues.

Latest Updates:


WPF on the crisis in Syria

In the New York Times on September 5, 2013, Alex de Waal and Bridget Conley-Zilkic argue that in Syria bombs cannot replace a political plan. This and additional essays addressing Syria, including a collection of materials from colleagues at The Fletcher School, are available on our blog.


Welcome to the 2013-2014 Academic Year

We are ready with Prof. De Waal’s course, Prof. Conley-Zilkic’s independent study on mass atrocities endings, new essays on Reinventing Peace, our blog, and updates on Facebook. The dates and guidelines for our upcoming 2013-2014 student seminar competition are now available.

Event: Clan Cleansing in Somalia

Join us on September 26, 2013, as Lidwien Kapteijns discusses her book on Somalia. Set in 1991 as the government collapsed, she provides new insights into violent campaigns against civilians.


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