Speakers: Diana Chigas, Co-Director, Reflecting on Peace Practice Project at CDA Collaborative Learning Projects and Professor, Fletcher School, Tuffs University
Maina Kiai, Executive Director, InformAction Kenya and UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association
Linton Wells II, Director, Center for Technology & National Security Policy, National Defense University and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
In the 21st century, the concept of security has broadened, as has our understanding of the factors that threaten it. From violence and terrorism, to lawless regions, climate change, and economic instability, we live in a world in which military force alone can no longer keep us safe. Does true security rest on the building of more peaceful and prosperous societies? Beyond the absence of violent conflict, what is the strategic, political, economic, and cultural value of peace to the US and the world?