Professors Sukhsimranjit Singh and Shaphan Roberts Speak at Positive Peace Conference at Stanford University
On May 9, 2023, professors Sukhsimranjit Singh and Shaphan Roberts spoke at the Positive Peace Conference hosted by the Institute of Economics and Peace and held in partnership with Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute and its Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.
Professor Singh spoke on a panel titled, “How to Contribute to Stabalization and Development in a Way that Meets Everyone’s Needs,” along with Don Chisolm who serves as Director of USAID’s Center for Conflict and Violence Prevention and Kathryn Stoner, who serves as the Mosbacher Director of the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford. The panel conversation centered on the challenges of balancing national interests with world affairs and explored the various positionalities of countries. The speakers also considered solutions that may support stability and development around the world.
Professor Roberts, who serves as director of Online Programs and adjunct professor for the Straus Institute, also spoke at the conference on a panel titled, “How to Help Mend the US Social Fabric in Times of Great Distrust.” Professor Roberts spoke alongside Lisa Broderick, Executive Director of Police2Peace and Liz Hume, who serves as Executive Director of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The panelists discussed how local solutions can help to bridge polarization on a global scale and effectively address political, social, cultural and socioeconomic divisions.
The 2023 Positive Peace Conference brought together individuals from public and private entities, including government and NGOs to think through and learn from the latest advancements in the peacebuiliding field.