SAVE THE DATE | Beyond War: Causes of Conflict, Prospects for Peace


Zanna, kidnapped at 13 by Boko Haram. Image by Glenna Gordon. Nigeria, 2017.

Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 2:00PM to Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 12:00PM
National Press Club
529 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20045
United States

Please join us in Washington, D.C. on June 2-3, 2018, for "Beyond War: Causes of Conflict, Prospects for Peace," a Pulitzer Center conference exploring the root causes of conflict and how to solve them short of war.

We hope to raise awareness of some of the most underreported aspects of conflicts, including the often interconnected drivers of conflicts and levers of peace, and to draw attention to successful models of peacebuilding and diplomacy. We will be highlighting the crucial role of journalism in this space—for good and ill.

We invite journalists, editors, policy-makers, academics, students, local actors, NGOs, and business leaders to join us in this timely conversation.

Saturday, June 2 starting at 2 pm we'll hold a series of concurrent panels on region-specific conflicts from an interdisciplinary lens, as well as cross-cutting themes: The role of education, journalism, and economics, concepts of justice and reconciliation, women's role in peacebuilding, and the impact of civilian casualties.

On Saturday evening, we'll hold an invitation-only dinner with special keynote speakers.

On Sunday, June 3, in the morning, we'll offer three intensive workshops for participating journalists.

A more detailed schedule and list of speakers will be available in late March.

"Beyond War: Causes of Conflict, Prospects for Peace" will be modeled on our highly successful "Gender Lens" conference held last year. The conference brought together over 250 journalists, academics, students, policy makers and grassroots organizers, and included keynote remarks from Susan Goldberg from National Geographic and Musimbi Kanyoro from the Global Fund for Women, as well as remarks from New Yorker staff writer (and grantee) Ben Taub.

Organizations interested in sponsorship should contact: jwoods@pulitzercenter.org