The Southern California Network for Peacebuilding (SCNP) fosters the collaboration of peace education and practice. In 2014, the SCNP was formed during UC Irvine's annual Peace in Action Summit. Since then, the SCNP has been coordinating knowledge and resource sharing to enhance the efforts of all our programs on and off campuses.


Mission Statement

The Southern California Network for Peacebuilding is a regional affiliation of organizations and individuals working to create a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.  

Organization Affiliates

Individual Affiliates


Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Conversation on Conflict and Dialogue

A rare chance for university students from Abkhazia and Georgia in the South Caucasus to meet with each other across their post Soviet communities divided by war, and to learn about US university life and to meet with students, faculty, staff at UCI and the broader community. Participants from each community will discuss their perspectives on their conflict and prospects for resolution, to be followed by a discussion with the audience.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

6:00 - 8:30pm (dinner from 6-6:45pm)

Social and Behavioral Science Gateway, Room 1517

For further information, please contact Paula Garb,


Women Cross the DMZ: A Roundtable on Peacebuilding in the 21st Century

Panelist discussion of the significance of women, gender, or feminism in peacebuilding initiatives; how the Korean case is similar to or different from other conflicts; what the relationship is between domestic peace activists and international ones, and what role diasporic people can play in mediating politics across national borders. - See more at:

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517

Sponsored by: Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies and Center for Citizen Peacebuilding with Asian American Studies, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of History, the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside, Department of Anthropology, Students for Global Peacebuilding

For further information, please contact: Sylvia Lotito, 949.824.3344,


Past Events

1st Annual Southern California Network for Peacebuilding

Friday, January 29, 2016

3:00 - 5:00 pm at the UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C

For further information please contact: Dr. Paula Garb,

The SCNP conference in world cafe format gives us a great opportunity:

—To network with each other and the local, national and international speakers featured at Peace and Justice Week (the full schedule of speakers and events can be found at Peace Week).

—To enable in-depth conversations for sharing with each other our experiences, networks, and upcoming events.


Meetings at UC Irvine

Saturday, October 10, 2015

10:00 - 1:00 pm Social & Behavioral Science Gateway (SBSG) Room 1517

Friday, June 5, 2015

10:00 - 3:00 pm Social & Behavioral Science Gateway (SBSG) Room 1321


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