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Students for Global Peacebuilding (SGP) promotes citizen education, action, and research about peacebuilding initiatives around the world.  It engages communities on and off campus to enhance the role of citizen peacebuilding locally and globally. It conducts training workshops and organizes service learning opportunities where there is a need for peacebuilding.

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Building Sustainable Peace Movements in a Divided World

Dates and Venue:

February 7, 2020  |  8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. - Business School Auditorium (SB1) and Foyer

February 8, 2020  |   9:00a.m – 5:30p.m. - Continuing Education Building - Yosemite Conference Room

Overview: Since its inception in 1999, the UCI Center for Citizen Peacebuilding has sponsored faculty and student research, advanced education on the topic, and has organized partnership initiatives to improve and expand citizen peacebuilding in the United States and around the world. Long-term citizen peacebuilding is the most impactful, but we have few examples of decades-plus partnerships in a single context. To celebrate its 20-year history, the Center is hosting a two-day symposium, “Building Sustainable Peace Movements in a Divided World” to discuss with other scholars and practitioners what we have learned from our research and long-term engagement in several case studies. These consist of identity-based violent conflicts in divided societies where citizen peacebuilding is still underway decades after large-scale violence has occurred.

In a series of learning sessions, our inter-generational dialogue will focus on the research of former students in various conflict zones, the critical role women play in building peace, the impact peacebuilders can have on climate change, the lessons learned from long-term citizen peacebuilding partnerships, and how to do this work better. An examination of citizen peacebuilding is all the more urgent today given the increasingly rancorous political divisiveness in the U.S. and elsewhere. This symposium will discuss methods to reduce conflict, prevent violence, and build sustainable peace in our increasingly divided world.

Contact: David A. Snow, Co-Director of the Center for Citizen Peacebuilding,, or Marilu Daum, Administrative Assistant, School of Social Sciences,

Sponsors: Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, Students for Global Peacebuilding, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine


Peace and Justice Week 2021 --- Details Coming Soon!



Peace and Justice Week: Building Bridges Across Divides - Racial, Political and Economics
April 24, 2019 | 4:15-9:15 p.m. | UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom
Admission to this event is free and includes vegan dinner. Parking is available in the Student Center Parking Structure

4:15-5:00 p.m.
Meet and Greet; Dinner, Music

5:00-6:40 p.m.
Click here for more details about our Speakers/Panelists.

Moderator: Douglas Haynes PhD., Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Brian Peterson: Faces of Santa Ana “Humanity of the Homeless”
Vien Truong: Dream Corps and Green for All “Climate Justice and Experiences Bringing Together Untraditional Allies Over Common Ground”
Janessa Gans Wilder: Euphrates Institute “Turning ‘Others’ into Brothers: From CIA Analyst to Peacebuilder”
John Sarrouf: Essential Partners “Difficult Conversations Made Easier”

6:40-7:00 p.m.

7:00-8:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion, Audience Q&A

8:15-9:15 p.m.
Concert & Closing with Daniel Nahmod: Singer-Songwriter and Producer

Questions? Contact Chelsea Wright,, or Paula Garb,

Hosted by UCI’s Students for Global Peacebuilding with support from UCI Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, Community Resilience Projects, Global Sustainability Resource Center, Office of Inclusive Excellence


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