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Every year, the Sustaining Peace Forum brings together the CU community to discuss critical and timely issues that affect peace, conflict, and sustainability. It provides a platform for current and future policy makers to share knowledge and practices, and generate new ideas for advancing peace globally. Now in its 8th year, the forum has featured prominent thought leaders including Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, Alexander Aleinikoff (former UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees), poet and activist Aja Monet, and leaders from the International Peace Institute, and has focused on topics ranging from complexity science to gender equality, and global policy on peace and sustainability.

A complementary, student-focused event called Perspectives on Peace: Columbia Students on Climate Change is an off-shoot of the Sustaining Peace Forum this year. We would like to invite you to submit a proposal to present at the April 16th, 2020 Perspectives on Peace: Columbia Students on Climate Change event. We are looking for presentations that highlight work around conflict and climate change. We are open to different formats. You can apply to give a short talk, participate in a panel or Round Table, submit a poster for display, or run a workshop. We will decide the format for the event based on the proposals we receive.

We welcome group presentations as well: please feel free to to submit several proposals on a specific theme together with other students, alumni, or fellows if you like.

The presentation you choose should be related to pillars of climate change and conflict resolution and/or peacebuilding and sustainability.

This event will also include an information-sharing session, using an exposition model. We will provide tables for students, alumni, fellows, and outside groups to offer up information, merchandise, group visibility/publicity, etc. We will also have poster presentations during this time, so please feel free to submit your proposal for a poster presentation. We encourage student groups to use this opportunity to connect with participants!

Please note: This will be a highly-publicized event, and we hope for a large and varied audience! Please only submit proposals for work that you are certain you will be able to confidently present. We will be shaping this event around the proposals we receive, so any last-minute cancellations are highly discouraged.


Please reach out to us with any questions.

Applications are due on Friday, February 14, 2020.

Notifications of acceptance will be going out on Monday, March 2, 2020.

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