Highlights of the Global Peace Education Conference in Rwanda - July 11-13, 2023
In July 2023, School of Peace and Conflict Studies faculty and students, as well as other members of the Kent State community and local educators, traveled to Kigali, Rwanda to participate in the “Peace Education in an Era of Crisis” conference. The event, which ran from July 11 through July 13, was attended by delegates from 14 countries and nine U.S. states.
This global conference, focused on promoting peace through education, was organized and sponsored by Kent State University’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies and the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education, the University of Rwanda’s Centre for Conflict Management, and Aegis Trust.
Photo by Neil Cooper
Highlights from the conference were featured online and in the media:
Faculty and students share their findings to help advance the cause of global peace
Photo by Hannah Park
Kent State students share lessons from Colombia in Rwanda
Dr. Neil Cooper, director of the School of Peace and Conflict Studies, and Dr. Amanda Johnson, Director of the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education, were guests on WKSU’s “The Sound of Ideas” on Thursday, July 27, where they discussed the recent global peace conference in Rwanda.
You can listen to the interview with Dr. Cooper and Dr. Johnson at https://www.ideastream.org/show/sound-of-ideas/2023-08-01/kent-state-university-co-hosts-global-peace-conference-in-rwanda
Kent State students, faculty and staff explore this diverse region, getting to know more about the people, the history and the landscape
Delegates from across the globe gather in Kigali to learn how to make peace and teach peace
Photos by Hannah Park
Peace Education in an Era of Crisis, global peace conference begins Tuesday in Rwanda
Group heads to Rwanda for education-abroad course and university-sponsored peace conference
Stow group hopes to gain knowledge for navigating changing social climate at home
Features photos from the three-week Kigali Summer Institute class. (Students attended the peace conference as part of their experience.)
Conference will bring together peace and conflict experts and educators from around the world.
To get some of the experience of being there, video of the International Conference on #Peace Education can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxJPOXuQatg
Daily highlights from the conference were shared on the SPCS social media pages .
In April 2023, the upcoming conference was discussed in this article:
Many from University to Attend Peace Conference in Rwanda in July