28 October 2020

Geneva Peace Week 2020

The programme for Geneva Peace Week 2020 (2-6 November) is now online. This year is a brand new edition, moved entirely online.

Geneva Peace Week 2020 aims to amplify the global voices, expertise, and wisdom that we need to collectively pursue creative solutions to the most difficult peace and security challenges we face today.

More than ever before, practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, governments, private sector actors, and concerned individuals need to come together to provide authentic leadership, clear vision and alternative narratives about how to make peace real.

You’ll find both live sessions and a pre-recorded digital series across a spectrum of topics from cyber peace to environmental peacebuilding, and harnessing the economy for peace in a COVID-19 era.

The programme offers tracks with practical workshops and different ideas on “how to” build peace, showcases examples of initiatives and processes that are having a real impact for peace, as well as conversations about a new vision for peacemaking.

The forum is free and open to the public, and details on how to participate can be found on the Geneva Peace Week website.


Geneva Peace Week sessions


The following list provides an overview of the Graduate Institute Geneva Peace Week sessions and digital series episodes:

  • 2 November: Opening Ceremony of Geneva Peace Week - featuring Marie-Laure Salles, the Director of the Graduate Institute
  • 2 November: From warriors to local peacebuilders? Lessons from reintegration processes in post-conflict settings through the voices of former (female) combatants - an event from the Graduate Institute Gender Centre
  • 2 November: Rebuilding Trust in Fragile Societies: Improving Access to Reliable Information - an event with The Graduate Press student initiative  
  • 3 November: PeaceTech - Governance for Peace in the Digital Age - an event by a Graduate Institute alumnus
  • 3 November: Fresh Perspectives on Peace and Security - presentations by Graduate Institute capstone students
  • 3 November: The essential role of fact-checking and media literacy for building resilience to mis/disinformation - an event with The Graduate Press student initiative
  • 3 November: Building Trust in Cybermediation: A Collective Leadership Challenge? - moderated by CCDP post-doctoral researcher
  • 4 November: 'Peace is in our hands' - Women take the lead to rebuild trust - an event from the Graduate Institute Gender Centre
  • 4 November: The Future of Peacebuilding in Global Asia: Fostering An Inclusive Dialogue between the Liberal Peace and Alternative Approaches - an event by the Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding
  • 6 November: Peace and climate action: challenges and opportunities from Latin America - an event with the Environmental Committee and Latin America Network Initiative
  • Video: Youth engagement in politics in the hashtag age - featuring a current Graduate Institute student
  • Video: Gender and everyday peacebuilding: Insights from Indonesia and Nigeria - organised by the Graduate Institute Gender Centre
  • Documentary: ‘Inequality and Conflict - Beyond us and them’ - research collaboration with the Graduate Institute
  • Podcast: An Interview Series about Careers in Peacebuilding - organised with the Graduate Institute Career Services