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Positive Peace Workshop: Information Session with the Institute for Economics and Peace

22 Oct 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 | 12PM – 1PM Eastern

For 60 years, the purpose of the Peace Corps has been to “promote world peace and friendship,” but the concept of peace promotion is rarely mentioned in training, service, or close of service. However, during the same 60 years, a concept known as “peacebuilding” has emerged to describe how peace can be achieved and to prescribe the special role each of us can play as private citizens — especially those of us with Peace Corps experience and values.
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), and the Global Peace Index has become a key part of the peacebuilding community with significant impact worldwide. IEP has identified and analyzed the most peaceful countries in the world to help us understand the qualities and characteristics that enable them to thrive in peace while too much of it is mired in violence. They have pioneered a “positive peace” framework that identifies the “pillars of peace” – the attitudes, structures, and institutions that enable societies and nations to live and thrive in peace. Peace Corps Volunteers help develop the building blocks of peace (education, respect for others, low corruption, etc.) in our communities during service, and we can be peacebuilders throughout their lives.

— Chic Dambach, RPCV Colombia, Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Nominee 


IEP's Positive Peace program provides knowledge and resources to individuals interested in fostering peace in their communities. The program attracts seasoned peacebuilders as well as those new to the field. NPCA is pleased to offer Returned Peace Corps Volunteers the opportunity to attend the full Positive Peace training workshop in December 2021. The six-hour workshop will take place over three days: December 6, December 8, and December 10, with sessions running for two hours 7PM to 9PM Eastern. 

Through introductory presentations, participants receive an in-depth understanding of IEP’s research and methodology. Through interactive workshops, we focus on practical efforts to build Positive Peace at the local level. Join us on October 22 to learn more about the Pillars of Positive Peace and how they can be used as a framework to develop sustainable societal change.

This session will be lead by Jessica Duque and Michael Collins, and hosted by the NPCA Global Reentry program. 

Please Click "attending" above to register for this session and to receive an email with the Zoom link. 

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Need help with your next career opportunity after-service? With the Global Reentry Program, National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is here to help returned Volunteers with readjustment at home after service, provide resources to overcome challenges, and take the next steps toward healthy lives and successful careers. 


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22 Oct 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

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