Events & Speaker Series


November 7-8, 2021

Crisis and Post-conflict Governance in the MENA Region

David Wood spoke at a workshop organized by the Doha Institute for Graduate StudiesLearn more.


September 10, 2021

Ask the Experts: 

Featuring former Afghan 

Ambassador Sayed Jalal Karim, Andrew Watkins (USIP), Dr Sara Moller, Dr Joseph Huddleston, Professor David Wood. To view the recording, please click here.


November 2, 2020

CPCS Speaker Series: Peacemaking in Lebanon

Featuring Assaad Chaftari, Co-founder and Vice President, Fighters for Peace, Lebanon

For more information, please click here.


August 25, 2020

Film Screening:

10 Days before the Wedding

Screening of 10 Days before the Wedding (Adenium Productions), on the experience of living through the Yemen conflict.


March 28, 2020

CPCS Speaker Series: 

Conflict and Culture

in Yemen

Featuring Shoqi Al-Maktary, Search for Common Ground. 


October 10, 2019

Professor of Practice David Wood shares experiences of supporting dialogue between groups in violent conflict, from a range of contexts including the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Read more.


October 14, 2021

The Science of America's Polarization

Presented by Chandra DeNap Whetstine, the Vice-President of Programs and Operations at The One America Movement and Seton Hall School of Diplomacy alum. Learn more.


April 15, 2021

Towards an Ethics of Commemoration

A discussion on the topic: Towards an Ethics of Commemoration - Reflections on Armenia’s Quest for Recognition with Hans Gutbrod, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

To view the recording, please click here.


October 19, 2020

CPCS Speaker Series: Superpower Dialectics: Dueling Perceptions and the Crisis in U.S.-China Relations

Featuring Robert Daly, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Wilson Center

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April 24, 2020

CPCS Speaker Series:

The Role of Women in Negotiation Conflict Dynamics in Syria

Featuring Walaa Aloush,‘I Am She’ Network


December 5, 2019

Re-imagining Conflict Mediation and the Role of Religion 

The team of the CARIM program – a joint initiative of the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich and the Human Security Division at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) –discusses how conflicts with religious dimensions pose challenges for mediation. Drawing on experiences of the Swiss FDFA in contexts such as Tajikistan, Iraq, Morocco and Sri Lanka, the team offers ideas and suggestions for how we can “re-imagine” mediation in order to transform conflicts in these challenging contexts. Read more.


September 30 - October 1, 2019

Seton Hall's Peace Conference, which is open to the public, will use Pope Francis's teachings as a guidepost for examining what it means to live and promote peace in the context of today's cultural and social currents. Read more.


October 5, 2021

Memory politics: the challenge of commemoration in post-Soviet Eastern Europe and the Caucasus

David Wood and Hans Gutbrod spoke at the Chatham House.

To view the recording, please click here.


March 26, 2021

Conference on Women and Gender: Women Peacemakers Before and After 1325

Featuring Rajaa Altalli, Co-founder and Co-director of the Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria.

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September 14, 2020

CPCS Speaker Series: Leadership in 

Social Conflicts 

Featuring Mohammed Dangor, South Africa's former ambassador to Syria, Libya and Saudi Arabia

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April 16, 2020

CPCS Speaker Series: Empathy in Conflict Resolution


October 17, 2019

The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies welcomes Noura Hamadji, Deputy Assistant Administrator, and Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa at UNDP to speak with students about the links between peacebuilding and state-building in developing contexts, drawing on comparative knowledge across Africa. Read more.

College Library

August 18 - 22, 2019

Current and incoming students will discuss conflicts in daily life, the workplace, and global society and learn effective skills and strategies for mediation and conflict resolution. Read more.