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Events & Speaker Series

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February 27th, 2023

Historical Memory in Foreign Affairs 

Dr. Zheng Wang – Invited Lecture 
School of Professional & Area Studies - Global Issues
Foreign Service Institute


October 28th, 2022

Historical Memory and Wars: From Ukraine to Taiwan

History and Memory in International Relations/ International Conference

12th Genealogies of Memory 2022: Keynote lecture by Zheng Wang

View recording here.

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April 25th, 2022

Women Peacemakers Before and After 1325

Featuring Monica McWilliams, Signatory of the Good Friday Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland. View recording here.

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March 3rd, 2022

Women Peacemakers Before and After 1325

Featuring Rosa Emilia Salamanca, Director Institute for Social and 

Economic Research (CIASE)

View recording here.

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December 2nd, 2021

Women Peacemakers Before and After 1325

Featuring Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Founder and Chief of Inclusive Society,

View recording here.


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

For more information, please click here.

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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.

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December 1st, 2022

Women Peacemakers Before and After 1325

Featuring Asila Wardak, Commissioner of the Independent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. View recording here.

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October 25th, 2022

Women Peacemakers Before and After 1325

Featuring Chrstine Ahn, Founder and Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ. View recording here.

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April 7th, 2022

Women Peacemakers Before and After 1325

Featuring Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate. View recording here. 

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February 16th, 2022

Women Peacemakers Before and After 1325

Featuring Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan, Horn of Africa Development Initiative.

View recording here.

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November 8-10, 2021

History as an Instrument of Contemporary International Conflicts

Inaugural lecture by Zheng Wang: When Coronavirus Meets Nationalism: Pandemic, Memory, and the Collapse of the U.S.-China Relations


Organized by the Pedagogical University of Cracow, University of Leipzig, and Institute of European Network Remembrance. Learn 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.

To view the recording, please click here.


September 14, 2020

CPCS Speaker Series: Leadership in 

Social Conflicts 

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

For more information, please click here.


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.

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November 10th, 2022

Women Peacemakers Before and After 1325

Featuring Visaka Dharmadasa, Founder and Chair of Association of War Affected Women and Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action. View recording here.

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September 28th, 2022

Women Peacemakers Before and After 1325

Featuring Dr. Bilqis Abuosba, President of Awam Foundation for Development and Culture.

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March 23rd, 2022

The War for Ukraine

Featuring: Nina Potarska, WILPF; Ronald Jensen, USIP; Hans Gutbrod, Ilia State Univeristy; Zheng Wang, CPCS and the School of Diplomacy

View recording here.

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February 9th, 2022

Migration, Human Rights and Conflict:

Conversation with Bernardo Rodriguez, Head of the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman of the People of Oaxaca, Mexico 


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.

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