Building Human Security

The Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development addresses some of the most challenging human security concerns worldwide, including here in Boston. We pay special attention to the problem of scaling up peacebuilding, nonviolence, democracy, and development organizations and movements, to help them deepen and expand their impacts, especially in the areas of identity and inter-religious conflicts, restorative justice, democratic deepening, and health policy.

CPDD's approach to its peacebuilding projects is simple; communities in conflict - divided along ethnic, racial, religious, national, or ideological lines – are best helped by other divided societies that have undergone conflict and have found their way to peaceful settlement of their differences.