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.
- Elections in the Midst of Boko Haram Insurgency: What the 2015 Nigerian Elections mean for Nigeria, Africa, and the Global War on Terror - Watch CPDD Executive Director Darren Kew on the Panel at Brown University.
- CPDD Senior Fellow Michael Keating has been awarded the Civilian Service Medal for Afghanistan from the British government. He currently advises the Afghan Minister of Mines and Petroleum.
- CPDD Executive Director Darren Kew monitored the elections in Nigeria. Access all interviews with him here!
- "We can't just circle the wagons against Islamofascism" - CPDD Senior Fellow Michael Keating in the Boston Globe