CISS Annual Conference: What Comes After? Making, Building, and Keeping Peace

February 29th - March 1st, 2024

Princeton University, Robertson Hall 


About the Conference

The Princeton University’s Center for International Security Studies (CISS) cordially invites members of the academic and policy community as well as the public to its 2024 Annual Conference “What Comes After? Making, Keeping, and Building Peace and Reconciliation.” 

As geopolitical tensions, social upheavals, and environmental challenges continue to fuel conflict and instability, the pursuit of peace remains a fundamental goal. Peace is not merely the absence of conflict; it is a dynamic and evolving state that demands ongoing attention and care. The aftermath of conflicts presents a complex landscape where future peace is deeply intertwined with past strife. 

The ability to not only establish but also sustain and nurture peace is a multifaceted endeavor that transcends the boundaries of any single discipline or approach. This conference seeks to engage scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from diverse fields and backgrounds in fostering a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent in the transition from conflict to peace. Together, they examine the multifaceted aspects of peacemaking, peacekeeping, and the sustained efforts required for peacebuilding. 

The Center for International Security Studies (CISS) provides the Princeton community a forum for the debate of national and international security issues. Through classes, lectures, simulations, staff rides, and research efforts, CISS seeks to generate new knowledge and educate the next generation of strategic thinkers and decision-makers. 




Day 1: Thursday, February 29 (Bowl 016 in Robertson Hall)

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM: Opening Remarks

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM: Keynote Remarks

4:00 PM to 5:15 PM: Panel 1 - Peacemaking

5:30 PM to 6:15 PM: Reception

06:30 PM to 09:00 PM: Private Dinner

Day 2: Friday, March 1 (Arthur Lewis Auditorium 100 in Robertson Hall)

8:30 AM to 8:45 AM: Breakfast

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM: Panel 2 - Peacekeeping

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM: Panel 3 - Peacebuilding

12:00 PM to 1:20 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM: Panel 4 - Sustainability

2:50 to 3:00 PM: Closing Remarks