The Program on Peace and Development based in the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University aims to join academics and practitioners to address issues related to ongoing conflicts or post-conflict politics. 

The mission of the Program is to function as a platform for discourse, stressing the involvement of a wide range of actors and thinkers. The Program gathers participants - from community leaders and activists to major political leaders to academics - in the same arena to ask crucial questions to help foster more open communication.


November 8, 2023
Dr. Salah Chafik’s research is inspired by the age-old question and notion of ‘living and doing good’ or السعادة القصوى (eudaimonia). He studies the pursuit &...
April 27, 2023
Attilio Bernasconi is a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) postdoctoral fellow. He received his Ph.D. in Social Sciences (anthropology) in June 2022 at the University...
April 13, 2023
Program on Peace and Development Founding Director Bonnie Weir was quoted in Amanda Taub’s April 2023 article titled “Northern Ireland Shows How Hard It Is to End a...