The Center conducts research, educates and provides open dialogue about how people can help a broad effort to achieve worldwide sustainable development, peace and security.
We do this by:
- Helping participants identify and understand trends in decline and progress in international development and security
- Conducting research, projects and programs that examine countries embroiled in environmental, economic and social conflict and/or governed by weak, corrupt or chaotic leadership
- Offering activities and exercises that explore how communities have improved international relations since the post-Cold War era—with a particular focus on the United Nations’ peacemaking and peace-building efforts
- Providing policy-relevant research findings to policymakers and specialists in the international community, with a particular emphasis on the United Nations system
- Training participants in and educating them about development and global health, the global environment and sustainability, and on the international system of responding to civil wars and violent intrastate conflicts
- Doing public outreach to broaden awareness of the interconnections between development and peace and highlighting the need for cooperative, multilateral, global solutions to 21st century opportunities and challenges