Practical Applications of the Positive Peace Framework

  • August 13, 2020
  • 3:00 PM

Join Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and hear from Institute for Economics and Peace Ambassadors on the 8 pillars of the Positive Peace framework. We will provide an overview of the Positive Peace index and framework, and each panelist will talk about the practical applications of the framework. 

Colleen Moore is the Senior Director of Programs at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and a current ambassador for the Institute for Economics and Peace. During the day, she is the Digital Engagement Manager at Global Zero and Beyond the Bomb. Colleen received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Political Science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from American University's School of International Service.

Nzubechi Pantaleon Uwaleme is the recipient of a Joan B. Kroc Institute Fellowship in 2018, a program that awards fully-funded scholarships to scholar-practitioners in the field of peacebuilding to pursue a graduate degree in international peace studies at the University of Notre Dame. He has five years of experience in the nonprofit sector with a special focus on peacebuilding programming and youth leadership development training. He worked as a project manager on the Emerging African Leaders Project of the Centre for Social Awareness, Advocacy and Ethics, Inc. where he helped students facilitate social projects for community development. Nzubechi serves on the board of AfriPeace Sustainable Development Foundation, a collaborative African partner, and affiliate of AfriPeace Development Foundation, USA, that focuses on promoting peace education. Most recently, he established Students for Peace Network (peace clubs) in 10 secondary schools in the Nigeria. He has been recognized as an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), a network of over 500 young leaders promoting the values of the Commonwealth; an Ambassador for the Institute for Economics for Peace, as well as the Rotary Positive Peace Activator. He earned a bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying from Federal University of Technology in Nigeria, and a master’s degree in international peace studies from University of Notre Dame, USA.

Benjamin Lutz is the Communications and Operations Director at Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) focusing on building a more peace able world. He is an IEP Ambassador as well as a Rotary-IEP Positive Peace Activator. Furthermore, he is the Director of Membership for YPFP. He holds a Masters Degree from the University of Bradford, UK, in Middle East Security Politics and Peace Studies and a Bachelor's Degree from Elon University, USA, in International Studies and Political Science.