Peacebuilding summit brings together alumni


More than fifteen alumni from Royal Roads’ Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management program gathered in Charlottetown in August for the first Insight Summit and Workshop devoted to conflict, peacebuilding and change based on the theory and skills of the Insight approach.

Co-organized by Dr. Marnie Jull, Assoc. Prof. and Program Head of the Conflict Analysis and Management program, the Insight Summit drew more than fifty invited participants from four countries and diverse fields, including mediators, police officers, theatre artists, human resources managers, lawyers, peacebuilders, psychologists, spiritual leaders, academics and others. Hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island’s School of Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture (ACLC), individuals from six provinces in Canada, three states in the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, and Israel discussed challenges that varied for each participant.

Diverse topics addressed at the summit included supporting divorcing parents to create more satisfying separations, increasing police responsiveness to retaliatory violence, helping conflicted families care for aging parents, engaging with peace-building in Israel, creating a theatre production to address race relations in the U.S., leading systemic change in government, university, not-for-profits and other organizations and the spiritual dimension of change-making.