Social Sustainability & Global Outreach

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AC4 has been and continues to be the Social Sustainability hub of Columbia University by building bridges across academics, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners working at the nexus of peace, conflict, and sustainability. Through our public engagement programs and digital platforms, including our online database AC4 Link, we help students and the diverse members of our network learn from each other’s unique experiences and perspectives. 

Each year, our research center convenes local and global knowledge sharing events, conferences, and outreach programming around the topics of social sustainability, justice, peace and conflict. The Sustaining Peace Form (SPF), and/or our Perspectives on Peace Series (POP) invites leading scientists, policy makers, artists, and activists to Columbia University to discuss pressing issues around peace, social & environmental sustainability. Our portfolio of International conferences  allows us to have a global outreach, while our fellowship and internship programming allows us to  help foster future sustainability leaders. We've provided over a million dollars of support to students in the form of fellowships, internships and professional development opportunities. 


 Global Outreach & Initiatives

AC4 Graduate Fellow Presenting his research poster at the 2019 Sustaining Peace Forum
Sustaining Peace Forum

The Sustaining Peace Forum is an interdisciplinary event showcasing cutting edge work and research in social sustainability. 

Women, Life, Freedom
Perspectives on Peace

An ongoing series of film screenings, book talks, and more, to bring together and enhance the conflict resolution community at Columbia.

AC4 Communications Coordinator with members of the Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resilience office in Honolulu for the WKCR Podcast Interview
Conversations from the Leading Edge

A radio show and podcast with WKCR at Columbia University featuring intimate conversations with scholars, artists, thought leaders on topics of peace and conflict.

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AC4 Link

An online information hub created to foster connections among individuals, centers and programs to promote constructive conflict resolution, violence prevention, sustainability, and peace.

Social Sustainability Hub
Peace, Conflict Resolution, and Social Sustainability Hub
Climate School Student Showcase
Climate School Student Showcase