Peacebuilding and Urban Violence


Since Spring 2016 Duke’s CLACS has been working with the Sanford Latin American & Caribbean student group (Sanford LAC), with participants from the Masters of International Development Policy and Masters of Public Policy program, to organize events in the series on “Peacebuilding and Urban Violence in Latin America.”

The objectives are to discuss and develop innovative approaches in public policy to address crime and violence in the region and strengthen networks between Latin American policymakers and the Duke community. We see this collaboration as an important means for us to build ties with future program alumni who will return to their countries and become leaders there.

The first event was held April 15-16, 2016 and featured panelists Enrique Betancourt of Chemonics International, Wayne J. Pitts from RTI International, and Andrés Villaveces of the World Bank. Funding was generously provided by the Hanscom Endowment/Office of Global Affairs, the Sanford School for Public Policy, the Duke Center for International Development, and the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center. Read the report on the 2016 event.