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Past Events

Past Events sponsored by CPD

Health Care and Human Rights
in Israel and Palestine

with Dr. Allam Jarrar and Dr. Rachama Marton.
November 3, 2011

Human Rights Film Series
The Redemption of General Butt Naked
October 13, 2011

Palestine and Statehood

with Mouin Rabbani

September 29, 2011

 Michael Riordon
Lecture and Book Signing

April 5th, 2012

The Islamic Lecture Series
Panel and Discussion
October 1st, 2012

"Reconciliation Must Lead to Social Justice"
Speaker Event
October 18th, 2012

EPDC Launch Event
November 27th, 2012
CPD and the Mohammad Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace gathered at the U.S. capitol to present their findings of Education of Peace DC's research report. To read the full report, click here

Crossing the Color Line with Julian Bond
January 16th, 2013

In "Crossing the Color Line," Mr. Bond presented the civil rights movement through a history of American music, using images and bits of music. He traced the melding of jazz, blues, country music and pop into rock & roll, stopping along the way to examine the influences of race demographics, war, immigration and technology on this transformation.

The Islamic Lecture Series: Faith in Liberty
February 25th, 2013

This panel explored the concept of religious freedom from a Muslim perspective, what the faith of Islam contributes to our understanding of religious freedom, how Islam is used to prevent religious freedom, and how different interpretations of religious freedom give rise to an internal debate among majority-Muslim nations in the Middle East.

Peace by Peace Documentary: Within the Eye of the Storm

Peace X Peace has partnered with the Center for Peacebuilding and Development to sponsor screenings of the film and conversations with fathers whose daughters were killed by suicide bomber and Israeli military. Screenings of Within the Eye of the Storm, a new documentary on the parallel stories and personal experiences of Rami Elhanan, Israeli, and Bassam Aramin, Palestinian, were held in the DC area February 21 to February 26. Both men were present at the screenings to tell the story of their unlikely friendship after the deaths of their young daughters, one killed by a suicide bomber and the other by an Israeli solider.

Power of Expression: Diversity and Inclusion Through an Artist's Eyes

March 1st, 2013

This event was a interview and dance workshop with rising artist Jimmy Page. He shared his journey as a rising artist that is interested in changing the world through his art. With the creation of his company JVP, Joint Vision Productions, LLC, Jimmy aims to create music videos, photography, and any other narrative form of art through the medium of film where the creator, the dancer, the artist, and the choreographer can see their visions and creativity come to life. His goal is to make music videos that combine the art of dance with the art of story telling-two forms that can be combined to make something beautiful.

Cultivating Peace in Our Schools-A Gathering of Peace Educators

July 16th-17th 2013

Education for Peace DC hosted a gathering of peace educators from a variety of organizations to work to elevate the peace education work that organizations, schools, and teachers are already doing throughout the DC area, escalate the work of peace education by integrating the skills, methods, and models developed by the featured organizations into teachers' educational practice, their classrooms, schools and to spread these methods, models and programs to other teachers, classrooms and schools. For more information about Education for Peace DC, click here.

A People Without A Voice: Panel Discussion
September 30th, 2013

American University was joined by three prominent members of the Washington DC Kurdish community in for a panel discussion, moderated by Barzani Scholar Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim, to examine the impacts of the war in Syria on Kurdish populations throughout the region. Saif Badrakhan, Pary Karadaghi, and Karwar Zibari gave interesting insights on the historical power struggles for Kurds in the region, the human rights implications of the current crisis, and the current political realities respectively.

Two Sided Story: A Film Screening
Tue, Oct. 1, 2013

The Center for Peacebuilding and Development along with the Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace will be hosted this event as part of the 2013-2014 Islamic Lecture. The film Two Sided Story was shown followed by remarks by bereaved Palestinian father Bassam Aramin and bereaved Israeli mother Robi Damelin from the Parents Circle Families Forum.