Leading From Peace

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July 18, 2023

8:30 CST / 11:30 EST / 17:30 CEST + EAT / 20:00 IST
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Leading from Peace

How might ideas from the peace studies field enhance our work as changemakers and leaders for impact? In this deep dive session, Stephanie Knox Steiner, PhD, Assistant Professor from the University for Peace, will introduce some key concepts and frameworks from peace studies and together we will explore how these understandings and orientations might contribute towards our work as leaders and changemakers. This workshop will give you tools to see how your work already fits into peacebuilding and how your work fits into the bigger picture of growing peace globally. After all, Amani means peace! So let’s explore what that means and how we can work towards it together.


Stephanie Knox Steiner, PhD

Stephanie Knox Steiner, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and the Peace Education Program Coordinator in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. With a deep-rooted commitment to peace and peace education, she has gained recognition for her expertise in this field. Stephanie holds a doctorate in the Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Ecopsychologies specialization from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has played a pivotal role in developing impactful peace and nonviolence education programs for esteemed organizations like Teachers Without Borders and the Metta Center for Nonviolence.

As a dedicated mindfulness practitioner and an ordained member of the Order of Interbeing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, she brings a holistic approach to her work. Notably, Stephanie co-founded the Jill Knox Peace Through Humor Fellowship program, in collaboration with the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor. This innovative initiative facilitates connections and synergies between humor and peace, creating a unique space for peace studies professionals to explore the transformative power of humor. Stephanie’s contributions and experiences make her a prominent figure in the field of peace education, fostering peacebuilding and understanding worldwide.

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