Webinar Series

About the NERPS Webinar Series

The Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) at Hiroshima University in Japan is hosting a series of webinars on the relationship between peace and sustainability in the context of environmental, socio-political, economic, and technological transformations. This series is situated within the urgent need to deal with the implications of global change, including the COVID-19 pandemic, for peace and sustainability. The webinar sessions serve as a platform for rethinking and updating the current discourse on peace and sustainability amidst these global challenges and transformations. Leading experts will discuss the role of resources, digital technologies, migration, governance, and education in peacebuilding, conflict mitigation, humanitarian aid, and capacity-building, among other components that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainability Development Goals, particularly that of Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs (Columbia University)

Sustainable Development as a Path to Peace


Prof. Cullen Hendrix (University of Denver)

Promoting Peace through Shared Governance of the Seas

Prof. Paul Heidebrecht (University of Waterloo)

PeaceTech and the Prospects for Critically Engaging Technology to Advance Peace and Sustainability

Joshua Fisher, PhD and Sophia Rhee, MSc (Columbia University)

Protected Area Management and Natural Resource Governance

Dr. Florian Krampe (SIPRI)

Peace and Sustainability in the Anthropocene: Meeting the evolving peace requirements of post-conflict societies

Prof. Ali Cheshmehzangi (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Sustaining the City’s Continuity and Enhancing Resilience in facing the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Andrea Bartoli (Sant’Egidio Foundation for Peace and Dialogue)

Initiative for Peace in South Sudan: Insights from the Work of the Community of Sant’Egidio

Prof. Joyashree Roy (Bangabandhu Chair Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)

SDG framework as core of development diplomacy: Juxtaposing climate action and peace through soft power diplomacy

Mr. Steve Killelea (Institute for Economics & Peace)

Ecological Threats, Peace, and COVID-19

Prof. Frank Biermann (Utrecht University)

Earth System Governance for Sustainable Development and Peace

Assoc. Prof. Takako Izumi (Tohoku University)

Disaster Risk Reduction under Conflict Situation

Assoc. Prof. Richard Friend (University of York)

Democratising Science and Research to Address Environmental Conflict