Rethinking Peace Studies
Rethinking Peace Studies (RPS) is a series of three seminars and one culminating conference held over a three year period starting in 2014. RPS seminars each convened 15 people with diverse professional and academic experiences for four days of dialogue centered on the various shortcomings, strengths and opportunities in the field of Peace Studies.
Each seminar revolved around a theme. The themes were transdisciplinary and allowed seminar participants to approach Peace Studies from a diversity of perspectives. The first seminar on the ICU campus focused on the theme translation, the second at the Riverside Church in NYC on memory, and the third in Sri Lanka on dialogue. The culminating conference will be held on the ICU campus in June 2016.
RPS emerged from the Aspen Cultural Diplomacy Forum, which was held on the campus of International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan in November of 2012.