Carnegie Peacebuilding Conversations

About the Conversations


About the Conversations


Cooperation between different worlds and players is essential for promoting peace.
Cooperation starts with mutual understanding.

The Carnegie PeaceBuilding Conversations at the Peace Palace intend to generate fresh perspectives on peacebuilding and conflict resolutions through dialogue. The Conversations also aim to explore how private capital and philanthropic efforts can be effectively tied to public goals to promote peace, now and for generations to come. Such new perspectives are much needed in view of the increasing complexity, urgency and interconnectedness of situations involving conflicts and peace. The Carnegie PeaceBuilding Conversations will therefore bring together in the most appropriate and inspiring venue, the Peace Palace, persons from various backgrounds, including those directly affected by conflicts and future generations.


By connecting leading stakeholders from various backgrounds and generations, as well as underrepresented players around conflict related themes, the Carnegie Peacebuilding Conversations aim to generate unexpected insights and routes for progress in promoting world peace. Views are generated through dialogue involving different angles:

  • Generations: from children growing up in war zones to elders working in conflict resolution and prevention;
  • Expertise from civil society, technology and science as well as finance;
  • Sectors such as scientific research, politics, business, digital movements and philanthropy;
  • Public and community figures, with leaders, activists and those directly affected.

Informed by the work of the Carnegie Institutions around the globe, participants in the Carnegie Peacebuilding Conversations will gather in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice, at the majestic Peace Palace initiated by Andrew Carnegie.

The outcome of the conversations will be captured in a publication which will widely be shared with all organisations and individuals committed to more inclusive, just and peaceful societies. The desired impact is to create shared ideas, framing and language as the necessary basis for new peace building solutions. The conversations are meant to promote a peace agenda including research and innovation for future generations.