This graphic illustrates the field’s main components and subcomponents and their
relationship to each other. It was developed by John Paul Lederach, professor of international peacebuilding, and Katie Mansfield, in response to questions about the field and a desire to advance understanding of peacebuilding practice beyond the focus of its many specialized subfields.
The inner circle highlights the three major timeframes of strategic peacebuilding:
1) efforts to prevent, respond to, and transform violent conflict;
2) efforts to promote justice and healing; and
3) efforts to promote structural and institutional change.
The outer circle highlights sub-areas of practice within those three areas.
This graphic has been used by the Fetzer Institute and other peacebuilders and peacebuilding organizations and educators as a way to clarify and bring substance and order to the broad and multifaceted field of peacebuilding practice.
A printable pdf version is available here.