What does the field of peacebuilding practice look like? What are the potential career pathways for a strategic peacebuilder? Where do I fit in?
This graphic — developed by John Paul Lederach, professor of international peacebuilding, and Katie Mansfield, M.A. '08 — illustrates the main components and subcomponents of the field of peacebuilding and their relationship to each other.
The inner circle highlights the three major areas of strategic peacebuilding:
efforts to prevent, respond to, and transform violent conflict;
efforts to promote justice and healing; and
efforts to promote structural and institutional change.
The outer circle highlights sub-areas of practice and career focus within those three areas. For each of these sub-areas, a variety of individual career pathways emerge. For example, the following are career pathways taken by Kroc Institute alumni (many careers could be included in multiple categories). To see select alumni working in any of these areas, just click on the subcategory in the outer circle.
You are free to use the strategic peacebuilding wheel with proper attribution: John Paul Lederach and Katie Mansfield. "Strategic Peacebuilding Pathways." Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.
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