Participant Profile

Peacebuilding and the Arts (Brandeis University)

United States

The program in Peacebuilding and the Arts is directed by Dr. Cynthia Cohen, continuing work previously undertaken within the framework of ‘Creative Approaches to Coexistence and Reconciliation.’ The program focuses on the distinctive contributions of culture and the arts to the transformation of conflict. The program collaborates with several departments and programs at Brandeis University, including MusicUnitesUS, PAX (Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies), the School of Creative Arts, and the Office of the Arts.

Peacebuilding and the Arts collaborates with artists who work in divided communities, supporting them to reflect on, document, and strengthen their practice.