May 28, 2024

Event Coverage Highlight

War Stories Peace Stories Symposium: Peace, Conflict & The Media

Journalists, media executives, peacebuilders and members of the NGO communities are invited to participate in a one-day symposium on peace, conflict and the media.

Wherever there is war, there is reporting. We want the dramatic story—but at what cost? Does covering violence beget more violence?

There are stories just outside our field of view—stories of extraordinary resilience, of local or quiet heroes, of communities pushing back effectively in nonviolent ways. Can peace be a good story?

The stories we sell and tell have extraordinary power to shape policy and perception. Stories can change hearts and minds. We’ve seen it happen—stories can end wars, bring about peace and save lives. A good story can change the world.


Regularly priced tickets are $225 and include lunch and a reception. Seating is limited.

A limited number of discounts are available for OPC members to buy one ticket for $50. Check your email inboxes for the promo code.

Tickets must be purchased by March 20 at 11:30 p.m. EST.

Student and other ticket discounts are also available. Please inquire at

Email for questions.


A unique roster of internationally respected journalists and peacebuilders excited to share new ideas about covering war and covering peace. More to come!

Lynsey Addario, Photojournalist
Heba Aly, IRIN
Christina Asquith, The Fuller Project
Daniel Beaulieu, News Deeply
Helene Cooper, The New York Times
Yochi Dreazen, Vox
Melanie Greenberg, Alliance for Peacebuilding
Sebastian Junger, Reporter, FIlmmaker
Alexis Okeowo, The New Yorker
Mort Rosenblum, Reporter, Professor
Tina Rosenberg, Solutions Journalism
Robert J. Rosenthal, Center for Investigative Reporting
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center
Kem Sawyer, Pulitzer Center
Reza Sayeh, PBS

War Stories Peace Stories is a special project produced in partnership with Peace Direct and Spectrum Media, in consultation with the project’s sponsors and supporters and a number of key advisors and partner organizations.

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