Dean David N. Hempton

Dean David N. Hempton

The Sustainable Peace Initiative, launched by Dean Hempton this year, will foster One Harvard connections for a more humane and harmonious world. We invite students from across Harvard's Schools to apply by September 18 to be regular members of the Sustainable Peace Working Group 2017-18






Jennifer Schirmer Headshot
Examining the Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America

For nearly three decades, Jennifer Schirmer has studied armed conflict and facilitated peace in Central and South America. Schirmer is currently a visiting scholar with RPP. 


Albert and Karen Budney, MDiv '91, made a major gift to support the Religions and the Practice of Peace Initiative at HDS.Building Peace Through Religious Understanding

Rev. Karen Budney, MDiv '91 and Albert Budney, MBA '74's passion for religious knowledge inspired them to make a major gift to RPP. "At HDS, I was surrounded by people of many different denominations who shared their faith openly and respectfully. It prepared me to engage with differences in a peaceful, more understanding manner," said Rev. Budney. 

RPP Series Archive

Dr. Shapiro and Rev. Dr. Lakawa speak at the Nov. 19 RPP Colloquium.The RPP Series Archive contains recommended resources and videos of past RPP Colloquium sessions and RPP talks on special topics.

RPP Colloquium 2016-17
RPP Colloquium 2015-16
RPP Colloquium 2014-15
Women and the Practice of Peace
Islam and the Practice of Peace


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RPP Working Group student Sana Saeed asks a question of the Pastor and the Imam.

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